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Number 22 in World Jazz Blog Rankings

Number 22 in World Jazz Blog Rankings

Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Saturday April 29

Afternoon

1pm: Dean Stockdale Trio. 2:30pm: Abbie Finn Quartet 4pm: Rick Laughlin Trio - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052. 1:00-5:00pm. Free (donations).

Evening

Dave O’Higgins with Durham Alumni Big Band - Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT. Support set by Durham County Youth Big Band (7:15pm). £12.00. (+ concs).

Late night jam session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052.10:30pm. Free.

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Ruby Turner - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.00. & £20.00.

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Fever & Friends - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE333 3NG. 7:30pm. £12.00. 0191 454234.

Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Black Bull, Blaydon, News

Sunday 20th March - 8pm - Adm. £7.00
Strictly Smokin' Big Band led by Michael Lamb
Close up and intimate with a full size, top class Big Band. One which is consistently getting rave reviews! Should be quite an exciting evening. 
Sunday 10th April - 8pm - £5.00


Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord 
Scintillating gypsy jazz in the Grappelli/Django style with Emma Fisk vln, James Birkett gtr, Dave Harris gtr and Paul Baxter bass. This exciting new ensemble makes its debut. 
Sunday 15th May - 8pm - £5.00
Noel Dennis/Paul Edis Quartet 
Teesside's Noel Dennis is one of the region's most lyrical jazz musicians. Think Chet Baker/Miles Davis. Here with the wonderful trio of Paul Edis on piano, Andy Champion bass and Russ Morgan drms. 
Sunday 19th June - 8pm - £5.00 
Alice Grace with the Peter Gilligan Quartet 
Since moving to the NE Alice Grace has made quite an impact on the local jazz scene. An experienced jazz singer (NYJO and more) she is joined by great local players Pete on pno, Paul Gowland sax, Paul Grainger bass and Russ Morgan drms. 
Sunday 10th July - 8pm - £5.00 
The Reunion 
Colin Aitchison tpt, Franco Valussi clnt, Steve Andrews sax, Roy Cansdale bass, Roly Veitch gtr
Hong Kong ex-pat Geordie Colin Aitchison, Benny Goodman styled Italian clarinetist Franco Valussi, Cumbria's sax maestro Steve Andrews, Roy Cansdale bass now resident in Gloucestershire and Blaydon's Roly Veitch gtr get together for a session of 30s style swinging jazz.

Roly.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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