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Vadim Neselovskyi, Professor of Jazz Piano, Berklee College of Music: “Every pianist has to deal with a very complex left-hand part at some point. This is the essential pianistic experience – to split your brain into two halves and execute two very different tasks at the same time.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Roscoe Mitchell: “To me, improvisation is trying to improve your skills so you can make these on-point compositional decisions. That takes practice.” – (Down Beat September 2017)

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Today Saturday September 23

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day two of three.
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Evening
Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Rockafellas - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Tobie Carpenter Organ Trio - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £10.
Thin Man + Jon Gordon - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. Free.
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Nikki Iles & Stan Sulzmann - Great Hall, Hexham Abbey, Hexham NE46 3NB. 10pm. £10/£8.
Pat McMahon Trio - Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. 01434 605537. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bone Idol Homecoming

(Preview by Russell)
Alexander Bone returns to the region in March to play two gigs with his Royal Academy of Music student friends at the Jazz Café, Newcastle and the Traveller’s Rest, Darlington.
The former pupil of Barnard Castle School won the inaugural BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year award in 2014 and went on to study at Chetham’s School of Music before his move to the capital to continue his studies.
The alto saxophonist made a guest appearance at last year’s Darlington Jazz Festival with Dean Stockdale and friends in the Quakerhouse pub. His appearance on BBC TV made a big impression on those who tuned in. Hearing him live is something else! Bone is due to appear on television again performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra playing the music from the soundtrack of Taxi Driver. The programme is scheduled to be broadcast at eight o’clock on 1st April. A better bet is to get along to the Jazz Café on Pink Lane on Friday 4th March to hear him for yourself. Suitably impressed, you can relive the experience the following evening at the Traveller’s Rest on West Auckland Road, Darlington. Bone is a Darlington lad so this gig is expected to sell-out in advance. To be sure of getting in book your ticket - £10 - by emailing: jazzblowers@gmail.com. The same should be said about the Newcastle date – if you want to be sure of getting in contact the Jazz Café. Telephone 0191 222 9882. 
Russell.

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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.
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