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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)

Friday April 28

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Dean Stockdale Trio - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord - St. Cuthbert's Centre, Church Hill, Crook DL15 9DN. 7:30pm.
Matt Roberts Sextet - Voodoo Café, Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 8pm. £6. 01325 467555. Darlington Jazz Festival.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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Lazy River Jazz Band - Blenkinsopp Castle Inn, Nr. Greenhead CA8 7JS. 8pm. £5. Dancers welcome! 07721 375278 for more details.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

World Premiere of St. Cuthbert's Suite in March

St. Cuthbert, widely regarded as the Patron Saint of Northern England, died on March 20, 687AD - 1329 years ago - so the forthcoming world premiere of the St. Cuthbert's Suite is long overdue
This specially commissioned composition, composed by Durham-born musician Paul Edis, is a musical account of the life of StCuthbert. Drawing upon influences from jazz, folk and classical music it will be performed by some of the finest musicians in the North East on Friday, March 18 at Ushaw College, and then at Durham Cathedral on Saturday, March 19.
The Ushaw Ensemble consists of Graham Hardy (Trumpet/Flugel), Graeme Wilson (saxes/bass clarinet/flute), Emma Fisk (Violin), Alice Burn (Northumbrian Pipes), Paul Edis (Piano/MD), Rob Walker (drums/perc) and Paul Susans (double bass)
Cuthbert was a shepherd from Melrose - he saw a vision of the soul being carried up to heaven by Angels - he joined a monastery - as an evangelist he was described as 'indefatigable' and 'the wonder worker of Britain - he lived in solitude as a hermit - his body had to be moved several times after his death (including 7 years on the road) fleeing the Vikings, until eventually settling in Dunholme (Durham) where the Cathedral now stands (apparently, it would appear from the photo, calling in at the Gala Theatre) . 
Lance.
www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/plans-move-holy-statue-st-9602073

1 comment :

  1. Re Cuthbert: As you say, Lance, calling in at the Gala. Due to the nocturnal habits of some of his neighbours in Millenium Square he may be forced to take refuge in the grounds of the Cathedral! (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/plans-move-holy-statue-st-9602073)

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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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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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