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Bebop Spoken There

Michelle Coltrane: "It was Geri Allen who told me, 'Why don't you work with a guitar player? It's a lot easier. They're mobile, all the pianos are out of tune'" - DownBeat March 2018.

Verneri Pohjola: “I've been trying to get away from being 'a young and promising trumpet player' for over twenty years” DownBeat March 2018.

Today Wednesday February 21

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Chris Sharkey - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. £5.00. (students free). Duo with James Mainwaring.

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Friday, April 15, 2016

GIJF Day One Line-up

Bugalu Foundation | Concourse | 6:30pm
Gregory Porter | Sage One | 7:30pm (SOLD OUT)
Arun Ghosh Sextet | Sage Two | 7:45pm | £13.50
Line-up Ghosh (clarinet), Chris Williams (alto), John Ellis (piano), Liran Donin (bass) & Dave Walsh (drums)
Additional afternoon performance on concourse following three-day residency with
Roman Road Primary School
Evan Parker | NRFH | 8:30pm | £10.00 (Parker solo performance)
Parker in conversation with Graham McKenzie | Barbour Room | 7:30pm | Free to
concert ticket holders.
Michel Reis/Stefan Karl Schmid - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
Strictly Smokin’ Big Band | Concourse | 10:00pm
Band plus jazz dancers. Second set at 11:00pm
Liane Carroll | Sage Two | 10:15pm | £12.50
Ian Shaw is Carroll’s special guest
World Service Project + Chris Sharkey | NRFH | 10:30pm | £12.50
Strictly Smokin’ Big Band | Concourse | 11:00pm
Second set
Late night jam session @ The Globe | 10:00pm | £5.00
House band: Steve Glendinning Trio. Glendinning (guitar), Paul Grainger (double bass) & Mark Robertson (drums)

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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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Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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