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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)

Today Thursday April 27

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone, Newcastle (ish) NE27 0DA. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. 0191 4888068
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Dave Weisser & Alan Law - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5. (Students free).
BABMUS Presents - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £3 (£2 students).
Strictly Smokin' Big Band - The Millstone, Haddrick's Mill Rd., South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3DB. Free. 7pm. Open rehearsal.
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Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Grove, Peterlee SR8 2RR.7pm. £8. 07425 145549.
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Paul Skerritt Band - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. 9pm. Free. 01325 468411.
Jazz Workshop w. Matt Roberts - Art Gallery, Crown St., Darlington DL1 1ND. 6pm. £5. Registration required. Part of Darlington Jazz Festival.
Richie Emmerson Quartet w Richie (tenor); Ted Pearce (keys); Alan Smith (bass) + drums tba - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - The Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
Pocket Jazz Orchestra + Noel Dennis (trumpet) - The Ship, Church Lane, Redmarshall, Stockton TS21 1EP. Free. 8pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Eales found in Empty Shop

(Report by Russell via Eales).
Bebop Spoken Here’s roving correspondent Tony Eales could be found in an Empty Shop last night. Durham’s Empty Shop on Framwellgate Bridge is one of Eales’ top priorities. Ever keen to spread the J word, Mr Eales flyers the unsuspecting: Roll up,
roll up! Jazz tonight at 35c Framwellgate Bridge!

Last night it was Eddie Bellis’ excellent West Coast outfit Lickety Split. A couple of  deps in – no slouches, mind you – Paul Grainger for Alan Rudd and Dean Stockdale. Piano man Stockdale was more of an addition than dep. Eales reports a good turnout (just as there was up the road at the Jazz Café in Newcastle).
If you’re approached in the street, café, or anywhere else for that matter, by someone handing out flyers, take pity, take one, say thank you and, before you hoy it in the bin, take a look, it won’t be some in/out nonsense or some end of the world is nigh type, it could well be Tony Eales spreading the (jazz) news.
Next at the Empty Shop on Thursday 16 June is the wonderful Alice Grace. Singing a selection of GAS book and more contemporary numbers, Ms Grace is worth travelling many a mile to hear. Eight o’clock start, a mere fiver to get in, magical.
Russell.                

1 comment :

  1. Flyers! Let's not forget the man who made street theatre out of distributing flyers - the late Keith Crombie of the old Jazz Café. That part of Percy Street by the Haymarket will never be the same again without the bearded figure of Crombie and his leaflets - RIP.

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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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