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Today Thursday April 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - The Merry Monk, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 12:30pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Eliot Smith Dance: Triple Bill - Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea NE64 6DB. Tel: 01670 811951. 7:30pm. £14.00. (£12.00. concs., £30.00. family). Performance inc Poppy (music composed by Jason Holcomb).

Julija Jaceniate Trio Black Swan, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 8:00pm. £6.00. (£5.00. concs). Jacenaite (vocals), Steve Glendinning (guitar), Paul Grainger (double bass).

Paul Skerritt Band - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. Tel: 01325 468411. 8:00pm. Free.

Paul Donnelly Quartet - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free. Tees Hot Club: Dormans Jazz Festival.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

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

Monday, July 04, 2016

Brass: Durham International Festival

(Preview by Russell)
Brass: Durham International Festival or in common parlance Durham International Brass Festival. Whatever it chooses to call itself, the 2016 event is one week away. Beginning a week today - Monday 11 July - community centres, museums, parks, a bridge, a school, a brewery and a boathouse share a common purpose…to transform County Durham into an all-singing-all-dancing capital of brass!
Durham City’s tourist trap cobbled streets become ‘Streets of Brass’ over the weekend of Saturday 16th/Sunday 17th July with a brass band of one sort or another popping up outside a pub, on Framwellgate Bridge, the Market Place, and sundry other locations from eleven in the morning to late afternoon. During the week Murton, Newton Aycliffe, Spennymoor and Stanley are just four of several locations across County Durham to host a brass band. 
New York Brass Band (York, England!), Oompah Brass, the Always Drinking Marching Band (hic!), the German Trombone Vibration and Mr Wilson’s Second Liners will play a set in schools, museums and parks. If you’re in Durham during the week, you’ll find it all but impossible to avoid a brass attack.
Durham’s Gala Theatre stages a couple of big events; on Friday 15th at 7:15pm the Hot 8 Brass Band appears with support from Leeds-based Portmanteau, currently building a big reputation having been selected to tour on the Northern Line scheme. The Hot 8s perform gigs way beyond the jazz sphere having worked with Mos Def and others. Tickets at £16 are selling fast. 
On Sunday afternoon (3:00pm, July 17th) a traditional brass band concert features the distinguished Fairey Brass Band. Tickets: £18 (£16 concessions).
The Battle of the Somme is commemorated in this centenary year at Durham Cathedral. The Durham Hymns is a major new brass work which will be premiered on Saturday 16th (7:30pm). The Centenary Choir and Brass Band together with Voices of Hope with lyrics by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy will remember the many soldiers of the Durham Light Infantry wounded, killed or reported missing in action at the Somme. The music has been composed by Orlando Gough, Jessica Curry and Jonathan Bates.
Russell.
For tickets and further details visit www.brassfestival.co.uk.                          

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