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Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Wednesday November 22

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

Evening
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.

Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.

BBC Big Band - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. 01642 815181. 7:30pm. £24.50.

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

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Last of the Summer Jazz @ The Jazz Café

Tonight’s Jazz Café gig is the last one of the summer. And what a way to go out! The duo of Dean Stockdale and Noel Dennis first met at the Pink Lane venue, chose a few tunes to play and it worked. As they say: That’s jazz!
Pianist Stockdale and trumpet and flugelhorn maestro Dennis come from the same part of the world, yet it took a chance booking in Newcastle to bring about an instant partnership that promises to be a long term collaboration. The Teessiders share a love of classic jazz. GASbook, Miles’ legacy, they know the material inside out, and will improvise upon it as only the best can do. Expect Stockdale to entertain with stride patterns, Oscar’s dexterity and a listening ear, tuned to Dennis’ astounding solo excursions on trumpet or flugelhorn.
Top class jazz, nine o’clock start, free admission. And it comes with a 100% guarantee of satisfaction or your money back! Seriously, this is the real deal. Don’t miss it!
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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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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