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Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

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Today Tuesday February 21

Jam Session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, September 05, 2016

On the trail of a policeman

The 2016 Heritage Open Days event begins on Thursday 8th September. Many thousands of buildings, and other places not usually accessible to the public, throw open their doors, in most cases free of charge, to all comers. In Tyne and Wear the choices are many: From Mansion House to Art House – A Guided Tour offers tours of a town house on the line of Hadrian’s Wall in Newcastle city centre, the recently restored Roker Pier and Lighthouse will be opening its doors and Dunston Staithes, Gateshead will be open on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th. 
Of interest to the jazz fan is a guided walk through Wallsend looking at the old haunts of Gordon Sumner. A Sting in the Trail – Wallsend Local History Walk stops by places once frequented by Sting. Yes, one time Newcastle Big Band bass player, Last Exit front man,  and long-time global (Police) superstar, Sting is the subject of a North Tyneside Heritage Open Days event. The walk is scheduled for Thursday at one o’clock. Places are limited, so, to be sure of your place, telephone 0191 643 7413.       
Russell.

1 comment :

  1. I'll have to miss this one - Thursday has me elsewhere...

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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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