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Jimi Durso: "Be in tune when you hit the stage [At a jam session]. Also, bring a list of songs you know." - (DownBeat October 2018).

Jazzmeia Horn: "She's not a jazz singer whoever she is [Aretha Franklin]." - (Blindfold Test, DownBeat October 2018).

Today Tuesday September 25

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Evening

Jam session - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Tonite! DJM @ Prohibition Bar!

Cheshire-born, Paris resident, Daniel John Martin returns to the north tonight to play a few gigs with Mick Shoulder’s Swing Manouche. Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead, is the place to be at eight o’clock. DJM will revel in Prohibition Bar’s 1920s decadence, discreetly tucked away just off the Tyne Bridge. Nearby parking is free after six o’clock, the Quaylink bus service arrives and departs outside the West Door at Sage Gateshead, a mere two minutes’ walk from Arch 3 and Gateshead Metro is a matter of five minutes, if that, from a night of swinging speakeasy Manouche jazz! Grappelli is your man? Make a point of getting along tonight, you won’t believe how good DJM is!
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Eight sharp, £8.00. on the door. C’est bon! Le jazz hot!        

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.
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