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Curtis Stigers: “I’m a jazz singer. I’m not a saxophonist. When I stand in front of a band like the Danish Radio Big Band or Ronnie Scott’s, I usually tend to leave the instrument on the stand.” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Tamsin Austin, Director of Performance Programme, Sage Gateshead: “SummerTyne is our largest festival and we absolutely love it!” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Today Saturday July 22

Afternoon
SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day two of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Big Chris Barber Band - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.50/£20.50.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

But Beautiful Bill Evans

Another chance to hear…and for once no one can be anything other than delighted. All next week – Monday-Friday, Radio 3, 12 noon, repeated at 6:30pm – the subject of the long-running Composer of the Week programme is Bill Evans. In the week of the EFG London Jazz Festival this is a most welcome repeat.
Michael Berkeley’s guest on Private Passions, Radio 3, Sunday (12 noon) is, author and jazz fan, Geoff Dyer. Expect to hear some jazz. Midweek on Radio 4, Wednesday (that’s midweek), 9:00am, invites roundtable guests to talk about who knows what? As Soweto Kinch is a guest, there is every chance that the conversation will turn to jazz.

The SF JAZZ Collective reworks the music of Michael Jackson on Jazz Now at eleven o’clock on Monday evening, Radio 3.
The Sound of Soweto Radio 4, Tuesday (11:30am), tells the story not of Soweto Kinch,   rather the township of Soweto and its music, a music of defiance. Friday Night is Music Night (Friday, surprisingly) at eight o’clock is a second, quick repeat of the BBC Concert Orchestra’s performance first broadcast earlier this year with guests , vocalist Clare Teal and Lance Ellington. And don’t forget to catch the BBC Jazz pop-up station currently on air as the 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival gets into full swing. Tune to DAB radio or you can listen online.        
Russell.
PS: And don't forget to tune-in to RTHK tomorrow (Sunday) for Colin Aitchison's Vintage Chart Toppers.

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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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