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Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Friday April 28

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Dean Stockdale Trio - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord - St. Cuthbert's Centre, Church Hill, Crook DL15 9DN. 7:30pm.
Matt Roberts Sextet - Voodoo Café, Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 8pm. £6. 01325 467555. Darlington Jazz Festival.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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Lazy River Jazz Band - Blenkinsopp Castle Inn, Nr. Greenhead CA8 7JS. 8pm. £5. Dancers welcome! 07721 375278 for more details.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Cookers Sage Gateshead!

(Preview by Russell)
Monday night there is only one place to be and that is Sage Gateshead. One of the great line-ups in jazz returns to play Sage Two following a triumphant appearance at the 2015 Gateshead International Jazz Festival. The Cookers – bop masters par excellence – made a huge impression last time around and Monday evening is sure to be one of those ‘I was there’ occasions.

The Cookers have an unbelievable pedigree; collectively band members have contributed to literally thousands of recording sessions (many of them with the biggest jazz names in history) and to see – and hear – these seven men on stage will be a privilege. The band is on a European tour and this Sage Gateshead date, one of four, offers a rare opportunity to hear the band on these shores. Band leader and trumpeter David Weiss has assembled the dream line-up of fellow trumpeter Eddie Henderson, Billy Harper, tenor, Craig Handy on alto, Danny Grissett, piano, Cecil McBee, double bass and master drummer Billy Hart.

Don’t miss this one. Monday 14th November. Contact Sage Gateshead’s ticket office now – telephone 0191 443 4661.          

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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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