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Ben Williams: "Jaco [Pastorius] is almost like the Charlie Parker of the bass." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Sunday October 21

Afternoon

Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender - Details.

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Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

James Birkett & Emma Fisk - Hurworth Village Hall, Church Row, Hurworth, Co. Durham DL2 2AQ. 2:00pm. £8.00.

Gerry Richardson’s Big Idea - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 5:00pm (doors 4:00pm). Free.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. 4:00pm. Free.

Memphis Cruisers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1 BG. 12:00-3:00pm. 1920's jazz in Trencher's, Restaurant, the Champagne Bar & Valerie's Tearooms. Now a regular Sunday gig.

Bullfrog Blues Band. - Tyne Bar, Maling St., Newcastle NE6 1LP. Tel: 0191 265 2550. 4:00pm. Free.

Evening

Mingus Big Band - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 7:30pm. £15.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender.

Julian Costello Quartet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £10.00. & £8.00.

James Birkett & Bradley Johnston - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 8:00pm. £5.00.

East Coast Jam - The Exchange, Howard St., North Shields NE30 1SE. 6-9pm. Free.

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

Friday, March 17, 2017

Preview - SSBB & Scarlet Street @ Hoochie Coochie - Sunday March 19.

(Preview by Kath Gowland)
Tonight, Thursday, is the penultimate reheasal for the SSBB and Scarlet Street, so I thought I would pop in for a listen, and to give the readers of BSH a bit of a heads up on the forthcoming event at Hoochie Coochie this SundayStrike Up The Band what a gig this will be!

So what can you expect this coming Sunday….
A Pandora’s Box of Delights for a discerning audience…. Military precision drumming from the fabulous Dave McKeague driving the rhythm section, occasional deps and the usual suspects front-lining the horn section.  The delightful, exquisite, Alice Grace, who, having had a few days of silence (no voice at all!) is once again in fine voice and of course the soulful sounds of the one and only… Freeze. 
In addition to this we also have a bundle of delight, (and hopefully not a bundle of joy… yet - Jen’s baby is due in just 5 weeks) from the spectacular Scarlet Street, delicious harmonies, and sweet treats that took me back to the musical films of my childhood reminders of the Glenn Miller Story and wartime numbers from the Andrews Sisters… I shan’t be a bad apple and spoil it for you, although at the end of International Science Week maybe a vague reference to Newton’s Law of Gravity isn’t out of place… but honestly… I  just can’t wait! Oh yeah… and a couple of surprises too!
So if you want three fabulous sets of magnificent Big Band Music to dance along to … about 30 tunes… with incredible vocals interspersed with a few new numbers from the big band then you really do not want to miss this one!  Be there or be square!
Kath

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