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Buddy Guy: "My mother said, 'You got flowers for me, give 'em to me now, because I'm not going to smell them when you put 'em on the casket'." - (DownBeat September 2018).

Marty Ashby: "I asked him what his gig was and he said 'I put the scores on the music stands'. I said, 'That's a gig?' And I realised there were four floors of guys like him, who supported some of the finest musicians in the world. But I was a jazz musician, and I was used to playing with some of the finest musicians in the world in front of the New York Public Library for tips. That's when I realised that jazz didn't have the same support system as classical music. - (DownBeat September 2018).

Today Tuesday August 14

Afternoon

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

Evening

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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band @ Ushaw - May 26

(Report by Russell & Tony Eales/Photo courtesy of Ken Drew).
County Durham correspondent Tony Eales filed a brief report on the Strictly Smokin’ Big Band’s gig at Ushaw. A warm early summer Friday evening at Ushaw encouraged fans to turn out in numbers. The magnificent Exhibition Hall was all but sold out. Who said jazz is dead? Michael Lamb’s SSBB featured vocalist Jennifer Davies, guitarist Pawel Jedrzejewski (and other instrumentalists from the sections) and at the heart of the performance the British premiere of trumpeter Gerard Presencer’s suite written for the acclaimed Danish Radio Big Band.

Ushaw’s June concert (Friday 30, 7:30pm), features the superb Matt Anderson Quartet. As Michael Lamb’s big band drew such a large crowd it could be advisable to book in advance www.ushaw.org

1 comment :

Hugh said...

Agree wholeheartedly - strictly crackin' gig! Made all the better by Ushaw's new (to me at least) pre-concert meals available in the refectory cafe.

Special mention for Sue Ferris in the engine room on baritone sax!

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