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Vadim Neselovskyi, Professor of Jazz Piano, Berklee College of Music: “Every pianist has to deal with a very complex left-hand part at some point. This is the essential pianistic experience – to split your brain into two halves and execute two very different tasks at the same time.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Roscoe Mitchell: “To me, improvisation is trying to improve your skills so you can make these on-point compositional decisions. That takes practice.” – (Down Beat September 2017)

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Today Sunday September 24

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day three of three.
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Afternoon.
More Jam - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
Ian Harrington (solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
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Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche - Claypath Delicatessen, Durham DH1 1QS. 0191 3407209. 4pm. £5.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's, 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Blues Jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Jazz Tones - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm. £4.
Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 01325 788564. 5pm. Weekly.
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Evening
The Blueswater - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ 0191 2304474
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Chris Martin - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Berlin Jazz Quartet on tour!

(Preview by Russell)
The Master Musicians International network has a long history of promoting concerts in numerous venues throughout the north east of England. Concert series primarily focus upon established and emerging classical artists. Autumn 2017 marks something of a departure with a four date tour by a German jazz quartet. Ulrich Hubner, tenor saxophone, Max Arsava, piano, Leo Helgert, bass, and Jonas Sorgenfrei, drums, call themselves the Berlin Jazz Quartet.
Four concerts in four days – one in Durham, one in Newcastle, and two in North Shields – give the gig-goer every opportunity to hear a modern jazz quartet playing standards and, we’re promised, a few original compositions. Details of the performances during September are as follows:



Wednesday 13th

YMCA Music Studios
Queen Alexandra 6th Form College
Queen Alexandra Road West
North Shields
NE29 0BZ
1:00pm Admission £7.00.

Thursday 14th

Belmont Parish Hall
Broomside Lane
Durham
DH1 2QR
2:30pm Admission £7.00.

Friday 15th
St Peter’s Church
Central Avenue
Balkwell
North Shields
NE29 7JA
7:30pm £7.00.

Saturday 16th

St James’ & St Basil’s Church
Ravenside Road
Fenham
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 9EJ
12 noon £6.00.         
 




For details of Newcastle and North Shields tel: 0191 257 7401, Durham tel: 0191 384 8348.            

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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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