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Elkie Brooks: “He [Eric Delaney] was most surprised I could sing ‘Misty’ which is quite a big ballad.” – (R’N’R November/December 2017)

Norma Winstone: “I think a lot of young musicians are doing good stuff and trying to find a way, but I think it’s more difficult now because there’s no funding.” – (Jazzwise December 2017/January 2018)

Today Sunday February 25

Afternoon

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 12 noon. Free.

Somethin’ Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 5:00pm. Tel: 01325 788564. Matt Case (saxophone) & Mike Hepple (guitar).

More Jam - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.

Evening

Just Friends - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm. £5.

Bradley Johnston - The Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 6:00pm. Free. New weekly residency.

The Djooks - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SJ. 7:30pm. Free.

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

Monday, October 09, 2017

Jazz Jam @ Empty Shop - October 8













(Review by Russell)
From the Quakerhouse a mad dash to the Empty Shop to hear who’s new on the Durham scene. Durham University students are back and most Sundays during term time you can find hordes of them on the first floor of 35c Framwellgate Bridge. This Sunday was no different – cool dudes, or dudes looking cool, some trying to look anything other than a fresher, the place was crowded.


Chief Dude Carlo was at the speakeasy’s door to welcome one and all. Ascending the stairs to an enthusiastic take on The Girl from Ipanema, a paint-splattered chair stood vacant. Once occupied, scan the room…cool dudes. Cool. Piano (fresher type, yet to take off his coat, perhaps he wasn’t planning on hanging around this evening), bass player perched on an amp (cool pose), drummer (partially obscured view, possibly a cool dude). There Will Never Be Another You – good. Change of personnel, Dan Garel takes to the floor. Last week altoist Garel impressed at Newcastle’s Jazz Café, he did so again ripping into Straight No Chaser. Our piano fresher impressed on So What as did Michael Williams on flugelhorn. Tenderly marked out Williams as one to check out. Later DUBB drummer Tristan Bacon put down his beer and sat in. Garel, Bacon and Williams, with a bit of luck one or two of these cool dudes will be at Newcastle Jazz Café’s next jam session (Tuesday of next week, October 17).  

Empty Shop jam sessions are organised by Durham University Jazz Society starting at seven thirty with free admission, taking place on most (not all) Sundays. Check the Empty shop website for the latest dates.     

Russell              

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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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