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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.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Joe Garner

The death was announced in the Evening Chronicle of a Joe Garner who passed away on December 17. Can anyone confirm/or otherwise as to whether this was the same Joe Garner who played bass with the Panama Jazzmen in the 1950s?
The age, 85, and the address in the Howdon area of North Tyneside point towards it being one and the same.
Information would be appreciated.
Chronicle obituary.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance I visited Joe some time and this location sound correct: Very near to the Tyne tunnel At that time he was working on the OIL RIGGS in the North sea.
Also saw him at the Cresent Club about 6 to 12 months ago
Hope this has been some help

Happy New Year Raymond Newton Double Bass/ cello and cello player

Lance said...

Thanks Ray - it must have been some time ago if he was working on the rigs!

Lance Garner said...

Hello Lance, my name is Lance, Joe’s son. Dad always told me I was named after a jazz musician as he really liked the name. Sorry if I’m stating the obvious, are you that man?

Lance said...

Hello Lance, I'd like to think I was the inspiration for your name but, as I actually never met your dad, I'm probably not. However, I learne of the high respect he was held in when I worked alongside Ronnie McLean and played in a band with Ray Jobling who, I believe, took over from Joe with the Panama Jazzmen. The jazz world is such a tight community that, even if we don't know someone personally, we know of them.
I'd love to know of some of the bands he played in after the Panama and if you had a photo we could post.
Deepest sympathy
Lance [Liddle]
PS: The only other Lance I can think of is Lance Cousins who was around in the same era.

Lance Garner said...

Lance, thanks for the reply, Lance Cousins sounds familiar.
Dad spoke of the Panama Jazz Men and he said at one point was with Geraldo.
He also was on the "Chusan" and "Saxonia" cruise ships.
Also the "69 Club" in Newcastle.
He mentioned being in the 69 Club when the Krays visited one night.
In later years worked "Grey's Nightclub" and the "Westerhope Social Club" with the Johnny Sampson Combo (I think).
The hours got to him - 7ish till 10ish at Westerhope followed by an 11ish till 2ish at Grey's. So he went back on the tools.
Thank you for the condolences.
Regards Lance.

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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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