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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.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Patti's Gigs of the Year

Here are the standout gigs that I've been at this year ....... in chronological order, rather than wow rating........ All tops for me!





Racine Bix Fest, WI, US: Tuba Skinny, The Fat Babies, Lakeshore Syncopators
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, Chicago: The Fat Babies
Jazz Cafe: Jo Harrop, with Paul Edis Quintet

Cleveland Classic Jazz Party, OH, US: Andy Brown and Petra van Njus
Hoochie Coochie: Strictly Smokin' Big Band
Darlington Jazz Club: Jeff Barnhart, with John Hallam
Black Bull, Blaydon: Vasilis Xenopoulos, with Nigel Price (see photo)
Opus Jazz Club, Darlington: Leo Richardson Quintet
Mike Durham's Classic Jazz Party: The whole weekend!
Margeurittes, France: Hot Antics Farewell Concert, with Nicolle Rochelle
Billy Bootleggers: The House of the Black Gardenia
Hoochie Coochie: King Bee Christmas Party
Plus, various gigs with Emma Fisk and James Birkett, and Lindsay Hannon with Bradley Johnston
I should also add that most of the Jazz Cafe jam sessions have been top class, and full of musical highs!
Patti.

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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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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
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