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Jimi Durso: "Be in tune when you hit the stage [At a jam session]. Also, bring a list of songs you know." - (DownBeat October 2018).

Jazzmeia Horn: "She's not a jazz singer whoever she is [Aretha Franklin]." - (Blindfold Test, DownBeat October 2018).

Today Tuesday September 25

Afternoon

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

Evening

Jam session - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Jazz Café update

The Jazz Café’s famed jam session returns tonight (Tuesday 16). An update, or, if truth be told, a correction…the house drummer will be the brilliant Russ Morgan working alongside pianist Paul Edis and bassist Paul Grainger. An earlier posting indicated that Matt MacKellar would be behind the traps. Well, he will be, but as a sitter-in. So, that’s two top class drummers for starters, and as is the way with this amazing jam session, others could well be looking to get behind the traps.

It is likely that Joel Brown will be in the house, similarly, alto saxophonist Dan Garel is rumoured to be up for it. One of the joys of the session (first and third Tuesdays in the month) is in not knowing who will turn up to sit-in and invariably being knocked out by their musicianship. The evening gets underway at eight o’clock with the house trio playing three or four numbers and then it’s open to all comers. Arrive early, grab a ringside seat, it’s the greatest free show in town!    
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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