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Bebop Spoken There

Ben Williams: "Jaco [Pastorius] is almost like the Charlie Parker of the bass." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Saturday October 20

Afternoon

NYJO + Tees Valley Youth Big Band - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 3:00pm. £12.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender.

Evening

Big Chris Barber Band - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 7:30pm. £15.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender.

Dinosaur - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 10:00pm. £12.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender.

Smokin’ Spitfires - Scarth Hall, 5 South Green, Staindrop DL2 3LD. 7:30pm.

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

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

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Jazz on Wearside!

In recent times, with the honourable exception of the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival, jazz on Wearside has been a bit thin on the ground. This Sunday (Jan 14) that is about to change thanks to Bradley Johnston wandering into an old fire station in Sunderland city centre. Closed for many years, the building has recently reopened as a comfortable café/bar/performance space. Bradley asked the proprietor if there was the chance of a gig. 
Well, let’s make that a weekly residency! 
As is the way with these things your support could help Bradley secure the gig on a long term basis.  The Fire Station is next to the Dun Cow pub, adjacent to Sunderland Empire. The address is: The Fire Station, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Top class jazz guitar on Wearside, Sundays at six o’clock, free admission.           
Russell

2 comments :

Steve Andrews said...

It's been thin on the ground since I started gigging around 1970! Not for nothing is Sunderland known as the cultural dead centre of the North! So, fellow Mackems, prove me wrong by supporting this venture - who knows, it might be the start of something big......?

Lance said...

I remember seeing Freddy Randall at Seaburn Hall in the early fifties then I saw the Alex Welsh Band in a park and then there was.. er... yes, I see what you mean.
Come in Ray Newton for a history of jazz in Sunderland in no more than 3 words.

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