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Oscar Peterson: "I find most pianists use too many notes in a chord. They double up an awful lot" - (Crescendo May 1963).

Benny Green (British): "...there was a whole race of men who used to stand in front of their bands, waving their arms, pretending to conduct ... Many of the bandleaders we had worked for had been either crooks or imposters ... " - (Crescendo March 1963).

Today Saturday September 22

Afternoon

Festival of Thrift - Kirkleatham, Redcar, Cleveland TS10 5NW. 10:00am. Line-up

Evening

Emma Fisk & James Birkett - St Cuthbert’s Church, 5 Woodside, Shadforth, Co. Durham DH6 1LD. 7:30pm £10.00 (u16 free) includes finger buffet, BYOB.

Ruby Turner - ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL. Tel: 01642 525199. 8:00pm. £20.00. + £2.00. b/f.

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, February 20, 2018

Preview: Clare Teal @ Gala Theatre in April

Over the years, I've been fortunate to see/hear the wonderful Clare Teal at several venues - Scarborough Jazz Festival, Keswick Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Gateshead International Jazz Festival (where, even by her own high standards, she was fantastic), Customs House, South Shields and Gala Theatre, Durham. These latter two venues were with a trio as opposed to the sumptuous orchestral backing she sometimes gets at the festival gigs and it is once again with a trio that she returns to the Gala Theatre in Durham on Friday the 13th of April but don't let that put you off. Ms Teal is a singer of such class that Friday 13 will surely go down as your lucky day.
Lance.

Clare is also at Settle in North Yorks the day previous. Details;
Clare Teal and her Trio - Swings the Thing
Thursday 12th April @ Settle Victoria Hall
Kirkgate, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9DZ

Show time: 7:30pm
Box Office Tel: 01729 825718
Tickets: £22 Door £25

Clare Teal and her Trio - Swings the Thing
Friday 13th April @ Gala Theatre, Durham

Show time: 7:30pm
Box Office: 03000 266600
Tickets: £20 (conc. £18)

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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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