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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Charts - hoping to be no. 1

A late Sunday afternoon jam session on Newcastle Quayside...it could/should be a winner. At one time Flynn's was a very successful public house just around the corner from Live Theatre. Its waterfront location proved popular with a weekend crowd out to drink for England. Nothing lasts forever and the place closed. The building stood empty for years...until now. 
Today, following extensive refurbishment and a change of name, Charts is the place to be seen and heard. Yes, being heard is the objective of Stu Collingwood's weekly jam session or 'Jazz Social' as the venue prefers to call it. Four o'clock, Sundays, Stu's trio extends an open invitation to you to turn up and sit in. Great views across the Tyne, decent beers, food if you want it, why not give it a try?      
Russell

1 comment:

  1. Charts is a great venue and the cats who blow at the other jams around town will enjoy blowing or singing with these guys backing them. However, for those who don't feel that they are quite ready to jump in at the deep end, the AM JAM, just upriver at The Globe, offers the jazz aspirant the opportunity to test the water and develop their chops before mixing it with the big hitters. Lead sheets are provided and the AM JAM is the ideal confidence builder for the enthusiastic newcomer to jazz.
    Later, the Jazz Coop have, on this particular Sunday, in the evening, an exciting session in store with NORTH4JAZZ. This is the latest of sax maestro Dave Keighley's combos and it promises to be a cracker!

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