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Dave Newton: "Having got my Grade 8 pretty early, it was only then that the piano was taking over. But this was happening outside of school really, as the music teacher at this particular school didn't like me or the kind of music I liked." (Jazzwise February 2019).

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Today Tuesday January 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Paul Grainger, Russ Morgan.

Alter Ego - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB. Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Preview: Dancing trombones @ Sage Gateshead - Nov. 27

American trombonist Jason Holcomb is to premiere a new work at Sage Gateshead on Tuesday (Nov 27). A co-commissioned work for Eliot Smith Dance and the Royal British Legion Sacrification examines the conflict and human consequences of WWI.

Tyneside based Holcomb has travelled the world working on prestigious cruise ship engagements. For a number of years, the Idaho born musician (he studied music at the Lionel Hampton School of Music) was based in Las Vegas and had the privilege of participating in a recording session at the famous Capitol Records’ studios in Los Angeles and sharing a stage with Al Grey and Bill Watrous.


Sacrification is one of three dance pieces to be performed in Sage Two on Tuesday alongside works by choreographers Rosie Kay and Mathieu Geffre, and Eliot Smith, ESD’s Artistic Director. It remains to be seen - and heard - how much jazz will be in Holcomb’s commissioned piece which has been described as a work for ‘trombone ensemble and percussion’. It’s a fair bet that one or two familiar jazz faces will be in the line-up. Why not go along and support this regional jazz dance production? The ticket office telephone number at Sage Gateshead is 0191 443 4661.  

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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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