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Today Wednesday March 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Lieko Quintet + purpleshirt - Bar Loco, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle NE1 4PG. Tel: 0191 232 5871. 7:30pm. Free.

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

The Exchange Blues - The Exchange, Howard St., North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 8:00pm. Free. Fortnightly blues jam session.

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

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

My Gigs of the Year

Best Gig
National.
APPJAG Awards @ Pizza Express (Holborn)!
Mingus Big Band/Leo Richardson Quintet @ Ronnie's.
Georgie Fame w. Guy Barker @ Ronnie's.
Echoes of Ellington @ Cadogan Hall.

Northeast.
Mingus Big Band @ Middlesbrough Town Hall.
Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe.
Mick Shoulder Quintet @ Blaydon Jazz Club.
Jo Harrop @ Ushaw Jazz Festival.
SSBB w. Paul Booth @ Alphabetti Theatre.
James Morrison Quartet @ Gala Theatre.
Greg Abate @ Jazz Café.
Davina & The Vagabonds @ Sage Gateshead.
Alan Glen Trio @ The Globe.
Kansas Smitty's House Band @ Sage Gateshead.
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GIJF Day 3 
Sheila Jordan w. Pete Churchill.
House of the Black Gardenia.
Georgie Fame w. Guy Barker Big Band. 
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International Jazz Day @ The Globe.
King Bee @ Hoochie Coochie.

These are but a few, in no particular order, that I enjoyed and, in truth, to rate any one of them above the rest would be to do the others a disservice.
Lance

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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