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Branford Marsalis: "You talk to the old guys about it [52nd St.], and they say the music part was great. Every other aspect of it [pay, hours, conditions] sucked" - (DownBeat, May 2019).

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Today Sunday April 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Blues

Beefy La Slap - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Alex Fawcett Band - Tyne Bar, Maling St., Newcastle NE6 1LP. Tel: 0191 265 2550. 4:00pm. Free

Evening

Jazz

East Coast Jazz - Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free. Monthly jam session.

Swing Manouche - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Blaydon Jazz Club. Note new, regular start time.

Blues

Sour Mash Trio - 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.

Monday, February 25, 2019

And the Oscar goes to...jazz!

The Best Motion Picture at this year's Academy Awards is Green Book. The film soundtrack was composed by Kris Bowers the 2011 winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. Check out the reviews - they are all over the mass media - then make a date at your favourite movie theatre. 

2 comments :

Liz said...

A worthy winner, can't wait to see it. My son saw it yesterday(he lives in USA) and praised it.

Patti said...

Yes, indeed - I'll definitely be seeing it, sometime - it's had wonderful reviews, and sounds like a truly inspiring story.

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