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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.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Yardbird Arts present Remi Harris Duo @ Wingates Village Institute & BURC, Spittal.

(Press release)
Swapping worldwide touring for a series of intimate village hall gigs, extraordinary UK guitarist, Remi Harris is joined by double bassist, Simon Smith for an eclectic mix of music at Wingates Village Institute NE65 8RW and at BURC (formerly St. Paul's Church), Spittal TD15 1RD.

Remi’s music draws from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock and World Music. His live set includes original compositions, improvisations, jazz standards and new arrangements of musical masters ranging from Django Reinhardt and Jimi Hendrix to Wes Montgomery and Charlie Parker.  He plays a variety of acoustic and electric guitars and his show is interspersed with commentary about the history of the music and instruments he plays
Remi was named after the 2nd and 3rd notes of the major scale (Do "Re Mi" Fa So La Ti Do). He started playing guitar at the age of 7, learning from guitar magazines, videos and recordings. He was initially inspired by rock and blues guitarists of the 60s and 70s. He played his first gig aged 11 and in his late teens he developed an interest in jazz music. Since then he has been growing a reputation for blending all of his influences into his own individual style of playing.

Described by Jamie Cullum as an ‘extraordinary musician and incredible guitarist’, Remi has toured worldwide including performances at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. He is now travelling the rural roads of Northumberland with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.

"Astonishing stuff"  Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 Music.  "Terrific” The Telegraph 

Thursday 4 April 7.30pm - Wingates Village Hall   Wingates, Nr Longhorsley NE65 8RW
£8.50/£7 conc £5 child/£20 family. Bookings:  01669 620512   or online www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

Friday 5 April 7.30pm - BURC (formerly St Pauls Church), 84 Main St, Spittal TD15 1RD
Tickets: £8/ £5 child/ £22 family. Bookings: 07752 403409 or online  www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

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