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SEPTEMBER

IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON

SUNDAY 27

Happy Birthday Ruth Lambert.

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Tel: 0191 691 7090. Free.

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 1

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

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Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00 -10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish. CANCELLED! Back on October 8

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk.

FRIDAY 2

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk. SOLD OUT!

TBC - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. A Blind Pig Blues Club event.

SATURDAY 3

Emma Wilson Blues Band - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop.

SUNDAY 4

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Tel: 0191 691 7090. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quintet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop. The band’s 25th anniversary celebrations!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

More Canadian Capers - Diana Krall

Seems like these Canadians are everywhere. After Michael Bublé and George McDonald; Diana Krall. Not that Mrs Costello was at The Arena or Blaydon Sports and Social Club just as I wasn't at the Montreal Jazz Festival of 2004. Fortunately Diana Krall was at that prestigious event and the results are on a DVD they were selling off in our local library.
It was a brilliant performance although, at first, I did struggle a little outside of the comfort zone of the GASB that she usually works in. At this gig, her program included a lot of self-penned (with husband Elvis) originals that took their time to grab me but when they did... I sang castrato ...
Great vocals and great piano from the lady. Great guitar from Anthony Wilson whilst Peter Erskine (drums) and Robert Hurst (bass) rounded off the rhythm section for one and a half hours of magic.
It's quite amazing the way Princess Di can play an intricate phrase of maybe 8 or 16 bars then take both hands off the keyboard, run her fingers through her hair, adjust her top and go back to the phrase seemingly without missing a beat.
I think I'm in love.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

OMG, you got it bad...and that ain't good!

Lance said...

It sure ain't. I'm married, she's married, you're married, everybody's married. No chance for growing old disgracefully!

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