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August

Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm. Free.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Cleethorpes Jazz Weekend - Report from John Taylor

Just back from Cleethorpes. Did Sat/Sun only with stopover Sat night
Its three or more years since Alan and I were last there and audience numbers were well down. Saturday afternoon was particularly not for me - three free form bands in a row. Alan Barnes was just a three piece. - not a big enough sound. No real "star" attraction - altogether the festival had only one redeeming feature and that was the Alex Welsh reunion band.
To sum it up: Too far to travel (got home 1:30 am this morning). No atmosphere from an older audience who did not understand free form. Jazzed out - too much pushed into a short time - Scarborough looks a better bet - but it has some of the same free form bands

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