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Today Friday December 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux CarréJazzmen - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. ‘Christmas Jazz Lunch’. Details from 0191 252 9429).

Dean Stockdale Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Jazz

‘An Evening of Swing & Sparkle’ - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. Tel: 0191 515 5555. 7:30pm. £35.00. Rat Pack evening inc. 4-course meal.

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. First night of two.

Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Yarm School, Stockton TS15 9EJ. Tel: 01642 786023. 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). £18.00. + £1.80. bf (£15.00. + £1.50. bf). 'Mistletoe & Miller'.

Blues, Funk/Soul etc.

Baghdaddies - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, NewcastleNE2 1AP. £10.68 (inc. bf). ‘Big Xmas Knees Up’.

Swamp Hoppers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

George Shovlin & the Acoustic Radars feat. Pat Rafferty + George Pallas & John Wilkins - Whitburn Cricket Club, East Street, Whitburn SR6 7BZ. Tel: 0191 529 3187. 7:30pm (7:00pm doors). £7.50. admission by ticket only (from www.wegottickets.com). 'The Bents Road Sessions'.

Dead Skunk Skiffle & Blues Orchestra + Stetson Five - Station East, Hills Street, Gateshead NE8 2AN. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Some Like It Hot (Cream and two sugars please)

AN AFTERNOON WITH THE FENWICK TERRACE TEA-ROOM ORCHESTRA Thanks to a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Foundation, and the help of Fenwick Newcastle, we are very happy to announce a lunchtime concert by the Terrace Tea-Room Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Keith Nichols. The concert will take place on Sunday, September 28th in the department store’s third-floor Terrace Restaurant from 12 noon until approximately 2.30pm. The Terrace Tea-Room was a famous musical institution from the end of the First World War until the early 1960’s; as early as 1924, Billy Ternent and the Orchestra were broadcasting from the Terrace on BBC Radio North-East, bringing peppy jazz and hot dance rhythms to those early listeners crouched over their crystal sets. In the thirties, local bandleader Jos Q Atkinson successfully led the Terrace Tea-Rooms Orchestra, though he did say that “Swing” would never catch on with local audiences, making the point that dancing to swing was “more of a wrestling match than proper dancing”! With an eight-piece, all-star band made up of local musicians plus trumpet virtuoso Andy Woon from the south coast, Professor Nichols will magically recreate the sounds of the 1920’s and 1930’s in two-hour concert commencing at 12 noon and concluding at approximately 2.30pm. It is hoped that professional dancers will be on hand to demonstrate the latest transatlantic dance crazes, such as The Charleston, the Tango and the Fox-Trot. All this, plus a sumptuous afternoon tea including dainty sandwiches, fancy cakes and a hot drink, is available for only £10 per person. To reserve a table, telephone Lindsey McKenna on (0191) 232 5100. Once reserved, tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Bureau on the second floor, or you may post a cheque made payable to Fenwick Limited, for the attention of Lindsey McKenna, Marketing & Creative, Fenwick, Northumberland Street, Newcastle NE99 1AR. Do come along and help us celebrate this memory of the Dancing Decades on Tyneside! Mike Durham Director, Jazz @ The Exchange & Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival

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