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Today Wednesday January 22

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Julija Jaceniate & Alexys de Alfaro - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Tom Rainey Trio - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 232 6400. 8:00pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). JNE.

Air4ce - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. Tel: 01325 245052. 9:00pm. £TBC. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Zoe Gilby Band at the Side Café

Zoe has a happy knack of picking tunes I like and sometimes even making me like tunes I don't like! In the latter category "Caravan", in the former, "Too Late now".
I've mentioned in a previous post, that "Caravan" has always been one of my blind spots but tonight I have to say that our girl Z moved it up a notch. Helped by Sue Ferris on flute and Mark Williams on guitar and Brown Ale, it swung along merrily.
"Too Late Now" - a tune I've enjoyed since I heard Jane Powell sing it to Peter Lawford in the film "Royal Wedding" - never fails to move me and Zoe's version did the business.
A couple of personnel changes tonight; Sue Ferris, as well as playing nice flute, blew some booting tenor on what looked like a vintage Mark VI, and Richard Brown replaced David Carnegie on drums. Andy Champion, of course, was on bass as usual.
Rounded off my weekend of jazz perfectly.

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