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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Keith Stephens Trio and Caroline Irwin. Report by John Taylor

I was concerned that numbers would be down for Ashington Jazz Club's first session of 2009. In the past we did not do January. However, last night passed all expectations even though at least 12 of the regulars were down with flu. etc. Lots of new faces in the audience including surprise guests Gordon Solomon of the River City Jazzmen and Frank Wappett from Radio Newcastle. Final total 72 - last years average was 60. This was a very good turnout for what turned out to be the most entertaining night I have ever had in any jazz club! As we say in Ashington "They really worked hard for their coals" using a wide combination of instruments and a most eclectic mix of numbers.
Some of the xmas decoration were still up so Caroline dressed as Santa's elf and sang "Santa Baby", making excellent use of the radio mike as she moved through the audience.
Lots of Edith Piaf favourites (in French) and even some Doris Day numbers were welcomed by an appreciative audience. My wife Sheila helped me out on the door and she said how much everyone had enjoyed something a little different. This was only her second visit to the club, the first time was for Ruth Lambert.
The band dedicated an arrangement (based on "Amazing Grace") to the young couple who were killed in a house fire at Ashington at the New Year. The young girl did the catering at The Elephant and the staff have all had a difficult time.

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