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Anat Cohen: "With the tenor, it's so iconic with jazz. With the clarinet, I can improvise, but it doesn't have to be called jazz." - (DownBeat July 2019)

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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guests Don Fairley (trombone) & Maureen Hall (vocals).

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

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Jazz Musicians killed in Buffalo Air Crash

Among the 50 dead in the Feb 12 Buffalo air disaster were two members of Chuck Mangione's band on their way to a gig in Buffalo.
Guitarist Coleman Mellett and sax player Gerry Niewood were both top class players and their deaths have shocked and saddened the jazz community.
Coleman was married to singer Jeanie Bryson.
RIP.
This sad news was thoughtfully brought to our attention by Hil. Coleman soundbite.
Lance

1 comment :

Hil said...

I am so sad today. Coleman and his wife Jeanie were 2 lovely people. They befriended Zoe and myself in NY although we first met them at the Cork Jazz Festival.
What is quite ironic Lance is at the top of your page you have a photo with Dizzy in it. Dizzy is the father of Jeanie Bryson.

RIP Coleman a lovely man with a lovely soul.

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