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Today Thursday June 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra - Arc, Dovecot St., Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL. Tel: 01642 525199. 7:00pm. £12.00. + £0.10. bf. ‘Jazz & Tapas’ - booking essential.

Ruth Lambert Quartet - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £8.00.

Heller-Glendinning: Billie Meets Kurt - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm (doors). £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Acoustic Infusion - The Forum, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm. £5.00. Line-up: Alan Thompson (tenor sax); Rick Laughlin (piano); Bruce Rollo (double bass); Ian Halford (drums). Now Abbie Finn on drums.

Durham University Concert Band + Grollingwood Big Band - Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30pm. £10.00., £9.00., £8.00.

Durham University Big Band - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £6.00. (£5.00 concs.). JNE.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Donna Hewitt (tenor sax), Dave Archbold (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

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

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Some Like It Hot at the Star Inn York - by Liz

Why don't I do this more often? I thought after an enjoyable evening at The Star in York - I was celebrating my birthday (don't dare to ask me!) among a good friendly crowd & some great sounds. All people I know well. John Addy, whose band it is, named " Some Like It Hot" also sings, and he does it so well. I particularly liked an old Tony Bennett/Cole Porter number "I love you." I am sure you will know it Lance, it is in my head now so probably no sleep for ages. Tony sang it as a Bossa Nova... second line goes "I love you echoes the hills" then later on "It's spring again, and birds on the wing again, seem to sing again love's sweet melody, I love you that's the song I sing, and it all belongs to you and me.....or something like that!"
I'm sure you'd have enjoyed it.
Liz

2 comments :

Liz said...

I should also have mentioned that John does Dean Martin well too, for fun he did " Ain't that a hole in the head?" I think that's the title, also "Leroy Brown." What he does best though are the ballads. At one point in the eve, I noticed 3 young guys listening in with enjoyment & respect. Finally John, who obviously knew them got this lad up, (they were students from York Uni) and between John & him they did" I've got you under my skin" this young guy was just terrific, so confident, his style was amazing. After all the applause, John said succinctly" It gives you hope doesn't it?"

Lance said...

I know what he meant Liz. At local gigs such as The Side or The Chilli there are a lot of talented young guys (and gals)coming along with an understanding of, and an ability to play, all forms of music.

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