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Today Sunday June 16

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

The Panthers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Sour Mash Trio - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 6:00pm. £13.00. ‘Swing on a Summer’s Evening’. The band’s 20th anniversary concert.

East Coast Jazz Jam - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quartet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. ( (£3.00. student).

DU Jazz Soc jam session - Fabio’s Bar, Saddler St, Durham DH13NP. Tel: 0191 383 9290. 7:30pm. Free.

Francis Tulip Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Line-up: Francis Tulip (guitar); Ben Lawrence (piano); John Pope (bass); Matt MacKellar (drums)

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

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yorkshire Heritage Coast Jazz Festival - Staithes coach trip

The Vieux Carré Jazzmen are performing at the Yorkshire Heritage Coast Jazz Festival in Staithes on Saturday 25 April 2009. Our coach will depart Whitley Bay Town Centre (T & G Allan's) at 10.30am, and pick up at The Corner House, Heaton, at 10.50am. Arrive Staithes Village Hall around 12.30pm - food and bar from 12 noon. You can choose to take a stroll around the village, call in for a tipple at the Cod and Lobster public house which overlooks the harbour or sample 'Bistro style Fish & Chips' which is a thick cod steak served with real crispy home-made chips at The Cleveland Corner Cafe. Also available from proprietors Ken and Cristel Smith is "Ken's Hot Crab Pasta", which is local crabmeat mixed in a spicy olive oil and tossed in Linguine Pasta. Ken also bakes two dessert classics, a flourless dark chocolate fudge cake and a fresh lime tart, both served with award winning "Brymor" ice cream - food and drink also available at the nearby Captain Cook Inn. After that, make your way to the village hall where the The Vieux Carre Jazzmen will play 2 x 45 minute sets commencing 3.00pm. Depart Staithes at 5.30pm arrive Corner House 7.00pm; Whitley Bay town centre, 7.20pm Cost including coach travel and jazz session in the village hall: £20. 'E' or call me on: 0191 252 9429 or 07710 528413 Limited places so book NOW. Brian Bennett.

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