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OCTOBER

THURSDAY 1

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

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Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00 -10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish. CANCELLED! Back on October 8

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk.

FRIDAY 2

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk. SOLD OUT!

TBC - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. A Blind Pig Blues Club event.

SATURDAY 3

Emma Wilson Blues Band - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop.

SUNDAY 4

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Tel: 0191 691 7090. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quintet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop. The band’s 25th anniversary celebrations!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Melody Gardot.

The latest "jazz chick" on the block is Melody Gardot who seems to have been popping up on the various breakfast TV shows just about every other day.
I'm always suspicious when mainstream television makes reference to jazz - usually the performer in question is peripheral to say the least.
Melody Gardot isn't - she is the real deal. A voice, seductive enough to make an MP come clean about his expences, that sinuates itself around the song in the manner of a twenty-first century Peggy Lee or a sexy Madeline Peyroux.
Her current 'buzz album' is "My One And Only Thrill" on which Melody even manages to make my most unfavourite song, "Over The Rainbow", tingle.
You can listen to the album for free on Spotify. Try the title track or "If The Stars Were Mine."
Melody is well named.
Interesting to know what others think. (click here for Londonjazz link to Melody Gardot.)
Lance.

2 comments :

The LondonJazz site said...

I reviewed a live radio broadcast which Melody Gardot did for Radio 2 recently, and that spurred a bit of comment....

http://londonjazz.blogspot.com/2009/05/live-melody-gardot.html

Liz said...

Yes Lance, my brother who knows a thing or two about good singers & musicians too has mentioned her to me this very day. He describes her voice as fantastic..I listened to that album, and I agree.I had never heard of her until now, but I knew you would have!
Liz

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