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14454 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 732 of them this year alone and, so far, 30 this month (August 11).

From This Moment On ...

August

Tue 16: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Durham. 7:00pm. Free (to reserve a table phone 0191 386 5556).

Wed 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 17: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 17: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 17: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 18: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 18: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Thu 18: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Bridge Hotel, Newcastle. Strictly Smokin’ Big Band. 7:00pm. Free (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Thu 18: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guests: Dave Archbold (keys); Dan Johnson (sax); Josh Bentham (sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Ron Smith (bass)

Fri 19: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 19: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 19: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 19: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 19: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie @ St Cuthbert’s Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 19: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Harry Keeble Duo + Northern Monkey Brass Band. £15.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Fri 19: Mo Scott @ The Millstone, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Scott w Gary Dunn, Neil Harland & Paul Smith.

Sat 20: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Tyne Bank Brewery, Newcastle. All day event (from 1:30pm): Riviera Effect + Alter Ego + Graham Hardy Quartet + Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie + Ivo Neame Quartet. £17.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Sat 20: Anth Purdy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Sun 21 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 21: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Tyne Bank Brewery, Newcastle. All day event (from 1:30pm): Lindsay Hannon & Alan Law + Knats + David Gray’s Flextet + Ben Gilbert Trio + Emma Rawicz. £17.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Sun 21: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.

Mon 22: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 23: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Durham. 7:00pm. Free (to reserve a table phone 0191 386 5556).
Tue 23: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Steve Glendinning, Paul Grainger, Abbie Finn.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Rendezvous Jazz @ The Piper, Cullercoats. Report by Russell.

Maureen Hall (vocals), Mac Smith (piano), Fred Rowe (trumpet), Barry Soulsby (clarinet & vocals), Iain MacAulay (trombone & vocals), John Robinson (bass ), Jim McKeown (drums).
An evening of celebrations at the Piper last night. Maureen Hall's Rendezvous Jazz chalked up ten years at the Cullercoats hostelry and bass player John Robinson had just become a grandfather!
This called for a pint of the landlord's finest - Greene King's Abbot Ale.
The opening number was Earl Hines' ''Rosetta'' followed by a good 'un for Maureen to sing - ''Mean to Me''. A tune I didn't know called, I think, ''I've Got What it Takes But it Breaks My Heart to Give it Away,'' sounded good to me; George Melly, I believe, was fond of this one. ''Swing That Music '' brought Fred Rowe to the fore - it could have been Louis! Trombone maestro MacAulay played a beautiful solo on Hoagy's ''Stardust'' (perhaps the highlight of the evening). Our bandleader was on form with another favourite - '' Who's Sorry Now?''. The interval allowed for a refill, a raffle ticket (no luck) and the introduction of the great Doris Fenn on banjo (or should that be banjolele?) for the second set.
Maureen asked the question ''Am I Blue? '' to get the second set under way. Trombone man and humorist Mr MacAulay introduced ''East Coast Trot'' and enlightened the audience with the fact that this number was a tribute to Newcastle Brown Ale! A blues brought Barry to the mic for a vocal turn followed by ''China Boy'' - with good contributions by all. Louis' ''Someday You'll Be Sorry'' once more showed veteran Fred Rowe to be no mean trumpet player. The evening's entertainment was brought to a close with ''I Double Dare You''.
A gig of good tunes and good ensemble work enhanced by Fenn's rhythmic contributions. Next month's session - June 6th - is in the bar due to a refurbishment of the lounge. A buffet will be on offer. One could ask no more - good beer, food and some great jazz. Here's to the next ten years.
Russell.

2 comments :

Maureen said...

I must congratulate Russell for a brilliant report of my band Rendezvous Jazz at our gig at the Piper, Cullercoats on Saturday 2nd May. I've known Russell for several years but don't have a contact number, so please pass on my thanks.
Maureen.

Olga said...

Just back from Rendezvoux Jazz weekend do at Windermere Manor Hotel. Lovely event. Music, hotel and food all top class!
Olga

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