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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Sunday July 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden. (See above).

Streets of Brass - Durham city centre. DH1. 11:00am-5:00pm. Free. A Durham Brass Festival event.

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

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.

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

Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 2:00pm. Free. A Summer Sessions in the Courtyard event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Summertyne Americana - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. King Bees 1:30-2:15pm. Free. Jumpin’ Hot Club stage.

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

Evening

Jazz

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

Scottish Swing Orchestra & Festival Broadway Chorus: West End Meets Wharton - Wharton Park, Durham DH1 4FJ. 6:00-8:00pm. Free. A Durham Brass Festival event. Details.

John Garner & Paul Edis + Nathan Lawson - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Garner (violin) & Edis (piano) play Bill Evans & original material. Support set from Nathan Lawson (guitar). Blaydon Jazz Club.

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

Sunday, October 25, 2009

GINA SOUTHGATE & SPEEQ @ NEWCASTLE ARTS CENTRE. OCTOBER 24

Newcastle Arts Centre hosted a preview evening of Gina Southgate's paintings produced as Artist in Residence at the recent On the Outside Festival staged at Gateshead Old Town Hall. The white wall gallery showed to great effect the numerous works created during the long-weekend residency.
Each painting evokes the immediacy of Southgate's response to events and demonstrates a command of her chosen medium. Her palette is invariably vibrant, the style distinctive.
The exhibition continues until 14th November.
Well worth a visit.
A following attraction was a free-jazz gig featuring SPEEQ in the recently refurbished performance space adjacent to the Arts Centre's Black Swan Bar.
SPEEQ are: Alan Wilkinson (saxophones), Hasse Poulsen (guitar), Luc Ex (bass) & Mark Sanders (drums).
The quartet, on a first ever short tour of England, played a one hour set. Sanders and Wilkinson are well known to Tyneside audiences; the former is, perhaps, the UK's premier free-jazz percussionist, the latter a hardblowing veteran of the music.
Their musical associates on this date were punkster Luc Ex playing a four string acoustic bass guitar (slung low, of course) and Danish guitarist Hasse Poulsen playing a Guild (!) acoustic six string guitar aided by a pedal board, electronic interventions and the occasional use of cymbal and drum stick to add grit and texture.
Ex propelled the quartet with repeated motifs, Poulsen surprised with a bizarre combination of a ''conventional'' improv approach, lascerating fusion scaling and Hot Club to swing chording! Wilkinson scorched, Sanders, with great invention, clattered and banged.
Thanks to Mike Tilley and colleagues for being such welcoming hosts.
Jazz North East's next On the Outside free-jazz offering is a co-promotion with Schmazz on Tuesday 27th October. The Cluny (Schmazz HQ) is the place to be to hear Bevan, Morris, Lash & Buck in a double bill with the Australian piano - led Alister Spence Trio.
Russell.

2 comments :

SR said...

I wish I knew about this, ahhh! Hope to spot this intriguing painter around The Sage this JF w/end. PS, I don't seem to get your mailshots and I know you've posted several times since I subscribed. I'll try again. Nice site for those 'closer to home' ;-)

Lance said...

The walls of The Sage are decked with Gina's superb paintings this weekend.
Not quite sure what you mean about not getting mail shots.
Email me.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
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