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Bebop Spoken There

Marc Myers: " If the original group with Baker was Dover sole, the group with Brookmeyer was beef stew." - (JazzWax, December 7, 2019).


Today Wednesday December 11



Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Christmas Lunch: 1920s Jazz. £19.95.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Angelina Smyschlajew - Band Room, Music Studios, Assembly Lane, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. 1:20pm. Free. Interim Finals, Smyschlajew (voice). Open to the public.



Zoë Gilby Trio - John Lewis, Eldon Square Shopping Centre, Newcastle NE1 7RR. 7:00pm. Free.

Somethin’ Blue - Rockliffe Hall, Hurworth Road, Darlington DL2 2DU. Tel: 01325 729999. 7:00-9:30pm. £45 (3 course meal). ‘Festive Jazz Evening in the Brasserie’.

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Bold Big Band - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. Tel: 0191 338 7981.7:30pm. Free. 'A Bold Christmas'.

Swing Street - Pier Red, Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF. Tel: 01289 309168. 8:00pm. Free.


Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Last gig this year. Back on Jan. 15 2020.



George Shovlin & the Radars, Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free. Blues.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jazz at the Lit and Phil.

After a recent meeting with Claire Delamore regarding the possibilities of incorporating some jazz into the Lit and Phil's calender of events we talked about the library's extensive music collection and the amount of jazz it contained. As a result, Claire sent the following which I am sure is of interest to North-east jazz enthusiasts.
The Literary and Philosophical Society (Lit & Phil) in Newcastle is the largest independent library outside London and its music collection is one of the most extensive in the North East, with over 7,000 CDs covering jazz, folk and classical music, as well as DVDs, CD-ROM sheet music, LPs, 78s, and around 6,000 scores and miniature scores.
Our CD collection covers all the jazz genres, including music by Art Blakey, Ronnie Scott, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker, Curios, Liane Carroll, Jan Garbarek, Matthew Shipp and many, many others.
Why not call in to browse the collections?
We're open to all and our city-centre location makes us easy to get to - we're just a couple of minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station.
For the latest additions to the CD/DVD collection and other information, visit our website at or contact the Lit & Phil Library, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE, Tel: (0191) 2320192, Email:
Our friendly staff will be happy to help with any enquiries.
Claire Delamore
(Music Librarian)

1 comment :

Angela J Elliott said...

How about a jazz poetry event? Libraries are our speciality!