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Today Thursday November 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Brand New Heavies - Riverside, Neptune House, Close, Newcastle NE1 3RQ. 7:00pm. £25.00.

Alice Grace-Jordan Alfonso Quintet - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £8.00. (£4.00. student).

Son Yambu - Whorlton Village Hall, Barnard Castle DL12 8XD. Tel: 01833 627253. 7:30pm. £10.00., £5.00. child, £25.00. family.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Tees Hot Club w. Dan Johnson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (slto sax); Dave Archbold (keys). - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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

Friday, October 23, 2009

Laurie Brown Trio + Take it to the Bridge @ The Chilli

Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Laurie Brown (vibes), Barrie Ascroft (bs), Chris Finch (pno), Eric Stutt (dms), Robin Douthwaite (gtr), Harley Johnson (pno), Dr. Steve Summers (ten).
A good one Wednesday night, with Laurie Brown's trio, not to mention Take it t0 the Bridge!
Jim couldn't make it so Barrie Ascroft did the bass duties for both bands, and was solid throughout.
At almost the end of his trio set, Laurie invited some of us to join him for "Yardbird Suite", and just at that moment, Dr. Steve Summers showed up with his tenor sax, and played the rest of the night!
So, with Robin Douthwaite on guitar, Dr. Steve on tenor, Barrie on bass, Eric on drums, the redoubtable Chris Finch playing for the night on piano, and myself, we finished the night in high spirits, and not only the drinks!
We also had an appearance from Harley Johnson, playing with his usual panache.
Harley will be doing the middle set next Wednesday as the Harley Johnson Trio, with probably Eric Stutt on drums and Jim Crinson (or Mick Danby) on bass, exploring the Great American Songbook. His own trio, will be making an appearance with us in the near future, so watch this space.
Dave 'The' Rave.

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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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