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Dayna Stephens: "I always tell them [students] there will never be anyone who will play it [EWI] as technically proficient as this cat [Michael Brecker] did." - (JazzTimes June 2019).

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Today Tuesday June 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

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

Friday, October 02, 2009

Roly Veitch Banjo Player!

Roly has tried to keep this dark side of his musical orientation a secret from family, friends and fellow musicians. However, he's been 'outed' after being caught plonking beneath the fly-over at The Black Bull, Wardley, in full view of fun-runners in this year's Great North Run.
He admits to having an interest in cross-dressing and habitually wears garish waistcoats and straw boaters usually worn by members of the opposite sax. When confronted, Roly said "OK, I admit it! I'm bimusical and I don't care who knows - bongos to the lot of you!"
Brian Bennett (Good friend, fellow banjo plonker and competing gig forager, of The Vieux Carre Jazzmen. )

3 comments :

Roly said...

Damnation. I thought I'd got away with it. It was very nice having all those runners clapping as they went past but tell me, why did they have two fingers sticking out?
'Scuse me - must get back to practising my Formby medley.
Roly

Liz said...

My brother who is a bass player also does a crackin' banjo medley of Formby faves as well as just about anything that is banjo friendly. You just can't help having a big smile pasted on your face listening to George's cheeky numbers & It was always an occasion for a family singalong when Norman sang about his "little stick of Blackpool rock!"
Liz

G.Fawkes said...

Banjo friendly?
We're having a 'banjo friendly' party on Nov. 5. All banjo players are invited to bring their instruments along. Safety matches supplied F.O.C.
Guy.

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