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Barry Harris (in 1981): "There is not one place in the world that you can find more jazz musicians from than Detroit." - (DownBeat, September 2019).

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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 Monday August 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see centre column).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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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 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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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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