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Lou Donaldson: "(On Art Blakey) Everything changed. Especially when the women came in, sat down in the front row, and raised their skirts above their knees. Then the drums got louder, the tempos got faster, and every tune was a drum solo" - (JazzTimes, November 2019.)

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Today Saturday December 14

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy - Isabella Community Centre, Ogle Drive, Blyth NE24 5JF. Tel: 01670 543773. 11:00am-1:00pm. Free. Christmas Fair.

Jazz Attack - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 3:30pm. Free (concourse). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Jambone - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 4:00pm. Free but ticketed (Sage Two). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. Second night of two.

Sold Out!

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Blues/Funk/Soul

Loft Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Monday, October 12, 2009

Update on Zoe Gilby and Andy Champion

This must have been a pretty good week for Zoe and Andy - the north-east jazz world's favourite couple. Not only did Andy's new band, AVC, play a storming debut gig at the Bridge Hotel on Thursday but basso supremo Andy also, I'm told, excelled in exalted company during the weekend's "On The Outside Festival" at Gateshead Town Hall.
He also found time to nip away and accompany Zoe on a duo set at Marsden (Yorkshire) Jazz Festival without missing a beat!
I'm told the couple did good at Marsden.
If you missed it the good news is that you should gan (go) along the Scotswood Road to Blaydon CIU Club on Thursday night where, at 8:30 pm, they do it all again in the "cosy lounge."
The bad news is that it is only a small room so get there early.
Lance.

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