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Gil Goldstein: "The first three days I was in Florida, I heard Jaco Pastorius play at a club in Fort Lauderdale, and then I heard Pat [Metheny] play in a class on jazz composition. My whole experience of the world changed in those three days." - (DownBeat, March 2020).


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Today Tuesday February 25



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


Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Dean Stockdale, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

A Roaring 20s Social - Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. 7:30pm. £12.00.,£10.00. Music student, £8.00. DUJS member. A Durham University Jazz Society event. Open to all.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.


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

Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Boiler Room @ The Bridge Hotel. November 3rd.

Enterprising music students from Newcastle College have booked the upstairs room at the Bridge Hotel on a Tuesday night throughout November to play some jazz. What a good idea! A cast of thousands - well okay, I lost count at nine - got up and ran through some standards, playing for two hours and more.
The guitar - led ensemble kicked - off with 'Green Tea' a tune by guitar hero John Scofield. Familiar numbers followed - 'Autumn Leaves', Benny Golson's 'Killer Joe', Joe Henderson's 'Recorda Me' all the while a changing bandstand; another guitarist with a bluesy feel (good on 'A - Train'), a six string electric bassist replacing a four string electric bassist (excellent time keepers both), a drummer switching to electric piano, another occupying the drum chair (most adept he was), a tenor player (consistent all night), an alto player, a late comer on piano (later on guitar) and on and on.
Miles was in the pad - 'All Blues' and 'So What', throw in some Bird and Monk and it made for a good night. No name check this week, I'll put names to faces next week. If you're in town Tuesday of next week call in at the Bridge, get yourself a pint and wander upstairs to hear the stars of tomorrow. Russell

1 comment :

Angela Elliott said...

What a great idea! Sounds like you had a fun night.