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George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Thursday December 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!

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Evening

Jazz

Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Drive, Peterlee SR8 2RN. Tel: 0191 518 2000. 7:00pm. £10.00. (£5.00. under 18s). 'Jazz at the Lubetkin'.

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). ‘Gala Big Band Does Christmas’.

Durham University Big Band - Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. Tel: 0191 334 1777. Free. 7:30pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas’.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. (£2.00. student).

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

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Dave Stansfield (tenor sax); Ted Pearce (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.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Margaret's Memorabilia

Margaret Barnes came up with some memorabilia tonight. 1) 1956 Stan Kenton program. Stan's first tour of the UK. 1a) Miles has provided this insight into how hard these guys worked with this schedule of the '52 Kenton band. I wonder if anyone has a 1953 program of the band's visit to Dublin? ----- 2) In this photo Humph is, we assume, giving the girl a trumpet lesson... CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY HER? ----- 3) This one could be in a marquee or on a boat but with a grand piano it probably wasn't a riverboat shuffle. CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY THE BASS AND PIANO PLAYER? ----- 4) Finally - can anyone tell me about this circa late '50s/early '60s group? Comments appreciated. Lance.

6 comments :

Val said...

the guy on the right of picture 4 looks like a young Bruce Welsh to me Lance?

Hil said...

I wonder if its a band who used to do the Majestic Ballroom (on Westgate Rd)? They were called the Gamblers.
I used to go there to a under 18's hop on a Saturday lunchtime.
A certain band from Liverpool had made their 1st recording of a song "Love me Do"...(I think???) they appeared there but my friend and I liked the Gamblers best....;o)

Miles said...

I can't identify the girl but the marquee reminds me of a barbecue that Northumberland Scouts ran at Gosforth Park Racecourse in I think 1966/7. When Humph played, the band included Jimmy Skidmore and Kathy Stobart. It chucked it down all day and Manfred Mann was on at the Mayfair so hardly anybody turned up and they lost money.

Adrian said...

Gordon Beck - Appleby Jazz Fest

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Lance said...

Hil's suggestion has been confirmed by George Gray as The Gamblers who went on to back Billy Fury.
Trumpet is Tony Damond, Tenor sax, Ken Brady, Bass guitar is Alan Sanderson and the drummer is Andy Mack'
Thank you George.

Lance said...

Thanks Adrian. With that information I have discovered that the bass player is Jeremy Brown. No doubt the missing drummer was Tony Levin.