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Today Tuesday January 21

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Cancelled - room being decorated back on Jan. 28.

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Evening

Air4ce - Cluny 2, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 0191 230 4474. Doors 7:30pm. £8.00. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Andy Sheppard, Jambone @ The Sage Dec. 19.

Hey Lance. I guessed the snow kept you in but I had the job of playing with Andy Sheppard which I couldn't refuse.
I've uploaded some images as well of the gig. I stand out with the white shirt as I totally got the wrong message about the dress code, but I guess the white shirt and black trousers tells people that I'm a pianist; so therefore I'll blend pretty easily with the keys!
Gig was a success. We performed two of Andy's tunes lasting about 45-50 mins; "Gas and Air" (from his Blue Note album 'Delivery Suite') and another called "Adventures of the Rave Trade" which started off with a dark and sophisticated Blues waltz (sharp 9's and stuff like that!) and then I led everybody into this Mingus-type 6/8 groove with solos from vibes, sax, scretching guitar and piano as well as a free improv bit at the end for everyone in the band to go crazy. Best Jambone gig up to date.
Harley Johnson.

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