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Today Wednesday February 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

After Hours #4: Stéphane Grappelli - Cafédral Durham, Owengate, Durham DH1 3HB. 7:30pm. £5.00. (concs. available). Sonia Rae (violin); Tom Burgess (guitar); Jack Theaker (guitar); Angus Shennan (keyboards); David Byfield (drums) + Clara Falkowska (flugelhorn, violin). ‘The life and work of Stéphane Grappelli’. Durham University Jazz Society event.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Monday, December 21, 2009

Cullercoats Jazz Party

Mike Durham (tpt/vcl), Iain MacAulay (tmb/vcl), Derek Fleck (alt/clt/bjo), Brian Chester (pno), J.C.Hallam (bs/tmb), Jim McKeown (dms). + John Brindell (vcl), Doris Fenn (bjo), Teresa Armstrong(vcl).
This was one of those fun-packed afternoons that makes Xmas so merry. Hats, santa outfits, sausage rolls, quiche slices, sandwiches and banjos abounded.
Vocals were to the fore with John Brindell (excuse me if I've got his surname wrong) starting the ball rolling with a song that may have been entitled "I Wonder Who's Kissing The Sheikh of Araby?" Next came octegenarium Teresa who followed "You Were Meant For Me" with "Falling in Love Again" complete with Marlene Dietrich outfit and actions.
The band played "Doctor Jazz", Derek Fleck "Stranger on the Shore" and an assortment of part-time percussionists accompanied Iain's vocal on "Enjoy Yourself".
Enjoy myself I did - the sandwiches were nice and fresh.
Lance.

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