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16221 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 103 of them this year alone and, so far, 47 this month (Feb. 18).

From This Moment On ...

February 2024

Wed 21: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 21: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 21: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 22: Student Performances @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 4:00pm. Free. Inc. Remi Coulthard-Boardman (voice).
Thu 22: Crooners @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm. £30.00., £27.00., £24.00., £18.00.
Thu 22: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 22: Soznak @ The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Thu 22: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests Kevin Eland (trumpet); Josh Bentham (sax); Garry Hadfield (keys); Ron Smith (bass).

Fri 23: Mark Williams Trio @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Fri 23: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 23: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 23: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 23: Salty Dog Trio @ The Greenhouse, Tynemouth. 7:00pm. £8.00. (£6.00. adv.).
Fri 23: Crooners @ The Maltings, Berwick upon Tweed. 7:30pm. £30.00., £28.00.
Fri 23: Strictly Smokin' Big Band w Dennis Rollins @ Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Sat 24: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). Free (donations). A Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra event, all welcome.
Sat 24: Bradley Creswick’s Western Swingfonia @ Hexham Abbey, Hexham. 7:30pm. £15.00. A fundraiser for Hexham Abbey.
Sat 24: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 25: Musicians Unlimited @ The Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 25: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:30pm. Free.
Sun 25: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 2:30pm. Free.
Sun 25: Lindsay Hannon: Tom Waits for No Man + Lee Maddison @ Laurels, Whitley Bay. 4:00pm (3:30pm doors). £11.00., £8.80. inc. bf. SOLD OUT!
Sun 25: Bex Burch + Rachel Musson @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £11.00. Two solo performances. JNE.
Sun 25: Jazz Jam @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. A Durham University Jazz Society event. All welcome.

Mon 26: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 27: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm (7:00pm doors). £12.00., £10.00. (adv.).

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Hyem Jazz Club

Maureen Hall (vcl), Mac Rae (clt/vcl), Iain MacAulay (tmb/tpt/vcl), Mac Smith (pno), John Robinson (bs), Jim McKeown (dms). + Teresa Armstrong (vcl).
Hyem, formularly the Echo Bar on Chilli Road, opened its doors as a jazz venue tonight - don't ask me what the name means - featuring a spirited performance by Maureen Hall and Rendezvous Jazz.
With Mac Rae depping for Barry Soulsby on clarinet the music was very much in the New Orleans tradition although trombonist and part-time trumpet player Iain blew some Dorsey/Teagarden sounding trombone that belonged to a later era. His trumpet playing was gentle and quite mellow and he sang with some humour manipulating the lyrics of "I Want A Little Girl" to good effect.
Rendezvous Jazz get the right sound for what they do; Mac Smith's punchy piano-playing is very enjoyable and conducive to foot-tapping. Close your eyes and you could be in the Crescent City (or at least the Crescent Club).
The band had brought along a few followers from the coast which helped to fill out the sparse audience and they showed their approval.
As well as blowing some strident clarinet on "Rosetta", "Canal Street Blues" and "St. Louis Blues" Mac Rae sang a few but it was Maureen herself who took the vocal kudos with her take on an assortment of classic jazz standards.
That feisty lady Teresa Armstrong also chipped in with "Lonesome Road".
Circumstances decreed that I left during the second half and thus missed the big surprize ending that was promised. No doubt all will be revealed by Russell.
It's a promising start for the club and we wish promoter Atholl Stewart well in this venture.
We will do our best to promote it as indeed we try to support all jazz gigs - with or without acknowledgement - next week has sax/clarinet player Gavin Lee as the featured artist.
Lance.

1 comment :

Robert Laing said...

I'm guessing about the name of this venue, but could "hyem" , possible pronounced "yem" be the geordie dialect for "home" ? As in "I'm gannin' hyem" (I'm going home). I no longer have my Mike Neville/George House book - How To Larn Yersel Geordie - so it might have to remain a guess.

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