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Michael Dease: "Slide [Hampton] is also one of the people to expand the range of the horn, so he's popping out high Fs like they're breakfast cereals." - (JazzTimes Oct. 2019).

Archive

Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Friday October 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

Classic Swing - Jesmond Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3EX. Tel: 0191 281 0736. 1:00pm. Free.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things - Forum Cinema, Market Place, Hexham NE46 1XF. Tel: 01434 601144. 7:00pm. £8.30. - £5.80. Film (2019, 89 mins) directed by Leslie Woodhead. Swing Bridge Trio in Café Bar following screening.

Dave O’Higgins & Colin Oxley - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. £20.00. ‘O’Higgins & Oxley Play Monk & ‘Trane’. Oxley replaces Rob Luft.

Paul Taylor - Ushaw College, Durham DH7 7DW. Tel: 0191 334 5119. 7:30pm. Free (donations). An Ushaw Piano Festival event.

Jazz Lads - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. Tel: 01287 622761. 8:00pm. £5.00.

Guisborough Big Band - Saltburn Golf Club, Guisborough Road, Saltburn TS12 1NJ. Tel: 01287 622812. Time TBC.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. Time 8:30pm. Screening of Stanley Nelson's documentary film (2019, cert. 15, 1hr 55mins).

Blues/Soul etc.

Ray Stubbs R & B All Stars - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Keith Stephen's Hot Club Trio @ Ashington Jazz Club

Caroline Irwin (vcl/uke), Keith Stephan (gtr/bjo), Roly Veitch (gtr/vcl). Two gigs are never the same but there can be similarities. At the Cherry Tree. Osborne Road on Monday night it was great to see the Paul Edis family supporting their son. At the Elephant last night Caroline Irwin's parents were also in attendance enjoying her performance. Both Ruth and Caroline sang "Santa Baby" as their interval numbers. We did have the advantage of having Santa himself to give out crackers and presents at the Elephant. Mince pies continued the festive theme. Caroline was on top form having fully recovered from the flu. A very entertaining programme was well received by an audience of 65 members. Roly did a solo in tribute to the well known local composer Eric Boswell who died at the weekend. Eric was best known for "Little Donkey" which was a hit for many artists worldwide. The solo, a folk ditty called "Wi Ma Pit Clays On" had the audience laughing during every verse. As part of the first half, fast moving "Running Wild" was followed by the slow ballad "Wonderful World". A Betty Hutton number "Murder She Says" came after "Lets Talk Dirty in Hawaii"!!After the interval we had "The Sheik of Arabi", "Only You" and "Sweet Georgia Brown". The floor space allowed the dancers a bit of a twirl. Next, a sort of Christmas number - "A Date With an Angel". Other numbers included "Judgement Day", "Alright, OK You Win" and a vocal by Roly, "Shine". The encore was "Red Hot Mama"- a particular favourite of mine. Reubin, our regular barman sees to the needs of one of our disabled lady members who uses a wheelchair . As our venue is on the first floor, and there is no lift, he helps her to get upstairs. He says that its great that the lady is motivated to come to the jazz every month. He's now so keen on jazz that he can't wait for the return of his favourite artist, James Birkett . Photos. John Taylor.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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