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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.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Old Town Hall - New Venue.

Just a quick reminder that the New Century Ragtime Orchestra's annual January concert in Gateshead, for many years at the Caedmon Hall and last year at the Dryden Centre, will be at a swish new venue, the Old Town Hall on West Street, Gateshead NE8 1HE on Saturday 23 January at 7.30pm.
The Old Town Hall has been magnificently restored as a performance venue, with café and licensed bar.
There is ample free car parking next to the building, which is also only a couple of minutes walk from Gateshead Metro Interchange.
As ever, we will be featuring our guests Keith Nichols on piano and Nick Ward on vintage percussion, along with Frontman Steve Andrews on reeds, Caroline Irwin on vocals and cornet and Keith Stephen on banjo and guitar.
Tickets are available from Dave Kerr on 0191 281 4011 or ragtimedavekerr@aol.com or the box office on 0191 433 6965, see poster in sidebar for more information.
Hope you all can make it.
And, if you can't - or even if you can - here is an advance notice of the orchestra's further appearances…
Wednesday 28 April – Customs House, South Shields
Sunday 16 May – Keswick Jazz Festival
Sat/Sun 12/13 June – Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival
Friday 18 June – Edinburgh Jazz Club
Sat/Sun 3/4 July – Hemsby Seacroft, Norfolk
Fri/Sat/Sun 9/10/11 July – Whitley Bay Jazz Festival.
Phil Rutherford.

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