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16233 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 115 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Feb. 23).

From This Moment On ...

February 2024

Fri 23: Mark Williams Trio @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
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.). CANCELLED!
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. 3:00pm. 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.).

Wed 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 28: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 28: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 29: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 29: Student Performances @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 4:00pm. Free. Inc. Olly Styles (saxophone).
Thu 29: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:00pm. Free.
Thu 27: Student Jazz Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Thu 29: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Josh Bentham (alto sax); Graham Thompson (keys); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Saturday, March 13, 2010

DS I LOVE YOU - Daryl Sherman @ Trinity Church, Gosforth.

Daryl Sherman (pno/vcl), Digby Fairweather (tpt), Dominic Ashworth (gtr), Len Skeat (bs).
After last night's amazing gig at the Saville I looked for more of the same and I'm pleased to say the lady didn't fail to deliver.
From the core of last night's programme were added some delicious alternatives.
I Thought About You, In The Still of the Night, World on a String, Lullaby of Birdland, Sand in my Shoes (tribute to Connee Boswell), What's New, Lover Come Back To Me - every one a gem. Then there were vocal duets with Digby - Sugar and the hilarious The Bathtub Ran Over Again. Only Johnny Mercer could make a love song out of that title!
Dominic and Len again scored, this time with Limehouse Blues.
What I love about Daryl is the way she can engage with the audience. Awhile back Liz remarked on how Stephen Triffet (and Sinatra) could make a woman think the love lyrics were solely directed at her - well Daryl made me, and I'm sure every other male this side of senility of which there were a few, feel the same.
Truly a class act.
On the downside, the turnout was poor and this was at a venue that is normally very well attended. A look at the logistics of the exercise might question the viability of putting an act on at a venue only 12 miles from where they were the previous night and charging an extra fiver for it. However, this is only a surface view and there were things like the hire of a grand piano to bring into the equation so I'm sure the organisers had their reasons.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the opportunity of hearing for two nights running one of the best living jazz singers in the world.
Lance.

1 comment :

Ray robson said...

Hi Lance.
Like you, we thought the Friday Saville gig of Daryl Sherman, Digby & co was excellent, a real treat.
So good we thought of going to Trinity gig Sat too, but decided not to. I do agree with your comment re the logic of putting Daryl on Fri / Sat so close, plus the pricing difference.
Also, Daryl was in the church at Trinity, beautiful inside, but I do feel sound is "lost" a little.
Tried to catch you Fri night to say "hello", but you were chatting to Daryl etc. Another time...
Ray

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