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Bebop Spoken There

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.)


Today Thursday December 12



Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!




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.



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

Monday, March 08, 2010

The People's Crooner Final Tonight

The Alan Titchmarsh Show tonight stages the final of the People's Crooner Competition on ITV 1 at 5:00 pm.
The finalists include north-east 'swooner' Jason Isaacs and 3 others.
Unlike the heats, the final is a phone-in vote so be sure to pick up the phone.
Well it was pretty close but our boy Jason ran out the winner.
I say 'our boy' but I did also have strong affinity with the other two guys. Alex Stewart I saw at The Spice last year and I caught Atilla Hosein supporting Buddy Greco at Durham so I knew it would be tight and well done all of you.

1 comment :

Robbie's Night said...

Jason Isaacs will be performing as part of Robbie's Night at the Gala Theatre, Durham, Saturday April 24. Raising money for Meningitis UK and Robbie Jones a 3 year old little boy who lost both legs and his figertips through meningitis. Tickets are £20 and available from the Gala Box Office 01913324041 or at