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Today Friday January 24



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

Dean Masser Quartet @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 1:00pm. £6.00. Masser (reeds), Dean Stockdale (piano), Ed Harrison (double bass), Gaz Hughes (drums). SOLD OUT!


Dean Masser Quartet - Traveller's Rest, West Auckland Road, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:00pm. (doors 7:30pm). £TBC. Opus 4 Jazz Club. Masser (reeds), Dean Stockdale (piano), Ed Harrison (double bass), Gaz Hughes (drums).

Blues/Funk/Soul etc.

Big Joe Louis + Michael Littlefield - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 8:00pm. £12.50. Blues.

Long Tall Mama - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Preview Gwyneth Herbert and Band. Sage Gateshead Jazz Festival.

For those who want to hear a true original with a distinctive voice there are few singers who embrace those characteristics as ably as does Ms Herbert. Not many, if any, British singers get snapped up by Blue Note which speaks volumes for Gwyneth's universal appeal.
An intriguing event that, from my point of view, unfortunately clashes with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra's concert in Hall One.
Pre concert talk (7 pm Hall Two Sunday March 27. Free to ticket holders for Gwyneth Herbert concert that follows.) Described by Time Out as a "jazz-folk diva with an awesome voice", Gwyneth Herbert defies categories and musical genres. She talks with Alyn Shipton about the art of song-writing, and the music on her fourth CD, "All the Ghosts". Free to ticket holders for Gwyneth Herbert concert. Concert (8 pm Hall Two £16.50.) Gwyneth Herbert is a singer-songwriter inspired as much by Janis Ian and Joni Mitchell, as by Billie Holliday or Nina Simone. Her latest collection, 'All The Ghosts', Naim Edge, features ten new songs, which speak directly without forethought for genre or category. In their melodic immediacy and observational characterization, you might hear the Lennon-McCartney of 'Sgt Pepper', or the Ray Davies of 'Lola', rather than any jazz stereotype. Expect witty, captivating vignettes populated by a living, breathing cast of beaten-down dreamers, jaded city-dwellers, and women in a quandary. "On the year-end hitlist whatever its genre" The Guardian The band comprises Gwyneth Herbert (vox, piano and ukulele), Al Cherry guitar, Sam Burgess bass and Dave Price percussion. "On the year-end hitlist whatever its genre" The Guardian Lance.

1 comment :

The LondonJazz site said...

Here's a review on LondonJazz of Gwyneth Herbert's music for the silent film The Patsy, by Alyn Shipton.