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Postage

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jakTar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Apex Jazzmen

An earlier post referred to the 1955 Jazz Band Contest held at the Oxford Galleries. There was some conjecture about the personnel of the Apex Jazzmen. Thanks to one of the participants - clarinetist Gerry Routledge - I can confirm the line-up as follows: Les Nixon (pno/leader), Tony ? (tpt), Gerry Routledge (clt), Bill Anderson (tmb), Alan Jones (gtr), Bill Brotherton (dms).
Gerry cannot recall trumpet player Tony's surname but he went on to play with George Evans at the Oxford so that may jog someone's memory.
Also, the band weren't from Darlington - most of the band came from Gateshead with the exception of Gerry and Bill Brotherton who were from Monkseaton.
In the actual contest Pete Drysdale was the drummer. Pete also assisted in obtaining the above info from Gerry.
Lance.
PS: Was Tony the guy who later had a music shop in Hexham?

1 comment :

Bill M said...

No, I think that was Terry Morgan.

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