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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Monday August 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see centre column).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mike Durham Rides Again (hopefully)

Entrepreneur trumpet player Mike Durham has outlined his plans for a JAZZ PARTY in 2011 to replace the loss of the much loved Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival.
Not quite sure what the difference is - same venue and many of the same musicians - however, his vision of the future is outlined on that splendid jazz site Jazz Lives where, no doubt, all will be revealed...
Lance.

1 comment :

JAZZ LIVES said...

Thanks for the kind words, Lance! I think there are two differences in the proposed November 2011 jazz party (aside from its date). One is that the 11/11 party is self-funded where WB rested on an often precarious cushion of grant / government support . . . so Mike is more free to do exactly what he wants. Not that WB seemed to be under duress in any way, mind you. The second is that the proposed party is slightly narrower and more intense. WB had four venues, usually going on at once -- thus perhaps 154 musicians, if I remember correctly. The 11/11 party promises midday to midnight jazz for three days in one venue, with sixty-minute concerts by a number of bands. More after the fashion of US jazz parties. Still, I was eager to give Mike my subscription money before I left, and hope other fanciers are equally moved to do so. I'd rather have a party to look forward to than my money back. And since I have about ten hours of WB video to post (albeit slowly) on JAZZ LIVES, people can see what they might be enjoying in 2011. Thanks for the use of the hall! Cheers, Michael Steinman

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance