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13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Sweet Thursday - Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's.

Olive Rudd (vcl), Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl), Derek Fleck (clt), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Mike Humble (dms).
Another storming afternoon in downtown South Shields. The joint - to quote dear old Fats - was Jumping!
Derek Fleck depped on clarinet and soared overhead. Herbie trammed and sangged but it was on harmonica that he scored today. See See Rider just about re-wrote blues history (in South Shields that is).
Malcolm emulated George Zack which came in handy when Olive Shimmied Like Her Sister Kate - no kidding! She shimmied like her Sister Kate - I'm shoutin!
It Had To Be You was another, more delicate gem, from Mrs Rudd.
Mr Rudd, sound as a pound on bass and Mike was far from Humble in his drum break on whatever it it was. Whatever it was it was good.
No place else I'd rather be on a Thursday.
Lance.

2 comments :

Ann Alex said...

Lance, The photo is superb in giving a sense of what sort of pub this is. I laughed my head off at that wildish man at the bar - hope he's not a friend of yours!

Lance said...

Friend of mine? Not any more - in fact I'll probably need police protection next time I go - that's if the management haven't barred me!

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