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Today Monday June 17

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Tenement Jazz Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:30pm (doors). Free (donations).

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Keith Stephen's Hot Club Trio w. Steve Andrews @ Ashington Jazz Club - Take 2

Steve Andrews (ten/alt/clt.whistle), Keith Stephen (gtr/bjo), Roly Veitch (gtr/vcl), Bruce Rollo (bs.)
The large audience were disappointed to hear that Caroline, the vivacious and energetic vocalist, was unable to appear due to illness. Caroline has a face and energy which launches big smiles from our mature audience... However, the versatile and accomplished Steve Andrews, who was depping for Caroline won the admiration of the audience as the evening progressed. It was Steve's first visit to our venue and what an enjoyable evening we experienced.
The unit played together in a very spontaneous free and joyful style and each number and solo received a deserved reaction. From the very start we knew we were in for some good Jazz.
Steve's Penny Whistle was introduced - a first for this Club and a surprise. His saxes were heard frequently and the rendition of Stardust a delight.
The group played gypsy jazz with style - they are outstanding in this idiom. Roly introduced his own West Indian composition, Calypso Joe, which created a holiday atmosphere and as we all know Roly sings a good tune on Sweet Sue and I'm Confessin' in the Chet Baker style. As always he found the moment to introduce a traditional Geordie Song and one known in our area as the Happenny Woods at Bedlington. Several numbers created excitement, pacy rhythms and fast moving fingers. The combo gave a professional, delightful performance and all went home happy after an evening well spent.
Our thanks to Keith, Roly, Bruce and our special guest Steve from Cumbria for a great evening's entertainment. We shall see you at our Christmas meet.
Can't wait.
Peter S.
P.S Keith managed to use the banjo on the final number and his singing voice.

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