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Today Tuesday February 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Acoustic Infusion w Ray Dales - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Abbie Finn Trio - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB. Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations). Hexham Jazz Club.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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

Friday, August 20, 2010

Take it to the Bridge @ The Chilli. August 18

Dave Weisser (trumpet & flugelhorn), Paul Gowland (tenor saxophone), Andy Lee (alto saxophone & wooden flute), Alan Laws (tenor saxophone), Dougie Fielder (tenor saxophone), Jim Crinson (double bass), Barrie Ascroft (keyboards), Rob Bates (drums)
It was another enjoyable evening at the Chilli. Paid my £1 in and was part of a 3 strong audience which swelled to about 10 after half time. Horn players in the band were out in force though. Tunes included Night in Tunisia, Soon (by Gershwin), Peri’s Scope, Shadow of your Smile and Au Privave. Paul Gowland was in good form, Alan Laws was playing some nice growling sax, Dougie Fielder was back on tenor after impressing on Soprano the previous week, Andy Lee played some sweet wooden flute, and Dave the Rave played some mellow flugel. The rhythm section kept the large horn line together well.
There is no Take it to the Bridge this Wednesday (August 25) due to Dave’s vacationing commitments.
Chris Finch.

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