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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)

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Today Saturday January 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Shirt Tail Stompers - Durham Town Hall, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30-11:15pm. £25.00. (£20.00. adv.). DJam 2020: Lindy Hop Festival ‘Masquerade Ball’. Line-up inc. Michael McQuaid (reeds), Nick Ball (drums). A Lindy Jazz event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Broken Levee + John Carroll - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. 7:30pm (doors). £10.00. Info & tickets: 07960 935263. Saltburn Blues Club.

Ojay - Outstanding Art, North Road, Durham DH1 4SQ. Tel: 0191 649 0553. 8:00pm. Free. Electric bassist Ojay.

Raggy Ass Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Goodbye Tony Curtis

Like Eddie Fisher this is one of those obituaries that doesn't really belong on a jazz blog but hey - we're talkin' here 'bout Tony Curtis. Remember him as the saxophonist in drag in Some Like It Hot? that film has got to be on just about everyone's list.
Curtis played a saxophonist in another movie - Garson Kanin's The Rat Race - he gets lured to an audition in Manhattan where the other 'musicians' send him out for coffees. When he returns they've done a runner with his alto, tenor, baritone, flute and clarinet!
He may not have been a jazzman but he was as cool as any of them.
Tony Curtis died Sept 29, 2010, aged 85.
Lance

1 comment :

Ann Alex said...

Re the film 'The Rat Race', I know just how the character felt when he lost his instruments, as I'm still mourning my broken penny whistle! Weep, Weep.