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SEPTEMBER

IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON

THURSDAY 24

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Abbie Finn Trio - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 7:30pm. Donations on the night. To book a table (max four people from one household/support bubble) visit: www.gosforthcivictheatre.co.uk.

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00pm - 10pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

FRIDAY 25

SouLutions Sistas - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 8:30pm (7:00pm doors). £10.00. SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY 26

Boys of Brass - Tyne Bank Brewery, Walker Road, Newcastle NE6 2AB. Tel: 0191 265 2828. 7:00pm. £10.00. + £1.37 bf for table for two. Other packages available. See www.tynebankbrewery.co.uk.

SUNDAY 27

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Tel: 0191 691 7090. Free.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Jazz Café Jam Session

Lyndsay Hannon, Fiona Littlewood (vcl), Elaine Binney (vln), Sarah Trevena, Stuart Findon (ten), Don Forbes (tpt), Peter Gilligan, Alan Laws (pno), Ryan ? (bs), Matthew Office (bs/gtr) etc. Such is the nature of jam sessions that the only thing predictable about them is the unpredictable and this afternoon was no exception!
Last week the drummers were queing up to play - this week the queue evaperated as there was no kit! However, last week's hero Ryan instead of playing 'air drums' played double bass and, despite a reported unfamiliarity with the instrument made a decent fist of it. Having said that, with the apocalyptic Pete on keys, who needs drums? The guy is a rhythm section in himself. He took Anthropology on an up-tempo ride that hit the deck running and didn't stop until just about every permutation of rhythm changes had been exhausted and then some. In the midst of it all Don Forbes had a few tasty choruses.
Lindsay Hannon did Willow Weep For Me and Deed I Do - among others. The girl has got the vocal chops to justify her standing as jazz vocal coach at The Sage. Nice one Lyndsay.
Also on the vocal front, sax player Fiona did some nice voice work on You Go To My Head, The Jody Grind, Four and Quiet Nights. Fellow Budvivarian Stu blew tenor and Alan Laws went on to piano. Pete may have played bass guitar around this time.
Sarah Trevana, as she did last week, played fine tenor and was joined by the Grappellic Elaine Binney who fiddled her way delightfully through Ain't Misbehavin' and Don't Explain.
As I left for the Bridge (me and Sonny Rollins) the place was filling up and I guess I missed a few more gems. Great day in Pink Lane. Photos. Lance

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