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Today Saturday February 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Electric Guitar Masterclass – The Music of Robben Ford - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 10:00am. £15.00. Jamie Mackay conducts a masterclass looking at the work of former Miles Davis’ sideman Robben Ford.

Evening

Daniel John Martin w Swing Manouche - Core Music, 14a/b Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ. Tel: 01434 601993. 8:00pm. Donations (suggested donation £10.00.). DJM w Mick Shoulder (guitar); Giles Strong (guitar); Ian Paterson (double bass).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Half Hand Hoodoo Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 9:00pm. Free.

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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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