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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.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Looks as though Good Friday will be in September this year

Well it's almost here again - Scarborough Jazz Festival of course! Can it be that a year has passed already? Tempos most certainly have fugited
The Festival opens on Friday at 7:00pm with the NIGEL PRICE ORGAN TRIO. Guitarist Nigel leads Pete Whittaker on Hammond and Matt Home on drums for what should be a blistering no holds barred opener.
IAN SHAW takes over to enchant us with his unique interpretations of some well known and some not so well known pieces before bringing us to the first night closer - The STAN TRACEY TRIO with GUY BARKER and BOBBY WELLINS. With Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (dms) this has to be a belter's belter!
I've heard much of Guy's trumpet in recent years but little of Bobby Wellins who has long been a favourite tenor player of mine. It will be interesting to see what Stan pulls out of the hat for this one or will we hear a previously undiscovered treasure?
Alan Barnes comperes. Someone once said, I've forgotten who*, that Scarborough without Alan Barnes' compering skills would be like Macbeth without the Prince of Denmark (Hamlet!)
Alan is as much a part of the plot as any of the players - of which he is amongst the most outstanding - and his spiel ranks alongside Humph's and Ronnie's - the keeper of the flame as regards jazz humour.
Tank's filled, oil and tyres checked, cat's in good paws - and I'm purring with anticipation...
Lance.
* I've just remembered - it was me!

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