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Today Tuesday January 21

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Cancelled - room being decorated back on Jan. 28.

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Evening

Air4ce - Cluny 2, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 0191 230 4474. Doors 7:30pm. £8.00. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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Friday, September 03, 2010

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Ashington Jazz Club Wed. Sept 1.

The Club came alive with the sound of music on Wednesday with our genre of good Jazz presented to us by Herbie Hudson’s Maine Street Jazzmen plus the ever effervescent Olive.
On hearing the first bar of music we realized it was to be a great evening and throughout, the audience of 50 responded enthusiastically to each melody and individual solo performance.
The rhythm section of Alan Rudd, ably assisted by Scotty Adair and supported on keyboard by Malcolm Armstrong, was brilliant and the interplay between all three musicians demonstrated the excellent understanding they had with each other and the good time they were having.
The front line of Jim McBriarty , Ray Harley and Herbie blended together in absolute harmony creating sympathetic and exciting improvisations richly deserving the adoration which followed each performance.The inimitable Olive sang energetically with humour in her pleasing style and personality when introducing new numbers to us with How'd ya like to love me and How could you leave me now, to name a few. A poignant moment came during the bands rendition of Buddy Bolden’s Blues when Herbie made reference to Jackie Denton (RIP) during the lyrics. We remember Jackie as a good friend of this Club in our early years with the River City Jazzmen. The members applauded this tribute.
Other tunes in a varied repertoire were as follows :-Nobody’s Sweetheart, Buddy’s Habits, Blue Skies, Moose March, Louisiana , You Can Depend On Me, Is it True What They Say About Dixie, Darktown Strutters Ball, Just a Little While, That’s a Plenty, Jackass Blues, South Rampart Street Parade, a Japanese number which I can’t spell (Nagasaki?) and Bourbon Street Parade.
A final comment from a member at the end of the night was “It doesn’t get much better than this” and we would all agree to that. It is so obvious that this popular and active group work so well together and enjoy each others company. Their energy and enthusiasm relates directly to an appreciative audience. Long may it continue.
Peter S.

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