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Today Monday February 17

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Night With Sinatra - Take 2

This splendid evening presented the perfect opportunity for trainee singers to hear items from The Great American Songbook done Sinatra style, with, as Lance said, not too much cloning. Matthew Ford, listed as a baritone (I never heard Sinatra called that) sang beautifully with a very expressive face. He dressed immaculately in black jacket for the first half, then white jacket and black bow tie after the break. I especially liked the jaunty Girl from Ipanema; the sexy I’ve Got You Under my Skin and the heartbreakingly sad One for my Baby. The Northern Sinfonia was excellent and looked as if they were enjoying themselves, which shows versatility, as it definitely isn’t Beethoven. I didn’t know that a trombone could sound so sweet and tender as it did in one of the slower numbers. Yes, a Sunday evening to remember. Ann Alex

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