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Today Tuesday June 25

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day One - Overture

Not a good start weather wise - cold and windy with squally showers. Nevertheless, I managed the drive without mishap - listening to Art Pepper's The Trip helped - and checked into my hotel which the brochure had optimistically described as being 'within walking distance of The Spa Complex' - and it would have been if I'd trained for the event.
I walked anyway proving that I'm fitter than I thought.
The Spa is undergoing renovation and the theatre of operations has been shifted to the Ocean Room which is upstairs and further along from the ballroom. Methinks 'twill be advisable to get there early tonight as good vantage points will be at a premium.
Reconnaissance completed I funicularred up to town for steak and chips in Wetherspoons. It was a tough steak and I quit midway although the chips and the ale were excellent.
Time to return to the hotel and tart myself up for tonight's concerts.
Nigel Price Organ Trio/Ian Shaw/Stan Tracey w. Guy Barker and Bobby Wellins.
Lance.

1 comment :

Jerry said...

Commiserations on the tough steak! For Cherry Tree-style food at about £20, try early doors at Beiderbeckes (The Crescent). We had pheasant there and it was superb. Let's face it, on your current mission, that eaterie has to be a "must" for the name alone! Their web-site claims live jazz but we heard no evidence - the background music was OK though.
JERRY

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