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IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON.

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 29

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Abbie Finn Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity (upstairs). It’s Abbie’s birthday!

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00-10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

FRIDAY 30

Neil William & Ben Holland - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. Jazz standards from the 1920s & 30s.

SATURDAY 31

Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. £10.00. Online booking (to book a table). Limited capacity. Alice & Pav join a multi-bill of entertainers (magician etc) to celebrate Prohibition Bar’s fifth anniversary. SOLD OUT!

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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