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Today Friday December 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux CarréJazzmen - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. ‘Christmas Jazz Lunch’. Details from 0191 252 9429).

Dean Stockdale Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Jazz

‘An Evening of Swing & Sparkle’ - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. Tel: 0191 515 5555. 7:30pm. £35.00. Rat Pack evening inc. 4-course meal.

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. First night of two.

Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Yarm School, Stockton TS15 9EJ. Tel: 01642 786023. 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). £18.00. + £1.80. bf (£15.00. + £1.50. bf). 'Mistletoe & Miller'.

Blues, Funk/Soul etc.

Baghdaddies - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, NewcastleNE2 1AP. £10.68 (inc. bf). ‘Big Xmas Knees Up’.

Swamp Hoppers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

George Shovlin & the Acoustic Radars feat. Pat Rafferty + George Pallas & John Wilkins - Whitburn Cricket Club, East Street, Whitburn SR6 7BZ. Tel: 0191 529 3187. 7:30pm (7:00pm doors). £7.50. admission by ticket only (from www.wegottickets.com). 'The Bents Road Sessions'.

Dead Skunk Skiffle & Blues Orchestra + Stetson Five - Station East, Hills Street, Gateshead NE8 2AN. 8:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Days Ahead.

Just a few reminders of what's happening in the region this weekend.
Tonight BUDVIVAR are at the Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle - circa 9:30pm. The same venue has the now indispensable SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAM SESSION which kicks off around about - think of a number - and continues until - think of a higher number.
In the evening (Sunday) - 8:00pm to be precise (ish) - EXTREME MEASURES rock the Bridge Hotel. This is their latest line-up with Pete Tantum on trumpet replacing tenor saxist Gary Turner - a big move and I look forward to passing judgement...
Also on Sunday evening the GENE JARRED BIG BAND play Redcar Jazz Club which is another exciting prospect - as Fat's sang - I Wish I Were Twins!
Monday afternoon has the JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON mob at Cullercoat's Crescent Club whilst Monday evening sees JO HARROP back at the Cherry Tree Restaurant, Jesmond. Don't miss this one - Jo is something else - the PAUL EDIS TRIO provide the musical support.
Over at Heaton's Corner House Hotel the Monday night residents, the VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN, Turkey Trot their way up to Christmas.
Oh yes - and on Monday BRENDA SOKELL - winner of the Singing Pensioner Competition on the Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV1 (5:00pm) returns to the show for the release of her single - White Christmas - recorded with the CHELSEA PENSIONERS.
Let's back-up Brenda and buy/download the disc and get her into the charts for a Christmas Number One!
Lance.

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