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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)


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Today Saturday January 25



Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.


Shirt Tail Stompers - Durham Town Hall, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30-11:15pm. £25.00. (£20.00. adv.). DJam 2020: Lindy Hop Festival ‘Masquerade Ball’. Line-up inc. Michael McQuaid (reeds), Nick Ball (drums). A Lindy Jazz event.


Broken Levee + John Carroll - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. 7:30pm (doors). £10.00. Info & tickets: 07960 935263. Saltburn Blues Club.

Ojay - Outstanding Art, North Road, Durham DH1 4SQ. Tel: 0191 649 0553. 8:00pm. Free. Electric bassist Ojay.

Raggy Ass Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Goodbye Mike Gilby

I've just received the sad news that Mike Gilby (pictured left) passed away peacefully this morning after a long illness. His family were at his bedside. Mike will be missed by all of the jazz and big band fraternity on Tyneside and far beyond.
Our thoughts are with the family.
Funeral details will be posted when known.


Eric said...

I am so sorry to hear about Mike I knew him for many years - jazz clubs etc - spoke a few times and he was a gent one of the best flugel horn players Ive heard. What a miss he will be he loved for his music. Deepest sympathy to all family,
Eric M Stutt

eric m stutt said...

So sorry I cannot make the funeral Zoe we are looking after grand children in the morning and Budvivar has the Chilli gig in the evening I would have loved to play in the pub at cullercoats. Deep sympathys again. regards Eric m Stutt