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Today Wednesday January 22

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Julija Jaceniate & Alexys de Alfaro - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Tom Rainey Trio - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 232 6400. 8:00pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). JNE.

Air4ce - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. Tel: 01325 245052. 9:00pm. £TBC. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas in the Jazz Café

John Rowland (ten), Pete Gilligan (pno), Stu Findon (bs), Fiona Littlewood (vcl).
I arrived at Jazz Café armed with shopping (Jazz Journal and Down Beat) and it looked as though reading them would be the extent of today's jazz content at the Pink Lane Jazzerie - although Keith did spin some nice Lionel Hampton. "Jazz on the marimba remarked one 'knowledgeable' youth!"
Eventually, John Rowland arrived and, together with Pete the Piano, they played All Blues. It was good.
Stu and Fiona showed and with them a goodly throng who appreciated Fi's renditions of Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, Nearness of You, Now's The Time and Four to mention but some.
John Rowland had impressive Ike Quebec moments on tenor and Pete's percussive piano made up for the lack of a drummer. On bass Stu Findon kept it on the straight and not so narrow.
It was a good afternoon with mince pies and other delicacies handed round by mein host.
Merry Xmas Keith.
To add to the ambience my old friend Judith showed.
The ambience disappeared outside when we discovered the dreaded snow had returned!
Still it was a good afternoon and what's a little snow anyway amongst friends?
Lance.

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance, is the sunday afternoon jam on next week?

Lance said...

I have it on authority (Pete Gilligan) that it is.

Anonymous said...

Ok, thank you very much. It's my girlfriend's 18th, so it'll be her first time there and she's very much looking forward to it.

Lance said...

Wish her many happy returns from me.