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Davina Lozier: "So many people never settle into who they really are. They just do what they want to do because they want to be Oscar Peterson or Muddy Waters or Britney Spears. But I am what I am: a chubby, 40-year-old woman who's still doing it." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Monday November 11

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 3:40pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Evening

Soft Machine - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel 0191 230 4474. 7:30pm. £17.50.

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

Thursday, December 23, 2010

King Street Jazzmen 1 Maine Street Jazzmen 0

I headed up King Street en route to Rosie's for the Thursday afternoon session by the Maine Street Jazzmen. However, twixt them and me were Brian Bennett's King Street Jazzmen A.K.A the Perdido Street Jazzmen and other names I would not care to repeat! To escape, I nipped into Evans but I wasn't fat enough, I couldn't afford to go into Pound World, so I had no option but to reveal myself to Brian's Chester and Bennett, Derek Fleck and Phil Rutherford who was hiding behind a sousaphone.
The Bennett Brian gave me his banjo and thrust me amid the motley crew. In for a penny, in for a pound, I suggested Anthropology in Bb - no takers so I consented instead to pose for the above photo knowing I will be subject to blackmail for the rest of my life.
I returned the b-a-n-j-o to Brian and they stomped off with Dinah which I must confess sounded good. (Why do people pick on banjos?)
Little did I know this would be the only jazz I would hear today!
I'd checked the Maine Street website earlier but no cancellations were announced so I looked forward to listening to their brand of Dixieland.
Alas, the weather had caused them to Call The Whole Thing Off. This was unfortunate as there were quite a few disppointed faces including a couple of new ones.
Still all was not lost thanks to some congenial company.
The band hope to be back next Thursday but tonight's gig at Sunniside is also off.
Lance.

1 comment :

Brian Bennett said...

Gotcha!

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
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