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Poncho Sanchez: "When I perform it's my life story." - (DownBeat October 2019).


Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Thursday September 19



Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

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



Alexito & Loco Machine - Revoluçion de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EE. Tel: 0191 917 7076. 6:00pm. Free.

Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra - Arc, Dovecot St., Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL. Tel: 01642 525199. 7:00pm. £12.00. + £0.10. bf. ‘Jazz & Tapas’ (booking essential). Guest: Alice Grace.

Bradley Johnston Quartet - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £8.00. (£4.00. student).

Sudden Jazz Quintet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free (donations).

Eclectic - Tees Hot Club, Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9:00pm. Free. Rick Laughlin (keys); Alan Thompson, Dan Johnson, Sue Ferris, Josh Bentham (saxes); Ian Halford (drums).

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.



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

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Preview: Jazz North East presents:IG HENNEMAN’S KINDRED SPIRITS Friday 3rd Dec 8.00pm Gateshead Old Town Hall

From Paul Bream's 'Jazz Alert':
Ab Baars (reeds); Axel Dorner (trumpet); Lori Freedman (clarinet & bass clarinet); Ig Henneman (viola); Marilyn Lerner (piano); Wilbert de Joode (bass) Last Friday, caught unawares by the late evening blizzard, I had to walk five miles home after the Killer Shrimp gig. Not a pleasant experience, but for this Kindred Spirits gig I’d willingly cover twice the distance, and, if absolutely necessary, swim across the Tyne. I might perish of hypothermia, but I’m sure I’d go out with a smile on my face. Ig Henneman, Ab Baars and Wilbert de Joode are leading members of the Amsterdam scene, Lori Freedman and Marilyn Lerner are Ig’s partners in the all-woman Dutch/Canadian trio Queen Mab, while Germany’s Axel Dorner is a new collaborator brought in specially for a short European tour in celebration of Ig’s 65th Birthday. After their first rehearsal, on Monday of this week, Ab wrote that “Ig has written strong, wonderful & touching music. Group sounds great, lots of colours and breath, wide open improvisations.” So this is a unique and unmissable gig, and it’s of huge credit to Tyneside and the local audience that Ig wanted to bring the sextet here, putting us in the same league as major cities like Prague, Cologne and Munich – so let’s not disappoint her. Because of the weather conditions, Jazz North East are aiming to get things finished by 10.15 at the latest, but my bet is that we’ll all wish it could go on much, much longer.
Paul Bream.
Tickets £10.00 £8.00 concessions from 0191 433 6965

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