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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Puddy: "Eventually we paid our entrance money [to Eel Pie Island] and fought our way to one of the many bars where we could buy our Newcastle Brown and retire to the back of the heaving dancefloor. There must have been lights somewhere, but my memory remains of being in some dark cavernous wonderland." - (Just Jazz July 2020)

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Born This Day
Louis Armstrong and Steve Andrews.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Darlington's Impressive Swan Song or the Second Coming?

Despite reports of the closure of Darlington Arts Centre being mooted in the media they have announced the following list of jazz events for 2011.
Fri 21 January 8pm Josephine Davies Quintet. Fri 4 February 8pm Stan Tracey Trio. Wed 23 February 8pm Julian Smith Runner up in 2009's Britain's Got Talent Fri 4 March 8pm Osian Roberts/Steve Fishwick Quintet. Fri 1 April 8pm Robert Fowler Quartet. Fri 6 May 8pm Dave Barry.
A listing any out of town promoter would be proud of.
Could it be the reports of its demise being greatly exagerrated or are these bookings of longstanding being honoured?

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