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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.

Until July 21

Today Tuesday July 16

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Gala Big Band w. ALAN BARNES: Strictly Come BRASSing - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £15.00. (£12.00. concs.). A Durham Brass Festival event.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc. raffle). RCJ with Don Armstrong (clarinet, saxophone, penny whistle, vocals).

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SOLD OUT!

Zoe Rahman & Laura MacDonald - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192.. 8:00pm. £12.00. (£10.00. concs.). JNE.

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Northern Monkey Brass Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Rendezvous Jazz @ The Piper, Cullercoats. January 8th

Maureen Hall (vocals), Iain MacAulay (trombone, trumpet, bagpipes & vocals), Jim McBriarty (clarinet, alto sax & vocals), Mac Smith (keyboards), John Robinson (double bass) and Jim McKeown (drums) + Teresa Armstrong (vocals), Roy Gibson (keyboards) & John (vocals) December's inclement weather put paid to Rendezous Jazz' Christmas party. The January session was a late Christmas/New Year party and the band's fans turned out in large numbers, so much so that extra chairs were brought through from the bar.
A free buffet was on offer as was a record number of raffle prizes (sixteen or more). Proceedings opened with mild mannered Jim McBriarty singing Angry. McBriarty angry? Hardly. Nevertheless, it was good fun. Maureen Hall chose to look to to the future and sang Summertime (roll on spring!). Trombone man Iain MacAulay sang, in his own inimitable way, The Lady is a Tramp.
A first set highlight was McBriarty playing excellent clarinet on Creole Love Call. Hall closed the first set with 'S Wonderful. Indeed.
The interval entertainment was, as ever, provided by Teresa Armstrong accompanied by Roy Gibson and John did a quick turn.
The band, refreshed, played a succession of favourites - I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Hall sang, McBriarty played alto, MacAulay soloed on trombone, Mac Smith on piano), It Don't Mean a Thing (McBriarty sang) and MacAulay took the vocals on I Wan't a Little Girl (not exactly Joe Turner more like MacAulay) with good clarinet and trombone. This being the time of year it is we were treated (tortured? only joking!) to the delights of Iain MacAulay's bagpipes breathing life into When The Saints Go Marching In backed enthusiastically by the ever reliable Jim McKeown (drums), bassist John Robinson and piano man Mac Smith.
February's session, usually first Saturday in the month, will be held on February 12th (second Saturday). Russell.

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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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