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Bebop Spoken There

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14378 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 597 of them this year alone and, so far, 2 this month (July 2).

From This Moment On ...

July

Sun 03 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 03: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 03: Ruth Lambert & Martin Craggs @ The Exchange, North Shields. 1:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Wild Women of Wylam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jazz Jam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 04: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 06: Michael Bublé @ Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. Doors: 5:00pm.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 07: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 07: Lara Jones + Echo Juliet @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 07: Thursday Night Prayer Meeting @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free admission (donations).
Thu 07: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 07: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 08: Alex Clarke Quartet @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00.
Fri 08: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 08: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 08: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.

Sat 09: Jazz Stage @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival: Zoë Gilby Duo (12 noon); Vieux Carré Jazzmen (1:35pm); Harmony Brass (3:10pm); Ruth Lambert Quartet (4:40pm). Outdoor stage adjacent to Tynemouth Priory.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bell & Bucket Jazz Band @ The Bell & Bucket, Norfolk Street, North Shields. February 17th.

Paul Bacon (drums), Mac Rae (clarinet, trumpet & vocals), Dave Rae (banjo) & Ian Heslop (double bass).
North Shields has a new New Orleans session. Led by drummer Paul Bacon at the Bell & Bucket pub (formerly a fire station) this makes it the fourth week day jazz venue down at the coast. Mondays catch Brian Chester & co at Cullercoats Crescent Club, Wednesdays at the same watering hole the Vieux Carre are in attendance, along the road at The Porthole are the Jazz Esquires and every Friday Maureen Hall can also be heard there.
The Bell & Bucket get together is a dedicated New Orleans affair. Veterans all, Bacon deploys a minimalist technique, Mac Rae, of gruff visage, plays measured clarinet, brother Dave keeps it simple and Ian Heslop is one of those 'been there done that' types.
Mac Rae can sing a blues - and he did just that. Little Gypsy Sweetheart, Avalon and Bob Wills' San Antonio Rose were appreciated by a small, select crowd. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter was a good one (perhaps Maureen will sing this one tomorrow), likewise Ces't Magnifique.
Interval sitters-in were of the five-star variety; Roy Gibson (keyboards) played some Ellington and was joined on clarinet by Derek Fleck. trumpeter Mike Durham got up to sit down and have a blow (sitting down is the new standing up) and Ian Heslop was the last man standing.
A second set highlight saw a seated John Hallam augmenting the quartet for a bass trombone blast on Rosetta. There was a nod to Ken Colyer and a foot tappin' Down in Honky Tonk Town. All in all an enjoyable afternoon. Russell

1 comment :

Olga said...

Jazz Esquires are now at Magnesia Bank North Shields on Wed. 1-3pm

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