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Today Wednesday February 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

After Hours #4: Stéphane Grappelli - Cafédral Durham, Owengate, Durham DH1 3HB. 7:30pm. £5.00. (concs. available). Sonia Rae (violin); Tom Burgess (guitar); Jack Theaker (guitar); Angus Shennan (keyboards); David Byfield (drums) + Clara Falkowska (flugelhorn, violin). ‘The life and work of Stéphane Grappelli’. Durham University Jazz Society event.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark is stiil a good Play. The MAINE STREET JAZZMEN @ Rosie's.

Olive Rudd (vcl), Herbie Hudson (tmb/vcl/hca), Jim McBriarty (clt/vcl), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Mike Humble (dms).
I always give a downhearted sigh when I note Ray Harley isn't on the stand however, Herbie and Jim are more than capable of moving into the lead spot and, after a few numbers, the ambience is there.
Vocals were to the fore today with Jim excelling (again) on Gonna Get A Girl, Varsity Drag and Nobody's Sweetheart Now.
Herbie too sang at every opportunity as well as blowing slide trombone like Ory and muted like Tricky Sam. His harmonica playing also helped to fill the trumpet void.
Olive opened up with Fine and Dandy (Beano and Dandy said someone who may have been sitting at the keyboard) and reprised her splendid version of Home. When Your Smiling and Lock Away Your Heart were also done in her inimitable and crowd pleasing fashion.
Another good Thursday afternoon.
Lance.

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