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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)

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Today Saturday January 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Shirt Tail Stompers - Durham Town Hall, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30-11:15pm. £25.00. (£20.00. adv.). DJam 2020: Lindy Hop Festival ‘Masquerade Ball’. Line-up inc. Michael McQuaid (reeds), Nick Ball (drums). A Lindy Jazz event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Broken Levee + John Carroll - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. 7:30pm (doors). £10.00. Info & tickets: 07960 935263. Saltburn Blues Club.

Ojay - Outstanding Art, North Road, Durham DH1 4SQ. Tel: 0191 649 0553. 8:00pm. Free. Electric bassist Ojay.

Raggy Ass Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Customs House Big Band July 5 New Crown Hotel South Shields.

The last open rehearsal before the summer break produced some new material as well as the old favourites. The band started with a smooth arrangement of Georgia On My Mind, Ruth Lambert ran through Cheek To Cheek and the band finished with a Thad Jones number Big Dipper.
The concert section opened up with Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl?), Ruth did the polished version of Cheek To Cheek, the band then played Arillo Del Mar? and Ruth tackled Mack The Knife, it was nice to hear Polly Peachum getting a name check instead of Satchmo's Lotte Lenya. Have You Met Miss Jones? well the band had and did her proud, At Last was Ruth in fine ballad form and the band finished with a funk number Here's The Rub, at times it felt like where's the coda? but they got there eventually.
Most of the usual members were there with a few deps - Amber Reeve alto, Ian Wynd drums "Squib" ? trombone & Colm Rooney piano.
A mention must be made of the 20 or so in the audience a record I think.
Miles

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