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13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

From This Moment On


Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punchbowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential:

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). CANCELLED TFN.

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). CANCELLED TFN.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Pierre Bensusan @ The Sage, Gateshead.

Pierre Bensusan (gtr/vcl).
An incredible solo performance by a brilliant guitarist, an appealing singer and an entertaining spieler.
Hall Two was near full on two levels and the crowd enjoyed the one man show by the French/Algerian who gave a dazzling multi- genre performance.
It wasn't pure jazz although there was a strong jazz presence both in his playing and amongst those in attendance but - like Al Di Meola a few nights previous in London - this was uncategorised music.
The soulful, mellow tones of both voice and guitar reached out and grabbed - no replace 'grabbed' with 'gently wooed and cajoled' - the audience into eager submission.
A delightful gig by a superb performer.

1 comment :

Jude Murphy (on Facebook) said...

Absolutely loved Pierre's performance. Couldn't believe how brave he was on his last number before the encore. Takes some guts to do such a long, fast, unaccompanied scat and then come back in on guitar - absolutely spot on in tune.

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