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Today Friday December 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux CarréJazzmen - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. ‘Christmas Jazz Lunch’. Details from 0191 252 9429).

Dean Stockdale Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Jazz

‘An Evening of Swing & Sparkle’ - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. Tel: 0191 515 5555. 7:30pm. £35.00. Rat Pack evening inc. 4-course meal.

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. First night of two.

Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Yarm School, Stockton TS15 9EJ. Tel: 01642 786023. 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). £18.00. + £1.80. bf (£15.00. + £1.50. bf). 'Mistletoe & Miller'.

Blues, Funk/Soul etc.

Baghdaddies - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, NewcastleNE2 1AP. £10.68 (inc. bf). ‘Big Xmas Knees Up’.

Swamp Hoppers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

George Shovlin & the Acoustic Radars feat. Pat Rafferty + George Pallas & John Wilkins - Whitburn Cricket Club, East Street, Whitburn SR6 7BZ. Tel: 0191 529 3187. 7:30pm (7:00pm doors). £7.50. admission by ticket only (from www.wegottickets.com). 'The Bents Road Sessions'.

Dead Skunk Skiffle & Blues Orchestra + Stetson Five - Station East, Hills Street, Gateshead NE8 2AN. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mo Scott w. Stuart Collingwood Trio @ The Cherry Tree.

Mo Scott (vcl); Stuart Collingwood (pno); Neil Harland (bs); Paul Smith (dms).
A good crowd showed their appreciation of the trio's version of C Jam Blues. a good indication that tonight was one of the hipper audiences!
Mo decided she was Taking A Chance On Love whilst I elected to take a chance on Salmon Fishcakes, Tartare Sauce and Garden Leaves.
We both picked a winner!
Mo effortlessly tailored the melody and the lyric to suit her interpretation of the Vernon Duke tune and I found my tastebuds marvelling at what can be done with a fishcake in the hands of an expert!
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? is a question Mo frequently poses. Embraceable You, a divine piece of Gershwinery sung soulfully and with feeling.
Bye Bye Blackbird - or in my case - bye bye Bavette Steak, Marmite Butter, Fries (a mountain of them!) and more Garden Leaves.
The standards flowed effortlessly as did my bottle of Black Sheep Bitter and by intermission time, as Mo wailed the blues, a couple danced causing the waitresses too to display some nimble footwork to avoid dousing the diners with a bowl of Roast Tomato and Pepper Soup!
I didn't stay to the (Black Sheep?) Bitter end despite Mo and the band swinging like crazy - yesterday's Jazzathon was taking its toll so, after my Honey and Vanilla Semifreddo, Toffee Apple and Toasted Pine Nuts which perfectly matched the Trio's version of All The Things You Are, I opted for an early night.
Lance.

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