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Camila Meza: "Some tonalities or chords are colors to me: G major is blue, D major is orange and B minor is totally yellow." - (DownBeat July 2019)


Today Monday June 17



Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.


Tenement Jazz Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:30pm (doors). Free (donations).

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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Hooray For Hollywood (...and Scarborough!)

Been spending a couple of days in Scarborough preparatory to the Jazz Festival later this month which will, of course, be reported extensively within these pages.
It was a relatively jazz free weekend (for once) although I had hoped to dine at Beiderbeckes and catch the Jeremy McMurray Trio. Unfortunately my hotel included evening meal so I had to forego a visit to "Bix's".
However, all was not lost as it enabled me to watch the Prom concert - Hooray For Hollywood. Not a jazz occasion to be sure although with Clare Teal around our music wasn't a million miles away!
Individuals apart, conductor John Wilson and his orchestra - an orchestra with quite a few jazzmen in its ranks - gave a stupendous interpretation of songs from many of the great Hollywood musicals beginning with 42nd St in the 1930s through to Hello Dolly in the 1960s.
At the end all I could do was shout - "Hooray For Hollywood"!
Watch again.

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