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Brian Dee: "I feel my generation had one advantage over today's players in that we were not musically educated in colleges, so we all sounded different. I could tell who it was just by the sound." - (Jazz Rag, Summer 2020).

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11,783 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 1023 of them this year alone and, so far, 50 this month (Sept. 17).

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Happy Birthday Katy Trigger & Mia Webb.

SUNDAY 20

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. Tel: 0191 691 7090. 12 noon. Free.

Riviera Quartet - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. A limited number of seats are available which MUST be bought in advance online. £7:50 or £5:45 live stream only.

THURSDAY 24

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00pm - 10pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

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.
Lance.

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