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Today Thursday December 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!

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Evening

Jazz

Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Drive, Peterlee SR8 2RN. Tel: 0191 518 2000. 7:00pm. £10.00. (£5.00. under 18s). 'Jazz at the Lubetkin'.

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). ‘Gala Big Band Does Christmas’.

Durham University Big Band - Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. Tel: 0191 334 1777. Free. 7:30pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas’.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. (£2.00. student).

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Dave Stansfield (tenor sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Nearly Dan @ The Sage.

Steve Hayes (gtr/vcl); Gary Davies (keys); Rob Rolph (lead gtr); Pete Bacanin (bs.gtr); ? (dms); Steve Parry (tpt); Chris Buckland (alt); Tim France (ten); Sarah Miller/ Louise ? (vcls).
An almost 3 tier full Hall Two audience greeted Nearly Dan with a welcome verging on the rapturous. The fans were out in force from as far afield as Dundee and the bands home-base of  Stoke on Trent.
I must confess I'm not overly familiar with the Steely Dan Songbook so I had no yardstick with which to compare enabling me to judge them on their merits.
And what merits!
An absolutely stunning performance mostly rock with the jazz element coming from the horns' powerful ensembles and pithy solos. The two girls doing the backing vocals filled out the ensemble both harmonically and visually as they strutted non-stop - truly a delight to behold! They also impressed with individual solos. It was Louise's first ever gig with the band and she did good.
Lead vocalist kept things moving and lead guitar had some blasts that got the adrenalin going.
Sorry I didn't catch all of the names.
Lance.

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