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Jackie Paris: "A singer's got to be able to tell a story. Frank Sinatra and Nat Cole are best at that; Mel Tormé too. I like to take a lyric that means something and sing it right to the person it was meant for." - (DownBeat October 11, 1962).

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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Monday September 16

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

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

Evening

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

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Info wanted on Teddy Warren and Newcastle's Paramount Jazz Band

My wife and I  (we are both in our 70's)  are seeking information on her father's  band  The Paramount Jazz Band who were based in Newcastle during the 1940's. His name was Teddy Warren who died in  1963. She has happy memories of musical nights with various musicians who came to the house, perhaps you know of anyone that may help. 


By the way I have been an avid jazz fan since I was around  15, in the early days I saw such bands as Ted Heath, Ken Mackintosh, Vic Lewis, the Kirchin Band etc when they came to the City Hall, then of course the great American  bands - Ellington, Basie , Brubeck etc. and have followed jazz ever since, although I do not go to jazz venues  these days, the last one being Herbie Hancock at the City Hall. 

I worked extensively abroad and I occasionally got to jazz gigs and clubs in Spain, Italy and other places.  I once heard a young blonde haired trumpet  player in a cafe in Spain,  just playing solo, I recall how good the guy was and how influenced he was by ' Miles '  (bows head)  I believe he was American, to this day I wonder if it was a young Chris Botti, I shall  never know .

Enough of an old man's ramblings, if you can give us any information that would be great if not no harm done.
I am looking forward to reading your website, and other local jazz sites during my Google search. I still listen to jazz on the radio and of course through the internet, shame to say that at 73 I am an internet geek, sad really, it must be nearly time for my Horlicks and  ' Book at bedtime'.
Les Clydesdale.

1 comment :

Lance said...

I wonder, can your wife remember the names of any of the musicians who came to the house?

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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