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Today Saturday January 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Early Bird Band - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192. 11:00am.

Evening

Adrian Cox Quartet - Watchtower Gallery, West End, Berwick TD15 2HE. 8:00pm. £10.00. Cox touring new CD ‘Now is Spring’.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Ray Stubbs R & B All-Stars - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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?