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Today Friday December 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux CarréJazzmen - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. ‘Christmas Jazz Lunch’. Details from 0191 252 9429).

Dean Stockdale Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Jazz

‘An Evening of Swing & Sparkle’ - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. Tel: 0191 515 5555. 7:30pm. £35.00. Rat Pack evening inc. 4-course meal.

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. First night of two.

Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Yarm School, Stockton TS15 9EJ. Tel: 01642 786023. 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). £18.00. + £1.80. bf (£15.00. + £1.50. bf). 'Mistletoe & Miller'.

Blues, Funk/Soul etc.

Baghdaddies - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, NewcastleNE2 1AP. £10.68 (inc. bf). ‘Big Xmas Knees Up’.

Swamp Hoppers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

George Shovlin & the Acoustic Radars feat. Pat Rafferty + George Pallas & John Wilkins - Whitburn Cricket Club, East Street, Whitburn SR6 7BZ. Tel: 0191 529 3187. 7:30pm (7:00pm doors). £7.50. admission by ticket only (from www.wegottickets.com). 'The Bents Road Sessions'.

Dead Skunk Skiffle & Blues Orchestra + Stetson Five - Station East, Hills Street, Gateshead NE8 2AN. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's

Olive Rudd (vcl); Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Jim McBriarty (alt/clt/vcl); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms).
Christmas spirit was in the air as Herbie sent his vocal letter to Santa  - I Want A Little Girl (or a big one!). Herbie had foresaken his trusty Bb/F trombone for the standard Bb model (with copper bell) - he still blew well although on one number, I've forgotten which, he couldn't quite reach the bass note wanted to finish on.
Olive was in good voice particularly on I Wish I could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate and, to the delight of one of the more extrovert regulars, Back in your Own Backyard.
Jim sang Avalon as well as blowing some excellent Goodmanesque clarinet. Mike Humble does amazing things on his minimalist kit whilst George Richardson ensures the Shearing sound lives on. Alan ensures the ship isn't "Rudderless".
Christmas cards were distributed and raffles were won by others.
Next week Mike Humble and family will be playing carols during the intermission as well as blowing some jazz.
Lance.

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

bit puzzled how you posted this at 12.10 today when Rosie's is a thursday afternoon gig!!
Liz

Lance said...

Very perceptive of you Liz! However, before we run to speculative suggestions that I can see into the future the simple answer is that, because I was on a tight schedule 'twixt Rosie's and Hoochie I'd set up the personnel details at the aforementioned 12:10 then added the actual review later - honest guv!

Anonymous said...

awesome! must admit I was about to ask if you could predict the 2.30 @ Epsom today!!
Liz

Lance said...

Today I'd predict meeting abandoned!