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16233 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 115 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Feb. 23).

From This Moment On ...

February 2024

Fri 23: Mark Williams Trio @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 23: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 23: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 23: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 23: Salty Dog Trio @ The Greenhouse, Tynemouth. 7:00pm. £8.00. (£6.00. adv.). CANCELLED!
Fri 23: Crooners @ The Maltings, Berwick upon Tweed. 7:30pm. £30.00., £28.00.
Fri 23: Strictly Smokin' Big Band w Dennis Rollins @ Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Sat 24: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). Free (donations). A Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra event, all welcome.
Sat 24: Bradley Creswick’s Western Swingfonia @ Hexham Abbey, Hexham. 7:30pm. £15.00. A fundraiser for Hexham Abbey.
Sat 24: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 25: Musicians Unlimited @ The Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 25: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:30pm. Free.
Sun 25: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 25: Lindsay Hannon: Tom Waits for No Man + Lee Maddison @ Laurels, Whitley Bay. 4:00pm (3:30pm doors). £11.00., £8.80. inc. bf. SOLD OUT!
Sun 25: Bex Burch + Rachel Musson @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £11.00. Two solo performances. JNE.
Sun 25: Jazz Jam @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. A Durham University Jazz Society event. All welcome.

Mon 26: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 27: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm (7:00pm doors). £12.00., £10.00. (adv.).

Wed 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 28: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 28: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 29: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 29: Student Performances @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 4:00pm. Free. Inc. Olly Styles (saxophone).
Thu 29: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:00pm. Free.
Thu 27: Student Jazz Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Thu 29: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Josh Bentham (alto sax); Graham Thompson (keys); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Our Thoughts are With Dave Savill

Hi Lance, I enclose a copy of an email I have just received, which you may want to mention on the blog. You will remember Dave Savill as a trumpet player who came to San Sebastian with the Newcastle Big Band around 1970. A lovely guy who has lived for several years in the south Lakes and has played with me on and off for a long time. If anyone remembers him I'm sure he would appreciate their good wishes to the address shown.
Steve Andrews.
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There are a lot of people who are still unaware that trumpet player Dave is seriously ill and in a hospice. . He's  in St Mary's Hospice, Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JP. 
Although he gets very tired when visitors have called and it is not possible to visit him without phoning the hospice first, he would love to either read or have read to him, well wishing cards and messages.
Mike Lovell.
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Steve, I was on that San Sebastion gig with Dave and we had a great time (as far as I can remember!) He's a lovely guy and both Ian Heslop and myself were disappointed not to see him when Mike Lovell's band played the Saville - little realising that he was in ill-health.
In the photo Dave is at the forefront sitting - I'm the tenor player standing directly behind.
Please pass on my sincerest best wishes to Dave.
Lance.
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Dave Saville is a good all-rounder . Solid musically, great company and a good laugh . I wish  him great comfort and send my best wishes. Here attached is another pic from that trip. The band were largely topless due to the heat - Mercifully Solly remained fully clothed!
Regards
Andy Hudson.

3 comments :

Roly said...

I've had the pleasure of a few very enjoyable gigs with Dave together with Steve (Andrews) and Roy (Cansdale).
A lovely, very genuine person with a charming sense of humour and as a jazz musician, that innate lyricism and beauty of tone which makes for a special player.
I'm very sorry to hear Dave is unwell and send him my sincere best wishes.
Roly

gordon solomon said...

How sad to hear about Dave. We really got on well together on that jaunt to Spain (Andy,- I remained fully clothed because I did'nt want to scare the horses!). Dave played excellent trumpet as always and it was always a pleasure to meet up with him in later years.
Gordon Solomon.

David said...

It is now 2023 and I have just found out about the sad passing of Dave Savill. I was a member of the Hemel Hempstead brass band playing cornet and Dave Savill was on soprano cornet. This was around the middle sixties. Dave was was always a very keen musician and have happy memories of him playing Mood Indigo on flugel horn under the conductorship of Cliff Jones. Cliff Jones played trombone with the BBC Concert Orchestra. At that time Dave's ex wife Debbie also played cornet. I will always have happy memories of that time in my life.
David.

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