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Today Wednesday February 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

After Hours #4: Stéphane Grappelli - Cafédral Durham, Owengate, Durham DH1 3HB. 7:30pm. £5.00. (concs. available). Sonia Rae (violin); Tom Burgess (guitar); Jack Theaker (guitar); Angus Shennan (keyboards); David Byfield (drums) + Clara Falkowska (flugelhorn, violin). ‘The life and work of Stéphane Grappelli’. Durham University Jazz Society event.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tonight Two gigs for a Quid.

Xmas may be almost upon us but Santa has come early for jazz fans.
Tonight that great new band, Lickety Split play on the Concourse at The Sage, Gateshead. It is free and they give the down beat at 6:00pm.
I have yet to hear them although everyone who has done raves about the band so give it a shot.
The early start means you also have time to hot foot over to The Chilli on Chillingham Road, Heaton for the annual Xmas Party by the Take It To The Bridge outfit. Admission is but one pound sterling. I understand tenor player Doug is ill and unable to make it so I'm sure Dave will find an adequate replacement - Paul Gowland perhaps?.
So there you have it - 2 gigs for £1 with the added attraction of, possibly, some of Dave's legendary applecake.
Alternatively you could fork out £34.50 for Jools Holland at the City Hall.
Lance.

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