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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 August 19

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

"Der Bingle" at Trinity - Saturday Jan 14.

Happy New Year to everybody, and how better to start the new jazz year at Trinity than with Spats Langham and the crew in a concert dedicated to "The Jazzy Side of Bing"? 
Though mainly a sentimental crooner in his later years, the younger Bing was very much a part of the Jazz Age, and in the 1920s and 30s always liked to surround himself with the top jazz musicians of the day. Spats Langham is one of the best when it comes to recreating this music (and of course a virtuoso guitarist and banjoist too) and on this occasion will be accompanied by the legendary Midlands reed-player Norman Field on clarinet and saxes, assisted by Mike Durham on trumpet, Brian Chester on piano, and John Carstairs Hallam on bass. 
As well as Bing, we can expect a glimpse or two of Spats' other favourite crooners, such as Al Bowlly and Russ Colombo. The music starts at 8.00pm, and we hope very much to see you there - advance bookings on (0191) 285 6130.

 Best wishes,

 Mike

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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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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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