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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guest Don Fairley (trombone).

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The Jazz Series (Scottish).

John Taylor has kindly hipped me to some YouTube broadcasts of a Scottish Television jazz series from the early 1980's. Approximately 25 minutes long the five episodes featured George Chisholm and his Gentlemen of  Jazz which included John McLevy on trumpet and a tenor player who looked not unlike Dave Allenby or maybe Al Gay - does anyone know?
Carol Kidd - very young and dark haired, was the resident vocalist and different guests appeared each week (see below).
We could do with a series like that these days.
Thank you John.
Lance.

2 comments :

Tom Shearer said...

Hi Lance,

I can't help with your specific query, but I can tell you a bit more about the programme in general.

There were four series in all, and they're all available on YouTube. Season One was presented by Annie Ross, Season Two by George Chisholm, and Seasons Three and Four by Ronnie Scott.

There's a summary of the content, and links to the programmes, on my own Byas'd Opinion blog.

Series One

Series Two

Series Three

Series Four

Lance said...

Thanks Tom - I look forward to checking them all out.
Also, dear readers, check out Tom's blog Byas'd Opinion (click on Tom Shearer at head of post.)

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