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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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Preview - Marcus Roberts @ The Gateshead International Jazz Festival

Known as one of the most diverse artists in jazz his highly innovative piano style and philosophy of jazz improvisation merges his love for great music from every era with his own creative imagination.
A pianist, composer, arranger and educator, the American artist has an ability to bring jazz and classical styles alongside each other, with equal brilliance.
Here he performs with his trio featuring Jason Marsalis, youngest son of Ellis Marsalis, on drums and Roland Guerin on bass, both based in New Orleans and immersed in its musical traditions. 
Closely associated in his early career with the music of Wynton Marsalis, his style, similar to that of Oscar Peterson, steeped in the gospel and bebop traditions, makes him a truly compelling artist in any context.
“Marcus Roberts is a superb improviser with a considerable compositional gift.”  The Times.
“Marcus Roberts is easily one of the most prolific pianists of his eneration.” All About Jazz.
Follow this link to hear a sample of Roberts' phenomenal technique - you'll be on the phone for tickets before the track is ended! 
Saturday March 24 2:30pm.
Lance. 

1 comment :

cptfinch said...

Yes, this is the must see concert of the fest for me!!