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Today Sunday June 16

Birthday wishes to Steve H.

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

The Panthers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Sour Mash Trio - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 6:00pm. £13.00. ‘Swing on a Summer’s Evening’. The band’s 20th anniversary concert.

East Coast Jazz Jam - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quartet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. ( (£3.00. student).

DU Jazz Soc jam session - Fabio’s Bar, Saddler St, Durham DH13NP. Tel: 0191 383 9290. 7:30pm. Free.

Francis Tulip Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Line-up: Francis Tulip (guitar); Ben Lawrence (piano); John Pope (bass); Matt MacKellar (drums)

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

Friday, March 16, 2012

Blues for Matthias Seuffert @ The Customs House.

It seemed like a good idea - the Matthias Seuffert Swing Sextet at the Customs House, South Shields. So I boarded the good old faithful number 27 bus and arrived at the theatre at 6:30pm. Plenty time to pick up a ticket, have a pint then return for 8:00pm start.
If only life were that simple...
"Sorry sir", the girl in the ticket office said, "But the show is sold out." 
The floor manager was called and he did offer a ray of hope saying that if I came back at 8, after everyone was seated, he was sure he could squeeze me into a corner.
It didn't sound to be quite the evening I had in mind so, after a pint of deliberation (Deuchars) in the Steamboat I decided Matthias would have to wait till some future date and was soon back on the number 27.
Still it was good to know that certain varieties of jazz can still pull them in.
Lance.
PS: If you did make it inside the hall you are cordially invited to write a review.

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