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Today Wednesday January 29


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


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

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

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

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Gateshead International Jazz Festival - Curtis Stigers Sunday March 25.

Curtis Stigers (vcl/ten);  John "Scrapper" Sneider (tpt); James Schofield (gtr); Matt Fries (pno); Keith Hall (dms); ? (bs).
(Photo courtesy of Andy Lawless.)
As anticipated in my CD review this concert was very much based around his latest album Let's Go Out Tonight. as well as some hits of yore and occasionally some jazz. mainly from Scrapper Sneider who, for me, blew the best trumpet of the whole weekend..
Stigers didn't play a lot of tenor but when he did it was good and the voice has that pleasant late night croak about it but, to my ears, this wasn't really what a jazz festival is all about.
Having said that, overall it's been a good festival with many highlights starting with  Zoe (Gilby) and culminating (for me) with Zoe (Rahman). Plus a lot of good things in-between.
Roll on next year (April 5 - 7)

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