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Gil Goldstein: "The first three days I was in Florida, I heard Jaco Pastorius play at a club in Fort Lauderdale, and then I heard Pat [Metheny] play in a class on jazz composition. My whole experience of the world changed in those three days." - (DownBeat, March 2020).


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Today Tuesday February 25



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


Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Dean Stockdale, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

A Roaring 20s Social - Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. 7:30pm. £12.00.,£10.00. Music student, £8.00. DUJS member. A Durham University Jazz Society event. Open to all.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.


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

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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