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Today Tuesday February 25

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

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.

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

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gateshead International Jazz Festival - On The Concourse Sat March 24.


One of the delights of Gateshead is the ongoing free events on The Concourse. The Strictly Smokin' Big Band got things moving today with a bang. I'd been listening to the Voice of the North Jazz Orchestra in the Northern Rock Foundation Hall and, despite the fact that theVOTNJO was riddled with deps - very able deps I hasten to add - I thought this band was indefatigable then what happens? I go out for a sherbet and I'm hit with the Strictly Smokin' Big Band in full flight. Pete Tanton on trumpet, Paul Gowland on tenor proved that this band is comparable with their more illustrious counterparts in the Foundation Hall. As well as the instrumentals I was quite taken by the vocal duo on I Won't Dance.
Rhythm Changes had some nice boppy arrangements including Moose The Mooche which showed off the soloists to good advantage.
Elaine Binney and the Jazz Rascals played well although the acoustics didn't do them any favours. (Photo courtesy of Kaveh.)
Lance.

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