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Today Wednesday January 29

Afternoon

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

Evening

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.

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

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Trainee Jazz Singers End of Term Gig, at The Jazz Café

Yes, this was our finest hour, when we each performed three songs with the Blue Jazz Quintet, to show our families and friends what we’d learned. We’d concentrated on 5 songs, Night and Day; Don’t Go To Strangers; For All We Know; At Long Last Love; and So Nice (Summer Samba). For some reason, hardly anyone did At Long Last Love, even though it had been the first song we’d tackled in class. I seem to remember only one person doing Summer Samba, but that may be because Latin rhythms can be very tricky to get right. It wouldn’t be fair to single out any individual performances, but our Leader, Lindsey Hannon, said it was the best performances she’d heard from us to date. The whole evening was really enjoyable, and once again the Band did their bit wonderfully.
What next? Who knows! Keep your eyes open for us around the scene. In the meantime you could do worse than listen to some of the greats doing the songs, so try YouTube to listen to Nina Simone’s unusual take on For All We Know, or the many versions of Night and Day.
Ann Alex

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