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IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON

THURSDAY 24

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00pm - 10pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

FRIDAY 25

SouLutions Sistas - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 8:30pm (7:00pm doors). £10.00. SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY 26

Boys of Brass - Tyne Bank Brewery, Walker Road, Newcastle NE6 2AB. Tel: 0191 265 2828. 7:00pm. £10.00. + £1.37 bf for table for two. Other packages available. See www.tynebankbrewery.co.uk.

SUNDAY 27

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Tel: 0191 691 7090. Free.

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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