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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Until July 21

Today Monday July 15

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (See above).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Mnozil Brass: Cirque - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 0300 266 600. 7:30pm. £23.00. (£19.00. concs.). A Durham Brass Festival event.

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

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New Orleans Z'hulus - Jazz in the (Boston) Spa, Saturday April 14

Brian Turnock (bs), Emile Van Pelt (pno), Phillippe De Smet (tmb), John Defferary (clt), Dan Vercruysse (tpt), Lielian Tann (dms)
At last, a real and tangible benefit to being "European" .... we were indeed fortunate to experience a band who are very popular all over Europe at Jazz Clubs and Festivals,and currently on a UK tour.
Boasting a truly European line up of Belgian, Dutch and German based stars, the Zhulus lived up to their name with a robust display of virtuoso jazz in the revival form of New Orleans Jazz.
Original member Brian - 28 years and counting - led the way with not only brightly coloured trousers but a fine display of bass playing. The "back row" was completed with Emile's hard driving piano in true New Orleans style, and the oustanding young - and beautiful - Dutch drummer Lielian. Dan on trumpet led the band, and his deft touch was a highlight. Alongside, to me, the star of the evening, John Defferary on clarinet ....50 years of experience gained with the likes of Chris Barber showed as this outstanding reeds man shone! Completing the line up, the very able Phillippe on trombone, another founder member.
Down in Jungle Town, Bogalusa Strut, My Josephine, Linger a While, Ballin' The Jack, Homer Louisiana, Bechet's Le Marchand De Poisson (the Fish Seller), then into an all too soon break with Redwing.
Back for the second half with Ostrich Walk, Jada, Where the Blue of the Night (meets the gold of the day), Running Wild, Solumente uno Veste, Jealous, By and By, Get out of here (and go on home).........all too soon it was indeed time to head for home .....but not before a beautiful I'll See You In My Dreams.
Having invested in their CD "Black Cat on the Fence" to while away the journey home to Tyneside to round of another great evening at the Spa, we did indeed see the Zhulus in our dreams ....
Ray Robson.
Next up at the Spa, Sat 21st April, Jazz Connection - Dutch jive 'n' swing band featuring melodies from Louis Jordan and Louis Prima

1 comment :

John Taylor said...

Lielian is a great marching band drummer. Lots on utube of her with the Dixiland Crackerjacks

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