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Postage

16382 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 262 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (April 20).

From This Moment On ...

April

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 24: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 24: Sinatra: Raw @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm. Richard Shelton.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Death Trap @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Rambert Dance Co. Two pieces inc. Goat (inspired by the music of Nina Simone) with on-stage musicians.

Thu 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 25: Jim Jams @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 1:15pm. Jim Jams’ funk collective.
Thu 25: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 25: Death Trap @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Rambert Dance Co. Two pieces inc. Goat (inspired by the music of Nina Simone) with on-stage musicians.
Thu 25: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 25: Kate O’Neill, Alan Law & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Neil Brodie (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass); Garry Hadfield (keys).

Fri 26: Graham Hardy Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Fri 26: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 26: East Coast Swing Band @ Morpeth Rugby Club. 7:30pm. £9.00. (£8.00 concs).
Fri 26: Paul Skerritt with the Danny Miller Big Band @ Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 26: Abbie Finn’s Finntet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Sat 27: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Vault, Darlington. 6:00pm. Free.
Sat 27: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 28: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: More Jam Festival Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Swing Dance workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00-4:00pm. Free (registration required). A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox: The '10' Tour @ Glasshouse International Centre for Music, Gateshead. 7:30pm. £41.30 t0 £76.50.
Sun 28: Alligator Gumbo @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Jerron Paxton @ The Cluny, Newcastle. Blues, jazz etc.

Mon 29: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 29: Michael Young Trio @ The Engine Room, Sunderland. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. ‘Opus de Funk’ (a tribute to Horace Silver).

Tue 30: Celebrate with Newcastle Jazz Co-op. 5:30-7:00pm. Free.
Tue 30: Swing Manouche @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm. A Coquetdale Jazz event.
Tue 30: Clark Tracey Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Match and Fuse - WORLDSERVICE PROJECT's bigger bang

Free festival
15 & 16 June 2012
13 bands from 8 countries
the Vortex, Gillett Square, Dalston N16
WorldService Project have been tearing a path through the UK scene and with their ambitious initiative of Match & Fuse joint adventures in music, in touring exchanges with the brightest, dirtiest young European and Scandinavian bands since September last year. With 4 bi-monthly collaborations already and 1 on the go, in June they kick it up a level, bringing it all together in London for 2 free-for-all days… the first Match & Fuse festival. Powered by the musicians themselves, Match & Fuse has rapidly grown into an open collective with a 5 year plan of tours and festivals: 2012 London; 2013 Oslo; 2014 Rome…
⃝ Friday 15th evening in the Vortex Jazz Club
20.15 Alfie Ryner France, mashup big band WorldService Project/RedivideR/Alfie Ryner
21.30 Neo Italy 22.30 Led Bib UK 23.30 Owls Are Not What They Seem Poland
⃝ Saturday 16th afternoon in Gillett Square, N16
13.00 3 dancers 9 drummers 13.45 Hackney kids & match& fusers,
14.30 Les Rauchen Verboten Spain 15.45 Pixel Norway, 17.00 RedivideR Ireland,
⃝ Saturday 16th evening, Square and Vortex
In Vortex:
In Gillett Square:
17.45 Tribraco Italy
18.45 match&fuse big band
(18 musicians from all bands)
19.30 SynKoke Norway
20.30 WorldService Project UK
21.30 Tin Men and the Telephone Holland
22.30 Trio VD UK
23.30 Tubax Italy
ALL FESTIVAL SOUNDS http://soundcloud.com/match-2/sets/match-fuse-festival-2012-1
More about Match & Fuse http://matchandfuse.tumblr.com/about
And coming up in days before festival, match&fuse no. 5 regional dates
WorldService Project and Alfie Ryner Memorial
JUNE 11
Cambridge: Hidden Rooms, CB5 8BA
Tics £6/4 01223 514777 www.hiddenthing.com/
JUNE 13
Newcastle: Star and Shadow, Stepney Bank NE1
Tics £7/5 info@jazznortheast.com
JUNE 14
Bristol: The Hen and Chicken, 210 North Street. £10/7
storror.albertjazz@talk21.com 07766 741 417 http://jazzata.com/Venues.html#hen
FESTIVAL LINE-UP 15& 16 June 2012
WorldService Project (UK): Keyboardist Dave Morecroft leads “serious scronk jazz WSP crew through irreverent blend of face-slapping funk, odd metered grooves and a clutch of catchy, zizagging melodies all to dazzling effect.” Time Out http://worldserviceproject.tumblr.com/
Neo (Italy) progressive avant-punk jazz trio combining explosive energy, punk angularity with highly improvised music. http://www.facebook.com/NeoJazzTrio
Led Bib (UK) led by drummer Mark Holub, the sonic equivalent of a volcanic eruption backed by a fire storm. www.ledbib.com/
Owls Are Not (What They Seem) (Poland) aggressive drum n bass mixed with complex African rhythms. http://bandzone.cz/owlsarenotwhattheyseem#!/owlsarenotwhattheyseem?at=info
Les Rauchen Verboten (Spain) momentous speech that describes violence, landscapes and stories of a raw, joyful and at times sarcastic perspective on life www.myspace.com/lesrauchenverboten
Alfie Ryner (France) quintet of stirring music, elegant and poised jazz to punk to groove to bolero.
www.myspace.com/alfierynermemorial
RedivideR (Ireland) two-horns-no-chords quartet led by drummer Matt Jacobson - downtown grooves with catchy melodies + collective improvs and influential dose of Carnatic music of Southern India. http://www.facebook.com/redivider1?v=info
Tribraco (Italy) Pyscho jazz, stepping a fine balance between structured composition and free improvisation, syncopated and pressing rhythms. http://www.myspace.com/tribraco
SynKoke (Norway) ahead of the curve of Nordic jazz wave with a good nod to British prog rock.
http://www.facebook.com/synkoke
Tin Men and the Telephone (Holland) Seductive, funny, challenging, wicked –great musical depth and strong rhythms, jazz in a new guise. www.tinmenandthetelephone.com/site/
trioVD (UK) redefining preconceptions of contemporary British jazz to voracious crowds of old-proggers and muso-teens, virtuosity with mind-blowing coherence. www.myspace.com/triovd
Tubax (Italy) electro-dirty-progressive-funk on psycho-surreal mission to rid the cosmos of evil armed solely with synth, bass, drums www.facebook.com/TubaxSound?ref=ts&sk=app_2405167945
Pixel (Norway) led by bassist Ellen Andrea Wang – rockpopjazz http://www.reverbnation.com/pixel.
Lance.

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