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16462 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 342 of them this year alone and, so far, 54 this month (May 18).

From This Moment On ...

May

Tue 21: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

Wed 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 22: Alice Grace Vocal Masterclass @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 6:00pm. Free.
Wed 22: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 22: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 22: Daniel Erdmann’s Thérapie de Couple @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 23: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 23: Castillo Nuevo Trio @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30pm. Free.
Thu 23: Immortal Onion + Rivkala @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 23: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Jeremy McMurray (keys); Dan Johnson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Fri 24: Hot Club du Nord @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 24: Swannek + support @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. Time TBC.

Sat 25: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Bywell Hall, Stocksfield. 2:30pm.
Sat 25: Paul Edis Trio w. Bruce Adams & Alan Barnes @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:30pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sat 25: Nubiyan Twist @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Sat 25: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 26: Tyne Valley Youth Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham. 12:30pm. Free. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Alice Grace @ The Sele, Hexham. 1:30pm. Free. Alice Grace w. Joe Steels, Paul Susans & John Hirst.
Sun 26: Bryony Jarman-Pinto @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 3:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Trio @ The Juke Shed, North Shields. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Clark Tracey Quintet @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Saltburn Big Band @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 26: SARÃB @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Mon 27: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Stu Brown Sextet - Twisted Toons: the music of Raymond Scott

The Stu Brown Sextet animates village halls in Wark, Corbridge and Whittingham with an evening exploring the weird and wonderful music of ‘the man who made the cartoons swing’. Raymond Scott was a little known band leader, composer and inventor, whose wacky, hyper-animated, eyeball-popping ‘cartoon jazz’ is most widely recognisable for it’s use in the Looney Tunes cartoons from the 1940’s onwards and, more recently, in Ren and Stimpy, and The Simpsons. The evening will feature offbeat compositions, performed by Stu’s brilliantly orchestrated sextet - Brian Molley -Tenor Sax; Martin Kershaw – Clarinet; Tom MacNiven – trumpet; Tom Gibbs – piano, Ray Percy – double bass and Stu Brown on drums.

The show opens with a specially commissioned eight minute documentary film about Raymond Scott, made by his son, Stan Warnow. The sextet then take over with tunes such as ‘Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals’ and Square Dance for ‘Eight Egyptian Mummies’ which lent themselves perfectly to the antics of Bugs, Daffy and Road Runner.
The group has proved immensely popular with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, from jazz fans, to general music lovers, to film and animations fans, and families with young children. They have played to crowds at many of the UK’s leading jazz festivals, including Manchester, Cheltenham, Edinburgh & Gateshead.
“Wittily daft, exotic and swinging…his band bounce through the hilariously detailed charts with immense relish and skill. Brilliant resurrection of 1930’s crackpot jazz” Chris Ingham, Mojo Magazine
Thursday 10th May 7.30pm. Whittingham Village Hall, Whittingham, NE66 4UP.£7 / £4.50 concession
01665 574 964.
Friday 11th May 7.30pm. Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute, Wark NE48 3LH £7 / £6 concession 01434 230 250.
Sunday 13th May 7.30pm. Corbridge Parish Hall, St Helens Street, NE45 5BE.
£7.50/ £4 child/ £20 family ticket. 07500 822 784.

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