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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.

Today Tuesday August 20

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Will Earl - Band Room, Music Studios, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. 12 noon. Free. Earl (drums) Postgraduate Recital. ‘Solo and groove: innovation in contemporary drumming practices’.

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Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 12:00pm - 2:00pm. Free.

NOTE EARLIER TIME THIS WEEK ONLY.

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Joe Reid - Band Room, Music Studios, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. 1:40pm. Free. Reid (drums) Postgraduate Recital. ‘Progressive Drumming & Polyrhythms of the Modern Drummer’.

Evening

Jazz

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 7RU. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. House trio: Giles Strong (guitar), Paul Grainger (double bass), Paul Wight (drums).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 819845. 8:30pm. £4.00.

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

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Don Fairley and the Friends of Jazz. ASHINGTON JAZZ CLUB - 06. 06. 12

(Review by Peter S.)
This review is written at a time of sadness. Many of you will now have heard of the passing of Sheila Taylor on Friday. John’s wife had been bravely fighting her illness during the past twelve months while supporting and encouraging John to manage the progress of AJC. All the members were aware of Sheila’s illness and appreciated the time and energy she continued to give to the Jazz Club. She attended as often as was possible and would be seen on the door greeting members as they arrived, managing the admissions and the raffle tickets and generally making herself useful during the evenings. A friendly and lovely lady whose company we enjoyed and who will be missed by all members and visitors. 
On behalf of Ashington Jazz Club members I offer our condolences and support to John and his family during this difficult time. We shall miss her greatly and I personally will miss her friendship and company. She made everyone welcome and comfortable despite her own illness and everyone appreciated all that she gave in time and enthusiasm to John and the members . It was her wish that John and his planning for this Jazz evening should carry on as normal. It has been a privilege to have known Sheila and we shall never forget her and the contribution she made to ensure we enjoyed the music we love. She enriched our lives and was a wonderful friend.
FRIENDS OF JAZZ took to the stage as always immaculately presented and gave us two sets of superb music. All together we enjoyed 20 musical treats from six versatile musicians who supported Mia during ten vocals. The front line played its part with good arrangements and accomplished solo performances while the engine room section at the back drove every musical nuance forward with such skill and energy. The Programme was interesting and varied and helped us shake some of our Blues away. A big thank you to Don Fairley (tmb), Laurie Brown (dms), Mick Hill (tpt), Bill Colledge (bs), Bill Britain (pno), Andy Bennett (sax/clt) and Mia Webb (vcl) for the musical entertainment and for your understanding on what was a difficult evening for us.
Peter S.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
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Lance