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Today Tuesday November 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 1:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Evening

Jazz

Not Now Charlie - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues

Sugaray Rayford - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel 0191 230 4474. 8:00pm. £15.00.

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

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

RIP Joe Shenton

I received the sad news today from Ray Shenton that his brother Joe Shenton (pictured left.) died earlier today - Lance
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Dear Lance.
Sorry to have to tell you but my brother Joe Shenton passed away today at a hospital in Kettering.
Joe played washboard with the River City Jazzmen for three decades after the birth of the Band in the late fifties.
I last played with him at the Great Whittington Jazz Picnic in August 2010. His amazing washboard playing gave the band their distinctive sound.
Ray Shenton.
PS: Joe was 82. his funeral is on Friday June 15 at Kettering Crem.
PPS: Colour pic from Brian Bennett (see comments).
River City photos.

1 comment :

Brian Bennett said...

Here's a pic which my wife, Jan, took of Joe playing tambourine and washboard with his brother Ray's band, The Victory V Jazzmen, at Ovingham Reading Room in January 2008.
L to R: Joe Shenton; Mike Harrison, sousa; Bruce Carnaffin, clarinet; Herbie Hudson, trombone; Brian Bennett, banjo; John Cowan, trumpet; (Ray Shenton, piano, not in picture).
You'll notice the date on Joe's washboard is 1955, presumably the year the River City were founded. RIP Joe, a true legend on the north east jazz scene.

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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.
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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.)
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