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Diana Krall: "It was daunting to play in front of her [Joni Mitchell] but it was also wonderful." - (DownBeat October 2019).


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 Friday September 20



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

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Classic Swing - Jesmond Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3EX. Tel: 0191 281 0736. 1:00pm. Free.

Mark Williams Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00. Pub adjacent to Bishop Auckland Town Hall.


Alexito & Loco Machine - Revoluçion de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EE. Tel: 0191 917 7076. 6:00pm. Free.

Jazz Lads - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. Tel: 01287 622761. 8:00pm. £5.00.

Zoë Gilby: Watching Sideways - Victoria Tunnel, Ouse Street, Newcastle NE1 2BE. Tel: 0191 230 4210. 8:00pm. £10.00.

Mark Williams & Pete Tanton - The Golden Lion, Market Place, Allendale NE47 9BD. Tel: 01434 683225. 9:00pm. Free.

Blues/Soul etc.

No Time For Jive - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

Nick Pride & the Pimptones - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

International Jazz Talent To Perform South Shields Concert

An exciting new discovery on the international jazz scene is making a special appearance at a one-off concert in South Shields next week.
Swedish-German Anna Luca is performing in support of the Mayor's Charity at 7.30pm next Wednesday (July 18) at the Central Library Theatre, Prince Georg Square.
Anna is visiting the Borough with her husband Christiane Mohrhenn and his band Knapp Daneben from South Tyneside's twin town of Wuppertal.
The band is playing a number of gigs as part of the South Tyneside Summer Festival.

A talented singer-songwriter, Anna is establishing a solid reputation for delivering powerful performances with her own distinctive style and sound.
She has already toured extensively with the successful NuJazz project Club des Belugas, playing at such renowned festivals as The Hague Jazz Festival.
She has also achieved success with songs like "The Road is Lonesome" and "It's a Beautiful Day" and has now recorded her first solo album "Listen And Wait".
The Mayor of South Tyneside Councillor Eileen Leask said: "I have been privileged to listen to Anna Luca's first album and I can say that that this concert presents a rare opportunity for people to enjoy a tremendous new talent in the intimate setting of the Library Theatre. I am delighted that she has agreed to play this special concert in support of the Mayor's Charity."
Anna's lyrics and music are highly individual and full of energy, but also fragile and melodious. She describes what she sees and feels with great attention to detail, resulting in 13 songs about everyday miracles, love and loss, cigarettes and wine, the yearning for faraway places and her desire to find a home.
Her music, however, has already achieved this and found its own style - somewhere between jazz and pop, between Tom Waits, J.J. Cale and Billie Holiday, who have always been her great sources of inspiration.
To capture the character of the songs and her passion for performing with other musicians, Anna's sound engineer Jonas Filtenborg recorded the band playing all the titles live in a single room in his E-Sound studios in Amsterdam in a two-day recording session. No extravagant production, just pure music.
Next Wednesday's concert is being held in aid of the Mayor's Charity, which this year is supporting the MS Society and Women's Health in South Tyneside (WHIST).
Tickets priced £7.50, including refreshments, are on sale now at the reception desk at South Shields Central Library.
They can also be ordered over the telephone, call the Civic Office at South Shields Town Hall on (0191) 424 7256.

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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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