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14454 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 732 of them this year alone and, so far, 30 this month (August 11).

From This Moment On ...

August

Thu 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 18: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 18: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Thu 18: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Bridge Hotel, Newcastle. Strictly Smokin’ Big Band. 7:00pm. Free (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Thu 18: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guests: Dave Archbold (keys); Dan Johnson (sax); Josh Bentham (sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Ron Smith (bass)

Fri 19: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 19: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 19: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 19: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri. 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Ayr Jazz Club, Fairfield House Hotel, Fairfield Rd, AYR KA7 2AS. 7:30pm. For accommodation call the hotel on 01292 267461. For tickets call Ayr Jazz Club Secretary, Stuart McLean, on 01292 590773.
Fri 19: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie @ St Cuthbert’s Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 19: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Harry Keeble Duo + Northern Monkey Brass Band. £15.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Fri 19: Mo Scott @ The Millstone, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Scott w Gary Dunn, Neil Harland & Paul Smith.

Sat 20: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Tyne Bank Brewery, Newcastle. All day event (from 1:30pm): Riviera Effect + Alter Ego + Graham Hardy Quartet + Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie + Ivo Neame Quartet. £17.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Sat 20: Anth Purdy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations).
Sat 20: Boys of Brass @ Brandling Villa, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 21 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 21: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Tyne Bank Brewery, Newcastle. All day event (from 1:30pm): Lindsay Hannon & Alan Law + Knats + David Gray’s Flextet + Ben Gilbert Trio + Emma Rawicz. £17.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Sun 21: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.

Mon 22: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 23: FILM: Space is the Place @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle. 6:25pm. Dir. John Coney (1974). Starring Sun Ra!
Tue 23: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Durham. 7:00pm. Free (to reserve a table phone 0191 386 5556).
Tue 23: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Steve Glendinning, Paul Grainger, Abbie Finn.

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 24: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Photo Caption Competition

What is trumpeter, Fred Rowe (light waistcoat) thinking? 
ENTRIES NOW CLOSED! THE JUDGES ARE OUT!
The winner gets Free Admission  Plus a Pint of Real Ale or a large Glass of Wine if they come along to The Vieux Carré Jazzmen's Summer Barbecue at The Millstone, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth on Thursday evening (August 23) at 7.00pm. 
Brian B.


10 comments :

Bixieland said...

"Keep an eye out Brian, while I chuck this onto the barbecue"

Ray Harley said...

Will someone hurry and light this barbecue!

George W said...

Drums next - then we will have only musicians in the band.

creole2 said...

I wonder if Miles Davis had the same problems as me with his banjo player !
Bixieland

Raymond Newton said...



Should I reveal: The ingnited flame

Gordon Sol said...

"I'm so tempted."

CCJAZZMEN said...

Shame, I left my lighter at home !!

dave kerrr said...

"I'm Begining To See The Light"

or alternatvely

"Encinerating with Some Barbeque"

Dave Kerr

Off-line comments said...

Allan Greenwood said:
Do I really want a barbecued Banjo?

Don Armstrong said:
Did I leave my trumpet at the Crescent Club yesterday?

Ian Huntly said:
Well, Barbecue my banjo!

Derek Coltherd said:
Has anybody got a match?

Mal Lumsden said:
If he squirts me with that carnation one more time...

Danny McTavey said:
Quick, where's the bloody fire lighters!

Alice Fleck said:
Ahh, here comes the lorry with the rest of the banjos!

Peter Dixon said:
I wonder if we can barbecue this banjo before the rain starts?

Carol Marr said:
I bet Satchmo never had to hang around at cold English barbies like this

Norman Tindall said:
Why should I bother when Brian's just eyeing-up the birds

Tien K Khoo said:
C'mon baby light my fire!

Ian Wallace said:
I knew Brian was a smokin’ hot banjo player, but...

Connie Oliver said:
The banjo, brown or white with saucy sweet chilli?

John Broddle said:
Quick! Get this barbie going. Banjo burgers ready soon

bill walton said...

i wish i could remember why i used to chat young girls up.

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