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Today Sunday June 16

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

The Panthers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Sour Mash Trio - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 6:00pm. £13.00. ‘Swing on a Summer’s Evening’. The band’s 20th anniversary concert.

East Coast Jazz Jam - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quartet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. ( (£3.00. student).

DU Jazz Soc jam session - Fabio’s Bar, Saddler St, Durham DH13NP. Tel: 0191 383 9290. 7:30pm. Free.

Francis Tulip Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Line-up: Francis Tulip (guitar); Ben Lawrence (piano); John Pope (bass); Matt MacKellar (drums)

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Gershwins and me by Michael Feinstein


George and Ira Gershwin were, arguably, the greatest of the classic song-writing teams and the finest archivist, historian and authority on their work is without doubt Michael Feinstein who is no mean performer himself both as a pianist and singer. I guess Michael probably knows more about the Gershwins than they knew about themselves and it is therefore inevitable that he should be the author of a book about the brothers that relates their lives in the context of 12 of their songs.
Strike up the Band, Love is Here to Stay, S'Wonderful, Fascinating Rhythm are just some of the classic Gershwin songs that head each chapter of the 352 pages.
As a taster, read the chapter headed Strike Up The Band.
Listen to Feinstein singing, S'Wonderful.
YouTube him doing Love is Here to Stay - the brothers' last collaboration.
The book, along with a CD by Feinstein is published on October 16 and will be a worthy addition to the bookshelves of those with a love of the GASbook and the Great Composers within its (The GASbook's) infinite pages.
The Gershwins and Me by Michael Feinstein is published by Simon and Shuster on Oct. 16, 2012.
Lance.

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