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Today Sunday June 16

Birthday wishes to Steve H.

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, October 03, 2012

Trish Cowes Nonet Preview

Paul Bream's Jazz Alert gave the following details of the forthcoming concert:
TRISH CLOWES TANGENT NONET
Trish Clowes (saxophones); Gwylim Simcock (piano); Chris Montague (guitar); Calum Gourlay (bass); James Maddren (drums); Thomas Gould & Thea Spiers (violins); Adam Robinson (viola); Louise McMonagle (cello)Friday 5th October | 7.45pm
The Sage | Gateshead
Tickets £13.50 from 0191 443 4661

"No sooner had I plugged this in last week’s ‘Alert’ than Guardian critic John Fordham backed me up, firstly on Friday with an enthusiastic review of Trish Clowes’ new album, and then on Saturday with a glowing preview of this gig (“Clowes’ coolly imaginative sax-playing grows steadily more assured”). Then via Twitter I learned that she has just been named as a Radio 3 ‘New Generation Artist’: this scheme is designed to nurture young musical talent, and Trish is only the fourth jazz musician to feature in the nearly 100 nominees since it was launched in 1999. 
I’m not actually claiming credit for this sudden cascade of plaudits for Trish, but I think it does reinforce my endorsement of her Sage gig."  

Paul Bream.
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As a further endorsement of the above, would-be concertgoers who are wavering might like to hear these two delightful tracks from Trish Clowes latest CD.

Animator 
Atlas.
Lance.

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