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Today Wednesday November 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Scott Wall - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Jazz

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Sunday, November 04, 2012

A66 Road Trip Part 1 - Frank Brooker's Happy Chappies @ Darlington Jazz Club November 3.


Frank Brooker (clt/ten/vcl); Greg Wadman (tpt/vcl); Jim Wright (bjo/, gtr/vcl;) Phil Kampen  (bs); Rod “Animal” McNamara (Dms).
Dixie Jazz with the emphasis on fun! Not just content to keep feet tapping with their own brand of swing music they feature some of the greatest jazz favourites. Labelled the “Harbingers of Hokem and Hilarity” they have just recorded their first CD “Keep on Smiling". Several numbers with an African sound added to an eclectic mix of styles from this pro band
      An appreciative audience of long time regulars to the club stayed for three 45 minute sets.
 I Won’t Dance, That's a Plenty, Singin' the Blues, Louisian-i-a, When I’m 64, Skokiaan, I’d Climb the Highest Mountain, Windows, My Buddy, Jumping at the Woodside   
On Treasure Island, The Martinique, Isle of Capri, Bad Penny Blues, Mandela, Corrina Corrinaa, I May be Wrong, Stomping at the Savoy, Bloodshot Eyes, Seven Come Eleven
     Treme song, Lily of the Valley, Creole Jazz, Route 66 (A66 was the bands road home!) Weatherbird Rag, Oriental Man, Rockin' Chair, St. Thomas, That’s my Home
This band lives up to what it says on the tin – they (and the audience) go home as Happy Chappies.
John T.

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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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