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Today Tuesday June 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

RIP Stan Greig

I've belatedly learned of the death of Stan Greig - pianist, drummer with various bands such as Sandy Brown, Humph and Acker. I last heard him, I think, at the Corner House. Was it with Pat Halcox or some other trad line-up? I can't remember.
What I do remember(ish) is returning from the North Sea Jazz Festival in 1983 (with Charlie Carmichael) and meeting Stan on the ferry that ran from Rotterdam to Folkestone. Stan had been to the festival, I can't remember which band he was playing with or what we talked about - it was one of those 'Lost Weekends' that jazzers have from time to time! I do remember him though as a gentleman who did, on this occasion, suffer fools gladly!
Stan died November 18 aged 82.
RIP Stan I treasured that meeting even though the content was vague!
Lance.

1 comment :

Gordon Solomon said...

Stan was a prominent piano player (and drummer) in the revivalist period of traditional jazz and went on to play piano with Acker Bilk during that band's most popular period. He was also the drummer on Humphrey Lyttleton's hit "Bad Penny Blues". I met Stan on several occasions,- he always sought out the local sessions when in the area, and I remember him sitting in at the Wheatsheaf with the River City Band and at the Corner House with the Saratoga. Another one gone, very sad,

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