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13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

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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