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Today Saturday February 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Electric Guitar Masterclass – The Music of Robben Ford - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 10:00am. £15.00. Jamie Mackay conducts a masterclass looking at the work of former Miles Davis’ sideman Robben Ford.

Evening

Daniel John Martin w Swing Manouche - Core Music, 14a/b Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ. Tel: 01434 601993. 8:00pm. Donations (suggested donation £10.00.). DJM w Mick Shoulder (guitar); Giles Strong (guitar); Ian Paterson (double bass).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Half Hand Hoodoo Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 9:00pm. Free.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Afternoon ...

Chatted with a woman on the Metro on my way to Jesmond.  She told me how much she’d enjoyed visiting Rome, Florence and Milan.
Later, on my way back home, I walked down Newcastle’s Northumberland Street with the bustling crowds.
A young man was playing really good jazz flute, moving around the scales like nobody’s business.
Across the way, there was Pudsey Bear, collecting for charity. 
Further on, another young man, playing gutsy, Hendrix-like guitar, although he was far too young to have been alive at the same time as Hendrix.
Then came a roar from the direction of St James Park
Another few steps and there was a man on African drums, playing a tricky rhythm which many a lion and gazelle must have heard.
Another St James roar.
Then I thought of the Jazz Café a few yards further on, where the jam would be starting up, where anyone with a jazz feel and an instrument could get up and join in.
And I realised that I didn't want to be anywhere else but Newcastle, just for that time. 
Ann Alex.

1 comment :

Lance said...

Ann - you shouldn't have posted that here but sent it to the Newcastle tourist board - it made me want to be in Newcastle!