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16462 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 342 of them this year alone and, so far, 54 this month (May 18).

From This Moment On ...

May

Fri 24: Hot Club du Nord @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 24: Swannek + support @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. Time TBC.

Sat 25: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Bywell Hall, Stocksfield. 2:30pm.
Sat 25: Baghdaddies @ Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Whitley Bay Carnival (outdoor stage).
Sat 25: Paul Edis Trio w. Bruce Adams & Alan Barnes @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:30pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sat 25: Nubiyan Twist @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Sat 25: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 26: Tyne Valley Youth Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham. 12:30pm. Free. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Alice Grace @ The Sele, Hexham. 1:30pm. Free. Alice Grace w. Joe Steels, Paul Susans & John Hirst.
Sun 26: Bryony Jarman-Pinto @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 3:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Trio @ The Juke Shed, North Shields. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Northern Monkey Brass Band @ Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay. 4:30pm. Whitley Bay Carnival (outdoor stage).
Sun 26: Clark Tracey Quintet @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Saltburn Big Band @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 26: SARÃB @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Mon 27: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 28: Bold Big Band @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Jazz Night @ The Tannery, Hexham. 7:00-9:00pm. Free. The first night of a new jam session!
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 30: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 30: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests Josh Bentham (sax); Neil Brodie (trumpet); Garry Hadfield (keys); Adrian Beadnell (bass);

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Tell us about the first time and how it was for you...

We review gigs and CDs. We list and preview gigs as well as announcing births, deaths and marriages. It's a good format and keeps our community informed.
However, I think it would be even better to have some more general pieces from within our readers' own area of jazz.
Examples; Some words about your favourite band, memories of venues past and present, a particular musician singer whose discs mean something to you - in fact anything to run alongside the reviews and previews which of course will remain our staple diet - in fact what I want are your opinions and your memories.
I would like you to recall hearing legends either before or after they became a legend. A memory of your first concert, your first record, your first jazz club, your first playing gig, your first... Anything jazz related. For example, when I received my first pay packet I immediately bought Glenn Miller's In The Mood on 78rpm.
I have moved on since then but it remains in my collection numbered 1A.
You've got the picture I guess so let's have these things recorded for posterity.
Lance.
PS: This invitation is worldwide!

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

I got into jazz via 1960s Brit R&B bands then American artists such as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters. I got to like folk blues and boogie woogie piano from this source. Then a friend and colleague at the office where I had started work turned out to be a very good blues and boogie pianist. His name was Bob Hogg - he was married to local session guitarist Charlie Smith's daughter. Bob introduced me to Peterson's iconic 'Night Train' album. That was it - hooked! I just about wore out the album. Honey Dripper, Hymn to Freedom, Georgia on my mind etc. - all superb tracks with his great trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen.
Roly

Anonymous said...

I was brought up in a house full of music...from Fats Waller to Stan Kenton. Stan Kenton got my attention!
...and Woody Herman.
Keen and Peachy and The Four Brothers on the other side of the wax 78.
I was about twelve years old and very impressionable. First I was going to be a trombone player then a drummer followed by trumpet. I ended up a saxophone player...The Four Brothers saw to that!
And about six years later Johnny Griffin at Ronnie Scott's led me to a lifelong battle with the tenor sax.
I've seen and heard a lot of great players over the years and it's impossible to pick out a favorite.
If you ever saw, and heard, Jazz At The Phil "live", you'd know what I mean!

Anonymous said...

The first jazz gig I remember was the Duke Ellington Band - I thought it was September 1972, but the online references to Ellington playing Hammersmith Odeon in the 1970s make it October 1971! I was 12 (or 11...).

My brother and I were taken by our father, a jazz fan. I don't rember much, aside from a clear image of Paul Gonsalves soloing in a bright spotlight.

In the interval, we were taken to a nearby pub, where all the band had gathered: my father introduced us to the musicians - but I have no idea who was there!

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