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Today Thursday December 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!

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Evening

Jazz

Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Drive, Peterlee SR8 2RN. Tel: 0191 518 2000. 7:00pm. £10.00. (£5.00. under 18s). 'Jazz at the Lubetkin'.

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). ‘Gala Big Band Does Christmas’.

Durham University Big Band - Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. Tel: 0191 334 1777. Free. 7:30pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas’.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. (£2.00. student).

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Dave Stansfield (tenor sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Not so Merry Christmas at The Corner House


The management of The Corner House have decided to apply a considerable hire charge for the use of the Function Room.
Sadly, this has resulted in the Vieux Carré Jazzmen ending their weekly Monday session at The Corner House forthwith.
The VCJ would like to thank everyone who has supported the band for the past 12 years at this venue.

Brian Bennett.

3 comments :

Brian Bennett said...

Basically, the fee they've asked for has made the session untenable for the numbers we now average on a Monday night, 25/30 + the band.
Don't know if they plan to to replace the jazz night with something else, but if the function room bar remains closed it's never going to succeed.
VCJ trombonist, Lawrence McBriarty, commented last night that he first played at the Corner House aged 19 - more than 50 years ago - a lot of beer has flowed down the pipe since then! Anyway, hopefully it won't be the end of traditional jazz at the Corner House and that we'll be back there sometime in the future.

CCJAZZMEN said...

What a shame, sounding more like the sort of thing that happens here in Hong Kong...I've had many a happy blow in that room with dad with various bands over the years, and of course, the wonderful shows by the international musicians that have appeared in that room, hope they will see sense and resume sometime in the future.
Colin Aitchison
Hong Kong

Brian said...

It certainly doesn't make any sense to me, Colin, to lose 25-30 regular Monday night customers. What next? Turn all the lights off to save money, perhaps?