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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Tuesday July 23

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden. See above.

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

Evening

Jazz

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood; Paul Grainger; Matt MacKellar.

Archipelago & J Frisco + Mark Williams Trio - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £9.90.

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?

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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