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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guest Don Fairley (trombone).

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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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