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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.

Until July 21

Today Tuesday July 16

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

Gala Big Band w. ALAN BARNES: Strictly Come BRASSing - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £15.00. (£12.00. concs.). A Durham Brass Festival event.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc. raffle). RCJ with Don Armstrong (clarinet, saxophone, penny whistle, vocals).

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SOLD OUT!

Zoe Rahman & Laura MacDonald - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192.. 8:00pm. £12.00. (£10.00. concs.). JNE.

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Northern Monkey Brass Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Katherine Stone Quartet @ The Cherry Tree. December 3.

Katherine Stone (vcl) Dean Stockdale (pno) Steve Doyle (drums) Dion Krishnan (bgtr)
(Review by John T.)
This must be the third visit of the Katherine Stone Quartet to this venue. I'm beginning to become a bit of a groupie for my favourite trio and singer. This was also the third time I'd heard them play.  Man of the match once again on bass guitar was dep. Dion  Krishna - in for regular bass player Mick Danby who I assume is still suffering from his shoulder injury. I noticed that Dean and Katherine both use ipads for their music – very impressive and efficient!!
 The band introduced some new numbers including Santa Baby ( Don’t forget to come up to Ashington Jazz Club on Wednesday to hear Caroline Irwin’s version of Santa Baby and vote for the best Santa in Lance's competition) (Eh? - Lance)
Two great sets at the Cherry Tree, each number perfectly polished including:-
Sway, Cheek to Cheek, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Night and Day, I Wish You Love, Misty, Wade in the Water Hit the Road to Dreamland, The Way You Look Tonight, Falling in Love Again, Ain't Misbehavin', That Od Black Magic, Besame Mucho, Spooky, Dindi, Route 66, S’Wonderful, Squeeze Me, Sunny, I Get a Kick Out of You, You Are So Beautiful, Love me or Leave me, Agua de Beba, I Wish I Knew (TV Film theme)
Magnificent food and service - considering the place was full. Even the function room was brimming! Everyone went home full of Christmas spirit  (and a magnificent brandy sauce as well!) Thanks to Peter and all the staff for a great night out. We stayed until the end - as did the other diners who are also addicted to Katherine’s wonderful style and presence
John T

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
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