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Today Saturday January 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Early Bird Band - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192. 11:00am.

Evening

Adrian Cox Quartet - Watchtower Gallery, West End, Berwick TD15 2HE. 8:00pm. £10.00. Cox touring new CD ‘Now is Spring’.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Ray Stubbs R & B All-Stars - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Saturday, December 29, 2012

There'll Be Some Changes Made

With the closure of the Vieux Carré Jazzmen's Monday night session at the Corner House, Heaton, it marked the end of what was once the North East's premier jazz venue.
Jazz Express - the fore-runner of Jazz UK - listed the following gigs in its July 1983 edition.
Sundays: Saratoga Jazzmen.
Mondays: Ray Stubbs R & B All Stars.
Tuesdays: Willie Payne- Sid Warren Quintet.
Wednesday (27th): Pat Halcox + Peter York's Rollercoaster.
Thursdays: Savannah Syncopaters.
Fridays: Arthur Mowatt Big Band.
Things Ain't What They Used to be!
Lance.

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