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Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

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14375 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 594 of them this year alone and, so far, 94 this month (June 26).

From This Moment On ...

July

Fri 01: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 01: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: Swing Manouche @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm (doors). £20.00.
Fri 01: 1920s Speakeasy w Niffi Osiyemi Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 8:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Fri 01: Struggle Buggy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. Blind Pig Blues Club. 8:00pm.

Sat 02: Hot Fingers @ St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. £10.00.
Sat 02: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor Steve Glendinning: Latin jazz. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 02: Talk: Storytelling & jazz as an expression of urban life @ The Exchange, North Shields. 1:45pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sat 02: The Commandments + On Parole @ The Exchange, North Shields. 2:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Rhythm & blues.
Sat 02: Geordie Jazz Man @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Screening of Abi Lewis’ documentary film about Keith Crombie & the Jazz Café.
Sat 02: The Delta Prophets Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Rhythm & blues.
Sat 02: Swing Manouche @ Claypath Deli, Durham. 7:00pm.
Sat 02: Swung Eight & King Bees @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Swing dance + ace Chicago blues band.
Sat 02: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Greenside Community Centre, Ryton. 7:30pm.
Sat 02: Patrick Cromb @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 03 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 03: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 03: Ruth Lambert & Martin Craggs @ The Exchange, North Shields. 2:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Wild Women of Wylam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jazz Jam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 04: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 06: Michael Bublé @ Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. Doors: 5:00pm.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 07: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 07: Lara Jones + Echo Juliet @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 07: Thursday Night Prayer Meeting @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free admission (donations).
Thu 07: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 07: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Monday, January 07, 2013

10th Anniversary Concerts The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith Glasgow, Inverness and Pitlochry: 18 – 20 January 2013

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra are bringing their fabulous and unique big band sound to Glasgow, Inverness and Pitlochry for three final concerts to celebrate their 10th anniversary year.   The orchestra promises an exciting programme that pays tribute to great names in jazz including Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Woody Herman. Foot tapping favourites, infectious swing, mellow mood and contemporary jazz will inspire and entertain all – an opportunity not to miss!

Established in 2002 by Scotland’s leading saxophone star, Tommy Smith, the TSYJO offers big band opportunities to young players who all live or study in Scotland and can be a step towards playing with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.  The orchestra has received critical acclaim both at home and abroad and was the only Scottish Youth Jazz Orchestra to be invited to take part in the Essentially Ellington Day at the Barbican in London with Wynton Marsalis.  With all six winners of the Young Jazz Musician of the year in their ranks, they showcase endless talent, exuberance, and improvisational skills and their music sings with enthusiasm, personality and style.
The visit to Inverness will coincide with a rehearsal weekend for the Highland Youth Big Band who are delighted to be able to participate in performance and improvisation workshops given by Scotland’s leading saxophonist, Prof. Tommy Smith.  The Highland Youth Big Band is one of the eight Regional Music Groups, which run as an extension to The Highland Council’s Instrumental Tuition Service.  Members are drawn from all corners of Highland and chosen by audition.   Due to diversity of Highland geography, it is difficult to meet for regular rehearsals and therefore, a credit to the commitment of these young musicians that they are prepared to travel for residential weekend sessions throughout the year.  These meetings are intense and tiring but can provide members with memorable musical experiences and life-long friendships.  The TSYJO are delighted to invite the Highland Youth Big band to open their evening concert in Eden Court. 
Sunday afternoon’s concert in Pitlochry Festival Theatre will help raise much-needed funds to continue essential work on a Primary School in Aberdeen, Freetown, Sierra Leone.  The local Pitlochry Rotary started to help fundraise six years ago when a new classroom was required and since then, links have been maintained with the School raising funds to reroof the existing building together with providing new concrete floors, blackboards, desks, chairs and doors for the classrooms and most recently providing toilet facilities for the eight hundred pupils.  It is hoped that this concert will help finance a water supply to enable the children to wash their hands after using their new toilets as well as installing an electricity supply and enabling a level playing field.
CONCERTS:
Fri 18 January    Glasgow, Royal Conservatoire – 7.30pm
                           Box office 0141 332 5057   www.rcs.ac.uk
Sat 19 January   Inverness, Eden Court One Touch Theatre – 7.30pm
                           Box office 01463 332 5057   www.eden-court.co.uk
                           With guest appearance by The Highland Youth Big Band
Sun 20 January  Pitlochry Festival Theatre - 2.30pm
                           Box Office:  01796 484 626   www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com
In aid of a primary school in Aberdeen, Freetown Sierra Leone & supported by Pitlochry Rotary
For more details, please contact Lindsay Robertson, TSYJO Manager, 07827 977735 / lr@snjo.co.ukwww.tsyjo.com
The TSYJO tour is supported by the Carntyne and Robertson Trusts and Highland Council

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