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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 ...

June

Thu 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 30: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 30: Lights Out By Nine @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 30: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 30: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

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 live jazz @ 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: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Sunday's Tribute to Keith

Peter Gilligan has offered a suggestion on how Sunday's Tribute to Keith will run using both floors of the building.
Peter: After some chats it has been discussed that we should have one of my pianos and or guitar upstairs with the singers on rotation, with myself, Alan, or any other accompanist, doing the vocal stuff, and the instrumentalists and bands on rotation downstairs, simultaneously. (this will allow us to cater for all the people and tastes at the same time) I think it would be better if I could actually get some names and structure it slightly so that it doesn't just end up a free for all, although that will of course be an element of it. So for example an incarnation of the safe sextet is going to do a short set last due to there long running service... please state what and with whom you would like to play if possible or whether you just want to jam on any impromptu bits. Thanks this is just a vague attempt at organisation... so please feel free to suggest owt.
It is anticipated the event will run from 2-8pm.

1 comment :

Bill Mills1@btinternet.com said...

As with all of you was deeply saddened by the sad passing og Keith or simply Crombie as he was know to his many friends and aquaintances -I’m not sure if I can make the concert as I may be going offshore but I will happily contribute to the send off fund – Keith was one of my oldest and dearest friends – he bought the fish and chip supper & 2 bottles of Brown Ale at McMorrans Fish Shop in Carliol Square (just up from the Downbeat Club which we frequented and where we ran our own little illicit club after normal hours!) in 1964 when Helen, my late wife & I announced our engagement. (only 2 bottles because he did not think pregnant girls should drink Brown Ale!), drove Helen to our wedding in Billy Keiths Zodiac as he was the only person who knew how to drive an automatic car and personally chaperoned Helen when I was not around!- and he often reminded Helen & I of that during the many many years we worked together in the Garage and Car Sales business Keith & I had – we were the Kings of Dinitrol Rustproofing!!

I last saw him on Sat 8th December 2012 at The Jazz café & he was in his usual fine form – he even bought us (myself, Debs my new partner, and Vicky my daughter who as a child knew Keith as Uncle Keith) a beer before "throwing us out" at around 3am:) on Sunday morning with a promise to visit us in Ford nera Berwick as soon as he could get his driver to "report for long distance duties" ever the acerbic wit - he is and will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.
Wally "Beauregard" Nash & I are discussing a collaborative effort on perhaps a book in memory of Keith & would welcome any co colaborators or contributions - I can be contacted by email billmills1@btinternet.com
Look forward tio perhaps meeting you at the wake or recieving and info commenrts photos of Keith & the "old and not so old days"



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