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Lou Donaldson: "(On Art Blakey) Everything changed. Especially when the women came in, sat down in the front row, and raised their skirts above their knees. Then the drums got louder, the tempos got faster, and every tune was a drum solo" - (JazzTimes, November 2019.)

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Today Saturday December 14

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy - Isabella Community Centre, Ogle Drive, Blyth NE24 5JF. Tel: 01670 543773. 11:00am-1:00pm. Free. Christmas Fair.

Jazz Attack - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 3:30pm. Free (concourse). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Jambone - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 4:00pm. Free but ticketed (Sage Two). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. Second night of two.

Sold Out!

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Blues/Funk/Soul

Loft Boys - 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, March 30, 2013

GIJF Help wanted.

I wondered if readers could help me with my Festival decisions.  In deciding which jazz gigs to attend/avoid I frequently rely on the opinion of people whose opinions I respect.  Bireli Lagrene has been highly recommended to me, conversely he has been largely dismissed as little more than a technician.  So, should I invest my pension in a ticket or sit by the fire drinking cocoa and watching the TV?  Advice very welcome.
John (and Kathy)

1 comment :

Lance said...

If I could only attend one Festival concert then Bireli Lagrene would be the one. A wonderful guitarist playing in a style reminiscent of 1960's Blue Note - bring it on!
The Jazz From The North afternoon sessions look promising and the opportunity to hear Jacqui Dankworth, Mark Nightingale and Jason Yarde with NYJO is also high on my agenda. Then there are the free sessions on the concourse...