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16462 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 342 of them this year alone and, so far, 54 this month (May 18).

From This Moment On ...

May

Thu 22: Olly Styles (saxophone): Stage 2 recital @ The Music Sudios, Newcastle University. 10:00am. Free, all welcome.
Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 23: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 23: Castillo Nuevo Trio @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30pm. Free.
Thu 23: Immortal Onion + Rivkala @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 23: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Jeremy McMurray (keys); Dan Johnson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Fri 24: Hot Club du Nord @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 24: Swannek + support @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. Time TBC.

Sat 25: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Bywell Hall, Stocksfield. 2:30pm.
Sat 25: Baghdaddies @ Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Whitley Bay Carnival (outdoor stage).
Sat 25: Paul Edis Trio w. Bruce Adams & Alan Barnes @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:30pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sat 25: Nubiyan Twist @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Sat 25: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 26: Tyne Valley Youth Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham. 12:30pm. Free. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Alice Grace @ The Sele, Hexham. 1:30pm. Free. Alice Grace w. Joe Steels, Paul Susans & John Hirst.
Sun 26: Bryony Jarman-Pinto @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 3:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Trio @ The Juke Shed, North Shields. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Northern Monkey Brass Band @ Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay. 4:30pm. Whitley Bay Carnival (outdoor stage).
Sun 26: Clark Tracey Quintet @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Saltburn Big Band @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 26: SARÃB @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Mon 27: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 28: Bold Big Band @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Jazz Night @ The Tannery, Hexham. 7:00-9:00pm. Free. The first night of a new jam session!
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Maine Street Jazzmen voted Band of the Year by Rochdale Jazz Club


After being given an enthusiastic reception by the members of Rochdale Jazz Club, when the Maine Street Jazzmen played their first gig at the club in July 2012, the band were subsequently awarded the title of "Band of the Year 2012.".
Rochdale Jazz Club operates on a Sunday evening and features different jazz bands from all over the country. In 2012 a total of 37 bands played the venue. Each year the club members are given the opportunity to vote for their “Band Of The Year” and the best band is awarded the “Band Of The Year”  trophy.


The trophy is dedicated to the memory of a long standing Rochdale Jazz Club member, Harry Cameron who passed away in January 2009. The organising committee decided to commemorate Harry’s life with the awarding of a trophy for the band of the year chosen by a ballot of the regulars of Jazz on a Sunday. The first winners of the trophy in 2009 were the Tame Valley Stompers, with runners up New Orleans Heat, and the Les Bull Band from Cumbria.
At the end of the  2012 season,  the club members voted the Maine Street Jazzmen as their “Band of the Year “ for 2012.  The band were subsequently booked to return to the club in January 2013 when they would have been presented with the trophy, however the gig had to be cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions and re-scheduled for July.
However, on Tuesday (March 19) David Ball, a member of Rochdale Jazz Club, travelled up to the band’s Tuesday residency at the British Legion Club, Jesmond, and duly presented the band with their trophy. The program for the presentation night included a selection of jazz classics such as; Savoy Blues, Hindustan, Chinatown, Tiger Rag, Swing That Music, Take Me Back To New Orleans, At The Jazz Band Ball, and Buddy’s Habits. While Olive sang  It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t got that Swing, Make Me a Pallet on the Floor, and How’d ya Like To Love Me. Photographic coverage of the event was provided by one of the band’s regular supporters, Bill Halliday.
The Maine Street Jazzmen  play an entertaining brand of Dixieland jazz, using the traditional line up of Trombone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Piano, Double Bass, and Drums.
The band features some experienced Tyneside jazz musicians, led by trombonist Herbie Hudson, founder member of the original River City Jazzmen, and are proving to be popular wherever they play. They have several regular Tyneside gigs, Thursday evenings at the Marquis of Granby, Sunniside, and also a monthly gig at Seaton Sluice Club, as well as the Tuesday gig at Jesmond British Legion.  The band also play jazz club dates, and occasional festival dates, including the Edinburgh Jazz Festival in 2012!
Further details can be found on the band’s website www.mainestreetjazzmen.com.
Alan.

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