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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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

RIP Mike Durham.


The sad news this morning (March 12)  is that Mike Durham passed away earlier today. Mike, trumpet player, leader of the West Jesmond Rhythm Kings and organiser of the Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party had been diagnosed with an inoperable tumour earlier this year and while his death was not unexpected it was no less sadder. Classic jazz has lost a great supporter and his passing will leave an irreplaceable void on the north east jazz scene.
Our thoughts are with his family.
Funeral details will be posted when known.
Lance

2 comments :

CCJAZZMEN said...

Very sad, may he rest in peace.
Colin Aitchison
Hong Kong

Anonymous said...

Yes very sad news. Not unexpected but still shocking to think this is all within just a few weeks. Mike has been a wonderful ambassador for jazz and his great legacy is the music and joy he brought to so many people far and wide, both audience and musicians. I hope this fact can bring some comfort to Mike's family.
Roly