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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

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

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