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Today Thursday February 27

Afternoon.

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Blues, Soul, Funk etc.

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Evening

Jazz

Lindsay Hannon & Mark Williams - Revolución de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EE. Tel: 0191 917 7076. 6:00pm. Free.

Lieko - Bobik’s, Punch Bowl Hotel, Jesmond Road, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3JY. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 7:30pm. £8.00. + bf, £5.00. concs + bf. Support TBC.

’58 Jazz Collective - Hops and Cheese, Tower St., Hartlepool TS24 7HH. 7:30pm. Free. Last Thursday in the month residency.

Paul Skerritt Band - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. Tel: 01325 468411. 8:00pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Josh Bentham (alto sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9:00pm. Free.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

The Slim Bees - The Hotspur, Percy St., Newcastle NE1 7RY. Tel: 0191 232 4352. 8:00pm. Free. Acoustic blues set by Scott Taylor & Michael Littlefield. Any donations will go to the under seige peoples of Syria.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Jazz Esquires Farewell To The Porthole - Wednesday March 13.

Laurie Brown Leader & Drums, Stan Nicholson Bass Guitar, Robin Douthwaite Guitar, Roy Gibson Keyboard, Terry Dalton Trombone, Tony Winder Reeds, Miles Watson Trumpet & Vocal.
(Report by Miles)
After 27 plus years it was a wrench for the Esquires to say farewell to the old pub although it was anything but a sad occasion. From the usual opener It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing the band ran the gamut of the book from Ida Sweet as Apple Cider through to Intermission Riff in the first half.
Brian Lineham took the interval with his harmonica, Dave “Bosie” sang a couple of numbers, the rhythm section gave us The Girl From Ipanema. A passing bugler sang The Pub Has No Beer, as most of the pumps had run dry, and That's My Desire, and Peter Morgan performed the raffle with his usual aplomb.
The second half started off with roaring C Jam Blues and kept the pressure up until the final Woodchoppers Ball. The girls behind the bar, Tracy & Pam, did sterling work and will be sorely missed by the band and the audience who were the usual great crowd and who have promised to follow on to the Black Horse.
An ironic post script to the whole affair was the news that the pub is not now closing, the owner intends to keep the bar open while he converts the upstairs to a restaurant!
Miles.

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