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Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

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16233 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 115 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Feb. 23).

From This Moment On ...

February 2024
Tue 27: Meditative Soundscapes - Improvised Music @ Earthlings - Healing Cafe, Buckingham St., Newcastle NE4 5QR. 7:00-8:30pm. Feat. Johannes Dalhuijsen, Richard Herdman, Nick Bagnall & Michael Olatunji.
Tue 27: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm (7:00pm doors). £12.00., £10.00. (adv.).

Wed 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 28: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 28: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 29: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 29: Student Performances @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 4:00pm. Free. Inc. Olly Styles (saxophone).
Thu 29: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:00pm. Free.
Thu 27: Student Jazz Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Thu 29: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Josh Bentham (alto sax); Graham Thompson (keys); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

March
Fri 01: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 01: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 01: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 01: Wind Ensemble + Big Band + Jazz Combo + R&B Band @ Boiler House, Newcastle University. 5:30pm. Free.
Fri 01: Joseph Carville Trio @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Fri 01-Sun 03: Great North Big Band Jazz Festival @ Park View Community Centre, Chester-le-Street. From 8:00pm Friday. Weekend ticket: £20.00.
Fri 01: TBC @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig. Blind Pig Blues Club.
Fri 01: Great North Big Band Jazz Festival @ Park View Community Centre, Chester-le-Street. £10.00. Day 1/3. Musicians Unlimited + Festival Band.

Sat 02: Great North Big Band Jazz Festival @ Park View Community Centre, Chester-le-Street. 11:00am. £15.00.. Day 2/3. Senior bands in competition.
Sat 02: Frog & Henry @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm.£10.00. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club. Superb Anglo-American band!
Sat 02: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: TBC. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 02: The Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Repas7 by Night, 7 West St, Berwick TD15 1AS, 07900 627562. Tapas Specials from 5.00pm - showtime 8.00pm.
Sat 02: Durham University Big Band @ Durham Students' Union, New Elvet, Durham. 7:30pm. £8.00.
Sat 02: Tom Remon & Laurence Harrison @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Sat 02: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. £3.00. The band’s 25th anniversary gig!
Sat 02: John Logan @ The Dyvels, Corbridge. 8:00pm. Rat Pack-style swing.

Sun 03: Great North Big Band Jazz Festival @ Park View Community Centre, Chester-le-Street. 11:00am. £10.00.. Day 3/3. School & Youth bands in competition.
Sun 03: Smokin’ Spitfires @ the Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm. £7.50.
Sun 03: Alan Law Trio plays Ahmad Jamal’s At the Pershing: But Not for Me & more @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 2:00pm. £10.00. The music of Ahmad Jamal.
Sun 03: Alice Grace & Ben Helm @ St Francis’ Church, High Heaton, Newcastle. 2:00-5:00pm. £12.00. (children free admission). A Children’s Society fundraiser. Two x 30 mins sets. Refreshments available, child-friendly event with participation of children encouraged!
Sun 03: Sax Choir @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00-5:00pm. Free (donations). Monthly workshop, all welcome (participant and/or listener).
Sun 03: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 03: ’58 Jazz Collective @ St George’s Venue, Park Road, Hartlepool. 3:30pm (refreshments from 2:30pm). £6.00.
Sun 03: Down for the Count: A Century of Swing @ The Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:00pm.
Sun 03: SH#RP Collective @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 03: Remy CB @ Blues & Bourbon, Nelson St., Newcastle. 9:00pm. Free. Newcastle University music student Remy Coulthard Boardman.

Mon 04: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 05: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Joe Steels, Paul Grainger, Michael Mather.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

The queue forms on the right girls...

The Naturist Foundation Jazz and Real Ale Festival announce the full line-up for their Jazz and Real Ale Festival which takes place from the 27th to the 30th June 2013. The event is the only four day outdoor jazz festival in the UK. Jerry Turner, Music Director of the Festival said “I am very pleased with the programme for this year which features some jazz greats as well as emerging talent. The Thursday evening features young musicians who are establishing a name for themselves such as Yazz Ahmed, Kieren Stickle McLeod and Jack Davies. The rest of the festival includes musicians such as Peter King the greatest alto player in the UK, Frank Griffith and Jean Toussaint from the USA, Vasilis Xenopoulos from Greece, Digby Fairweather, Julian Marc Stringle, Ben Cummings, Byron Wallen, the MJQ Celebration with Karen Sharp, and the solo piano of Keith Nichols over Sunday lunch. A New Orleans style umbrella parade through the grounds is
followed by Harry Strutters Jive and Swing for a fun filled Saturday afternoon.”
The event is clothing optional so non-naturist jazz fans are welcome. Alongside the music marquee is a real ale and cider tent with drinks at around £2.50 a pint. Plenty of reasonable priced food is available.
The Foundation is set in 50 acres of ancient woodland and meadowland and has a covered heated  swimming pool and sauna. Camping packages are available as are day tickets, all offering great value for money. We are near Swanley and Orpington. Free car parking. Full details on www.naturistfoundation.org
The complete line-up is:
Thursday 27th June
7.30 p.m. The Yazz Ahmed Trio.
Yazz Ahmed (trumpet and flugelhorn), Dave Mannington (bass guitar) and Ralph Wyld (Vibes)
8.45 “New World”
Kieran Stickle McLeod (trombone) Joe Wright (tenor) Sam Rapley (tenor) Matt Robinson (piano)
Tom McCredie (bass) and Dave Hamblett (drums).
10.00 Jack Davies’ Flea Circus.
Jack Davies (trumpet) Rob Cope (bass clarinet) Aiden Shepherd (accordion) and James Opstad
(bass)
Friday 28h June
7.30 p.m. The Digby Fairweather Quintet
Digby Fairweather (trumpet) Mick Foster (baritone) Tim Huskisson (piano) Tristan Maillot (drums)
and Len Skeat (bass)
9.30 Frank Griffith’s Hot Club
Frank Griffith (clarinet) Charles Alexander (guitar) Andy Robinson (guitar) and Mick Hutton (bass)
Saturday 29 June
11.00 a.m. Jam Session.
All musicians of whatever standard welcome to have a jam, so bring your instruments with you.
2.15 p.m. Umbrella Parade
Led by Harry Strutters Jive and Swing. Come and join in the parade. Decorated umbrellas especially
welcome.
2.30 Harry Strutters Jive and Swing. GrahamCollicot (drums), Maurice Dennis
(Guitar/Banjo), Michael E t h e r i n g t o n ( T r u m p e t / T r o m b o n e / V o c a l s ) , T o n y C a r t e r
(alto/tenor/baritone/flute), Dave Hardman (bass), Andrew Clancy (piano).
4.30 The Frank Toms Trio with Special Guests Jean Toussaint and Byron Wallen
Jean Toussaint (tenor), Byron Wallen (trumpet) Frank Toms (piano) Elliott Toms (drums) Rob Anstey
(bass)
5.15 Break
7.30 The Frank Toms Trio with Special Guests Jean Toussaint and Byron Wallen
8.30 The MJQ Celebration with Karen Sharp
featuring Nat Steele (vibes), Barry Green (piano), Matt Ridley (bass) and Steve Brown (drums)
with special guest Karen Sharp (tenor)
Sunday 30 June
10.30 Sunday Service
12.15 Keith Nichols (solo piano).
Bring your lunch to the Marquee.
2.30 The Jack Honeyborne Trio with Special Guests
Vasilis Xenopoulos (tenor) and Ben Cummings (trumpet) with Jack Honeyborne ( p i a n o ) J i m
Richardson (bass) and Dennis Smith (drums)
4.30 The Peter King Quintet with Special Guest Mornington Lockett
Peter King (alto), Steve Melling (piano), Mark Fletcher (drums) Geoff Gascoyne (bass) Mornington
Lockett (tenor)
5.15 Break
7.30 The Peter King Quartet with Mornington Lockett
8.30 The Julian Marc Stringle Trio
Julian Marc Stringle (Clarinet and Saxes), Chris Dodd (Bass) and Nigel Price (guitar)

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