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Bebop Spoken There

Claire Martin: "I used to dye my hair like Marilyn Monroe and bomb around in a Sunbeam Rapier ''- (Jazz Cassette Vol 1 No. 2).


Campbell Burnap: "Once the cart-horse of solo instruments it [trombone] is now up with the cheetah." - (Jazz Cassette Vol 1 No. 3).


Wednesday October 26

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Take it to the Bridge (jazz workshop/jam) - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £1.
Dave Rae’s Levee Ramblers - Springwell Village Hall, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 0191 4162630. 9pm. £2.
Lindsay Hannon Plus - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:15pm. No cover charge.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Yorkshire Heritage Coast Jazz festival

Join the Vieux Carré Jazzmen on a day trip to the Yorkshire Heritage Coast Jazz Festival in the beautiful North Yorkshire fishing village of Staithes on Saturday 25 May
Our coach will depart Whitley Bay Town Centre (opp. The Victoria) at 10.00am and pick up at The Corner House, Heaton, at 10.20am
Arrive Staithes Village Hall around midday (food and bar available). 
You can choose to take a stroll around the village, call in for a tipple at the Cod and Lobster public house and sample their excellent fish ‘n’ chips. Owner of the nearby Captain Cook Inn, Neil Readman, informs me that on the day there'll be 15 cask ales available along with hot food and sandwiches.
The Vieux Carré Jazzmen take to the stage at 12.30pm to perform 2 x 60 minute sets of stomping, traditional New Orleans jazz. 
Depart Staithes around 3.30pm 
Arrive Corner House 5.00pm  
Whitley Bay town centre 5.30pm 
Cost including coach travel and admission to the Village Hall: £20 
Call me on: 0191 252 9429 or 07710 528413 or 'e' me. 
Limited places so book NOW. 
Brian Bennett.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
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