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Today Friday December 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux CarréJazzmen - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. ‘Christmas Jazz Lunch’. Details from 0191 252 9429).

Dean Stockdale Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Jazz

‘An Evening of Swing & Sparkle’ - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. Tel: 0191 515 5555. 7:30pm. £35.00. Rat Pack evening inc. 4-course meal.

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. First night of two.

Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Yarm School, Stockton TS15 9EJ. Tel: 01642 786023. 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). £18.00. + £1.80. bf (£15.00. + £1.50. bf). 'Mistletoe & Miller'.

Blues, Funk/Soul etc.

Baghdaddies - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, NewcastleNE2 1AP. £10.68 (inc. bf). ‘Big Xmas Knees Up’.

Swamp Hoppers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

George Shovlin & the Acoustic Radars feat. Pat Rafferty + George Pallas & John Wilkins - Whitburn Cricket Club, East Street, Whitburn SR6 7BZ. Tel: 0191 529 3187. 7:30pm (7:00pm doors). £7.50. admission by ticket only (from www.wegottickets.com). 'The Bents Road Sessions'.

Dead Skunk Skiffle & Blues Orchestra + Stetson Five - Station East, Hills Street, Gateshead NE8 2AN. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Monday, April 29, 2013

Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, Cullercoats

Iain MacAulay (tmb/vcl); Derek Fleck (ten/clt); Brian Chester (keys) Ollie Rillands (dms) + Joan Armstrong, Teresa Armstrong (vcl), Barry Soulsby (clt); Roy Gibson (pno).
What a jolly afternoon! The number 9 bus from Jarrow tied up nicely with the Metro at North Shields and I was at the Crescent Club in under half an hour. Seats were at a premium and I only just managed to squeeze in next to my favourite - non related - auntie.

The band were late in starting anyway - hanging about waiting for a non-arriving bass playing dep for Carstairs whom it appears is in New York (USA).
I didn't mind. The beer was good, the ladies lovely and, when the band did stomp off, the music was fine.
After Dinah, a semi arranged You Came a Long Way From St. Louis, Mood Indigo, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter and Bye Bye Blackbird. The latter had vocal by Joan who followed up with When You're Smiling before the band rounded off the set with Bye Bye Blues.
Lots of old friends to chat with - Gordon Solomon, Jimmy Ruddick, Barry Soulsby, Jimmy McKeown, Teresa, fashion icon Mary B... Many stories exchanged with Gordon, hugs from Alice - and Teresa after her fine renditions of Almost Like Being in Love and Once in a While.
Didn't win the raffle but, after having such an enjoyable afternoon, maybe I did - winning is about much more than a bottle of plonk!
Lance

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