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Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Preview Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2013. Jazz Words

Sunday 7 April. Hall Two. 2:00 pm
Jazz Words: Larkin’s Jazz and Christine Tobin’s Sailing to Byzantium
(Preview by Russell)
Trumpeter Ian Smith was commissioned by BBC Radio 3’s The Verb to select texts from Philip Larkin’s poetry and essays on the subject of jazz and present them with music for a radio broadcast. Hall Two at the Sage, set out cabaret style (tables, hopefully candle-lit), will recreate the event with live jazz and readings. Smith has assembled a top-flight band - including Alyn Shipton (double bass), Colin Good (piano) and Dave Gelly (tenor saxophone and clarinet) - which just happens to have within its ranks one or two of the best broadcast voices you could wish to hear. This set is shot-through with class.
From Larkin to WB Yeats. The second half of the programme focuses on Yeats’ epic work Sailing to Byzantium interpreted by vocalist Christine Tobin whose work on the project won her a British Composer Award in 2012. Tobin is joined by Phil Robson (guitar), Kate Short (cello), Liam Noble (piano) and double bassist Dave Whitford.
A short panel discussion on the relationship between jazz and poetry will follow chaired by Alyn Shipton with contributions from Ian Smith, Christine Tobin and Tyneside based poet, writer and critic Sean O’Brien.

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