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May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club. 8:30pm start.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Preview Quercus - The Sage, April 27.

If, like me, you missed Iain Ballamy at GIJF there is, thankfully, a second chance to catch him as part of Quercus a jazz/folk trio. As well as Ballamy on saxes the trio comprises June Tabor on voice and Huw Warren on piano. The music is a strangely compelling and evocative mix of jazz and folk with an almost medieval feel to it.
Check out Near But Far Away. Also Lassie Lie Near Me.
Both tracks are from their recently released CD.
Iain Ballamy link (see comments).
Sat 27 April 8pm The Sage Gateshead 
£17.50 thesagegateshead.org.uk / 0191 443 4661
Lance.

3 comments :

Iain Ballamy said...

Great to be back at the Sage, this time with Quercus.

For more info on musicians and recording check out the ECM Records player for Quercus at http://player.ecmrecords.com/quercus

Look forward to seeing you there!
Cheers Iain

Tyne Valley Jazz Man said...

Great gig Iain - cheers! Many thanks to you all.

Enjoyed the CD on the way home too!

Phil Dent said...

Magical!

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