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October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sue Ferris/James Birkett Quartet, Roly Veitch. Black Bull, Blaydon April 21.


Sue Ferris (tenor sax & flute), James Birkett (gtr), Neil Harland (bass), Dave Francis (dms), Roly Veitch (gtr & voc)
(Review by Ray Robson)
This was our first visit to Roly's "new" Blaydon venue of the Black Bull - an excellent full house of over 50 packed the back room creating that more intimate "jazz" atmosphere we all crave, albeit without the drifting smoke a la 1960's jazz club's. A good local pint went down well too!
Sue's visit in March had been lost due to the snow of our first days of Spring, but thankfully she made it safely this time.....she led the line marvelously, showing a delicate touch to make each track a joy. The talents of the JB quartet are well known, tonight they fitted seamlessly to give superb backing.
The opener of Don't Get Around Much Anymore set the scene I thought, with excellent sax work but sooooo melodic rhythm work. On the Sunny Side of the Street, Blue Monk, My Romance followed....then Manha de Carnaval from the film Black Orpheus featured Sue on Flute. The Billie Holiday number You're a Lucky Guy preceded All of Me & took us to the break.
The second set opened with an electric guitar duet with James & Roly, then back with the full band for Sonny Rollins' Doxy, before You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me & A Nightingale sang in Berkley Square.
The classic Clifford Brown track Sandu illustrated what a loss his early death in the 1950's was. Next was the 1944 Jack Teagarden number Stars Fell on Alabama. Then It can Happen to You took us to the final number - Jerome Kern's jazz standard All the Things You Are.
Credit is due to Roly for continuing with the Blaydon Jazz Club, & to The Black Bull's managers Carl & Jackie for making us all so welcome - everyone had a great evening, & I'm sure the support will continue for these Sunday night monthly sessions (next session 19th May Jeremy McMurray quartet).
Ray Robson

1 comment :

c.mckeon@yahoo,co.uk said...

yes lance i was there last night .great gig/venue for blaydon jazz c/o roly veithch full house too more of the same next motnth and jhango rhinhearts music in june/july gigs to look forward too. regards Chris from jes /ncle

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