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Davina Lozier: "So many people never settle into who they really are. They just do what they want to do because they want to be Oscar Peterson or Muddy Waters or Britney Spears. But I am what I am: a chubby, 40-year-old woman who's still doing it." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Tuesday November 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 1:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Evening

Jazz

Not Now Charlie - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues

Sugaray Rayford - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel 0191 230 4474. 8:00pm. £15.00.

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

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Great American Songbook - Summer Course

Readers might be interested in this summer course   - 3 days residential, at a Study Centre in the Lake District, beautiful setting, fabulous food and loadsa music.
Ron Guariento



HIGHAM HALL 
The Lake District’s Residential Study Centre

BASSENTHWAITE LAKE,  COCKERMOUTH  CA13 9SH

tel.   (017687)  76276
The Great American Songbook
At the start of the 20th C two large migrations from Europe and
the Southern United States crammed into New York’s Manhattan Island
In this frenetic hothouse the new arrivals from the European and
Black-American diaspora created a new music.
The popular American Songbook was one of the glories of the 20th C.
The songs of Kern, Berlin, the Gershwins, Porter, Rodgers, Arlen
 - written first for theatre, radio, records, movies
but soon everywhere in bars, clubs, halls, cabaret, online.

Song is the oldest and most widespread human musical expression.
Voiced by interpreters as distinctive as Louis, Fred Astaire, Ethel Waters,
Ella, Judy Garland, Lee Wiley, Susannah McCorkle, Frank Sinatra,
Aretha Franklin, Billy Eckstine, Vic Damone, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Shore,
Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Barbra Streisand, Nina Simone,
Chris Connor, K. D. Lang, Carmen McRae  …  and more,
the American Songbook has portrayed human lives through modern times -
their joy, infatuation, rejection, hope, shrugged-off pain, tenderness, gospel faith.

We will delight in the music, and critically discuss the melodic riches
and the significance to audiences.

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

from Ann Alex
What is the date of this venture? Sounds good

Lance said...

I'll try and find out otherwise just ring or email the hotel.

Ron Guariento said...

The course runs from 6:30 pm Thursday 13th, to 10 am Sunday 16th June 2013,full residential: £260, days: £155. On application by phone Higham Hall will answer any questions, offer travel directions, dietary/accommodation choices, etc, supply a detailed outline of the course.
Ron

LIz said...

doesn't that sound great?
Liz

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Lance