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Today Tuesday January 21

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Cancelled - room being decorated back on Jan. 28.

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Evening

Air4ce - Cluny 2, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 0191 230 4474. Doors 7:30pm. £8.00. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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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