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George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Thursday December 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!

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Evening

Jazz

Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Drive, Peterlee SR8 2RN. Tel: 0191 518 2000. 7:00pm. £10.00. (£5.00. under 18s). 'Jazz at the Lubetkin'.

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). ‘Gala Big Band Does Christmas’.

Durham University Big Band - Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. Tel: 0191 334 1777. Free. 7:30pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas’.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. (£2.00. student).

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Dave Stansfield (tenor sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Timecraft Tour Details

Timecraft is an exciting new octet that plays the compositions of drummer Dave Smyth. After a debut performance that featured iconic saxophonist Iain Ballamy as a special guest, the group are embarking on this seven date tour in June 2013 before heading into the studio to record their first album. 
Drawing influence from the contemporary British jazz greats, the group explores improvisation within the context of captivating and melodic tunes. Comprising some of the UK's finest up-and-coming jazz musicians, the octet includes Matthew Herd (alto/sop sax), Sam Rapley (tenor sax), Tom Green (trombone), James Copus (trumpet), John Arman (guitar), Sam Watts (piano), Sandy Suchodolski (double bass) and Dave Smyth (drums/compositions).
Sun 16th - Pave Bar, Princes Ave, Hull, HU5 3QA - 01482 333181 - 2.00pm - Free
Mon 17th - Sela Bar, 20 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU - 01132 429442 - 9.30pm - Free
Tue 18th - Parr Studio, Parr St, Liverpool, L1 4JN - 01517 073727 - 8.30pm - £3 / Free (NUS)
Wed 19th - The Lescar, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZF - 0774 020 1939 - 9.00pm - £6
Mon 24th - Charlie Wright’s, 45 Pitfield St, London, N1 6DA - 02074 908345 - 8.30pm - £4
Wed 26th - Dempsey’s, 15 Castle St, Cardiff, CF10 1BS - 02920 239253 - 9.00pm - £7/£5
Thu 27th - The Blue Boar, 29 Market Close, Poole, BH15 1NE - 01202 682247 - 8.30pm - £7
(A Cluny gig almost came off!)

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