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Postage

16462 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 342 of them this year alone and, so far, 54 this month (May 18).

From This Moment On ...

May

Tue 21: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

Wed 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 22: Alice Grace Vocal Masterclass @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 6:00pm. Free.
Wed 22: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 22: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 22: Daniel Erdmann’s Thérapie de Couple @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 23: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 23: Castillo Nuevo Trio @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30pm. Free.
Thu 23: Immortal Onion + Rivkala @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 23: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Jeremy McMurray (keys); Dan Johnson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Fri 24: Hot Club du Nord @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 24: Swannek + support @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. Time TBC.

Sat 25: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Bywell Hall, Stocksfield. 2:30pm.
Sat 25: Paul Edis Trio w. Bruce Adams & Alan Barnes @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:30pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sat 25: Nubiyan Twist @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Sat 25: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 26: Tyne Valley Youth Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham. 12:30pm. Free. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Alice Grace @ The Sele, Hexham. 1:30pm. Free. Alice Grace w. Joe Steels, Paul Susans & John Hirst.
Sun 26: Bryony Jarman-Pinto @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 3:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Trio @ The Juke Shed, North Shields. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Clark Tracey Quintet @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Saltburn Big Band @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 26: SARÃB @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Mon 27: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Jazz at the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM), York

NCEM Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk
 Adriano Adewale and Benjamim Taubkin
Thursday 10 October 7.30pm
NCEM, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
Brazilian pianist Taubkin has been making waves with his sensual mix of lush traditional arrangements laced with cutting edge technique and contemporary harmony. For this tour he has teamed up with exhilarating and innovative percussionist Adewale.Their work together revolves around the play of push and pull between two instruments, which are often considered the backbone of bossa nova.
Tickets: £12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk
Look Stranger
Ruth Culver and the Utter:Jazz Quartet
with special guest reader Sir Derek Jacobi
Thursday 17 October  7.30pm
NCEM, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
To mark Britten’s Centenary, Utter:Jazz weave swing, samba, blues and grooves through their vibrant re-imaginings of Benjamin Britten’s WH Auden songs. Britten’s stunning harmonic soundscapes and Auden’s passionate and political lyrics are refracted through many diverse influences of contemporary jazz in these intriguing and entertaining new arrangements. In between songs are readings of WH Auden’s poetry by Sir Derek Jacobi.
Tickets: £17.00 (concessions £15.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk
Rafiki Jazz
Declaration Kriol
Friday 18 October  7.30pm
NCEM, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
Promising an extravagant blitz of dancing cross-continental world music wizardry, this project brings an expanded Rafiki Jazz ensemble, presenting an inspired collaborative show where global folk heritage traditions come up against the digital domain and our own very British babble of migrated languages. Rafiki Jazz return to the NCEM to showcase vibrant new music from their new album. 
Tickets: £12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk
The Cobra Club
Featuring York Musicians and Dancers
Saturday 26 October 3.00pm
NCEM, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
Join Snake Davis and students from Burnholme Community College and Joseph Rowntree Secondary
School for a showcase extravaganza to mark the end of a 6-week jazz project run by Music4U and the NCEM. Helped by musician Sue Williamson and newly graduated Leeds College of Music students the newly formed band has learnt some of Snake’s material, jazz, pop and soul standards and also have written their own songs. Music lovers, Snake fans, family and friends are all welcome.
Tickets: £3.00 (concessions £2.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk  
 Snake Davis Band
Snake Davis saxophone, flute, shakuhach, whistle
Paul Birchall keyboards
Ali Thynne drums
Simon Goulding bass
Saturday 26 October 7.30pm
NCEM, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
Top British soul, jazz and funk saxophonist Snake Davis will be showcasing the brand new ‘Missing You’ CD. Snake the ‘sax man’ is widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield’s ‘Change’, M-Peoples ‘Search For A Hero’ and ‘Moving On Up’ and Take That’s ‘A Million Love Songs’. A highly talented player, he is also a musical director, a writer, an arranger, band leader and sought after for his work in education.
Tickets: £17.00 (concessions £15.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk
Jamil Sheriff Trio
Friday 8 November 7.30pm
NCEM, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
Featuring Dave Walsh drums and Peter Turner double bass, this will be a real treat for anyone who loves the jazz piano trio. The group has a very original sound and their playful approach and joyous interplay is the perfect backdrop for a set of original, contemporary repertoire.
Tickets: £12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk
Saxophone Giants: A Tribute to Jazz’s Greatest Saxophonists
Jean Toussaint saxophones Keith Loftis saxophones
Reuben James piano Dave Hamblett drums
Mark Lewandowski double bass
Sunday 1 December  7.30pm
NCEM, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
Keith Loftis, American tenor player makes his UK debut with Saxophone Giants. He will be joined by tenor player, Jean Toussaint and the Reuben James Trio. This will be their first tour since the late, great Wilson passed away suddenly in June 2012. Through some of the 20th century’s most celebrated saxophonists Loftis and Toussaint will blow you away with their clarity of tone, honesty and passion.
Tickets: £15.00 (concessions £13.00; students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk
Bethan Thomas
Box Office Manager
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret’s Church
Walmgate
York
YO1 9TL
Tel: 01904 658338
Fax: 01904 612631
Twitter: @yorkearlymusic



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