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Today Thursday June 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra - Arc, Dovecot St., Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL. Tel: 01642 525199. 7:00pm. £12.00. + £0.10. bf. ‘Jazz & Tapas’ - booking essential.

Ruth Lambert Quartet - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £8.00.

Heller-Glendinning: Billie Meets Kurt - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm (doors). £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Acoustic Infusion - The Forum, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm. £5.00. Line-up: Alan Thompson (tenor sax); Rick Laughlin (piano); Bruce Rollo (double bass); Ian Halford (drums). Now Abbie Finn on drums.

Durham University Concert Band + Grollingwood Big Band - Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30pm. £10.00., £9.00., £8.00.

Durham University Big Band - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £6.00. (£5.00 concs.). JNE.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Donna Hewitt (tenor sax), Dave Archbold (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

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

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

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

Monday, September 02, 2013

Lindsay Hannon Plus @ The Cherry Tree, Jesmond.

Lindsay Hannon (vcl); James Harrison (pno); John Pope (bs); Rob Walker (dms).
(Review by Lance).
There Will Never be Another You sang Lindsay ably assisted by Messrs Harrison, Pope and Walker. A good start with our girl in fine voice.
The Bang Bang Chicken with peanut, chilli and lime from the new a la carte menu was also rather tasty. The new menu offers a far wider choice than the old one and currently has 20% shaved off the price. I can't Escape From You, Secret Love and Joni Mitchell's The Hissing of the  Summer Winds kept things cooking on the stand whilst on my plate I tucked in to Crispy Confit of Duck, sauté potatoes, frisee salad and smoked duck lardons.
Don't Get Around Much Anymore, sang Lindsay. This was followed by Comes Love or, in my case, Eton Mess in a brandy snap basket. Both were delicious - They Can't Take That Away From me which Lindsay just happened to be singing. Old Fashioned Hat followed and the set closed with Herbie Hancock's What if I Don't?
Circumstances decreed I missed the second set which may have been even better.
I don't know if it was the lighting or has John Pope suddenly become a blonde? If so he's the best blonde bassist around. James and Rob need no introduction their qualities have been extolled many times whilst Lindsay is singing as well as ever.
Lance.

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