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Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Simon Spillett: A lovely review from the dean of jazz bloggers, Lance Liddle...

Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

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

Mon 20: Harmony Brass @ the Crescent Club, Cullercoats. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 20: Michael Young Trio @ The Engine Room, Sunderland. 6:30-8:30pm. Free.
Mon 20: Joe Steels-Ben Lawrence Quartet @ The Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. £8.00.

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.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hannabiell & Midnight Blue present: Retro - 3rd Annual Halloween Party

8pm on Friday 25th October 2013; Reds Bar (Northumbria University)
Tickets £6 advance /£8 on the door
Hannabiell & Midnight Blue are back with their annual sell-out Halloween spectacular, with guests invited to get creative and dress retro style with prizes for the best dressed!. Never ones to disappoint, the dynamic ensemble are presenting an evening to be remembered including a stellar line-up which showcases both the North East’s most established and emerging talent; Celebrating the independent artists who populate the City’s vibrant scene and invigorating it further by encouraging musical collaborations.
Not only will party-goers have the pleasure of enjoying Hannabiell & Midnight Blue’s signature, high energy Afro-Psychedelic Funk Style, this event will also see an exciting collaboration between the band and Geordie brass dance band The Baghdaddies. The Baghdaddies are one of the North East’s most cherished bands, best known for their infectious Balkan style, middle-eastern rhythms and influences from ska, jazz, punk and
metal delivered with theatre and exuberance. And if you thought it couldn’t get any better, DJ Tim Shaw from Triptik Records will be on hand to further entertain the audience, bringing a unique and uplifting mix of percussive latin, funk, soul and house to make people move.
“Our annual Halloween Double Bill is a platform in which Hannabiell & Midnight Blue practice what we preach, which is a passion for playing music and creating a scene that aid in breaking down cultural barriers. This is our third annual double bill, which fall during Black History month, where we collaborate with musicians who would otherwise not share the same bill/stage. Midnight Blue has a diverse membership, which is also reflected in its diverse and intergenerational fan base. The double bills are spaces where the fans from both ensembles come together to celebrate the rich and diverse musical cultures here in the North East. This year Hannabiell will take the show one step further with a joint encore not to be missed!” Hannabiell Sanders
Hannabiell & Midnight Blue fuse together Afro-Caribbean & Latin percussion, Jazz, Afrobeat, Funk, and Reggae to create their unique sound. It has been described by London based vintage afro-vinyl collector Volta 45 as "Afro-psychedelic funk". The music created from this fusion is an organic blend of powerful and upbeat drums, brass, vocal chants, and mbira compositions which not only produces an invigorating party atmosphere, it also summons audience participation. Since arriving to the UK, they have created a buzz in the North East of England performing at venues such as the Sage Gateshead, The Journal Tyne Theater, The Cluny, The Queens Hall Art Center in Hexham, Northern Stage, Star & Shadow Cinema, Live Theatre and many more. They have also performed at other venues nationally like Livebox at the Hare & Hound-Birmingham, Jazz Refreshed-London, The Hagglers Corner-Sheffield and Durham: Brass International Festival.
The Baghdaddies have been touring the world for 14 years, with a strong repertoire of world music with strong Balkan tendencies alongside Caribbean grooves, Middle Eastern rhythms and even some Geordie [native Newcastle] touches, all awash with influences such as ska, jazz, punk and metal, delivered with theatre and exuberance. Uplifting and infectiously danceable, full of blistering brass, rousing 5 part vocal harmonies and a rhythm section that you can’t keep still to. Songs to listen to and party! The Baghdaddies perform at festivals and venues all over the world, they also perform street shows and can also change their instrumentation to roam and process in a Roma Brass band style with marching drum, sousaphone, trombone, sax and trumpet.
DJ Tim Shaw has worked extensively as a professional composer, sound artist, performer, producer and community musician. His practice incorporates diverse approaches to sound processing, and includes creating immersive and re- sponsive sound installations. He is manager of the Newcastle based record label Triptik, as well as working as a freelance producer and artist. Tim has created musical commissions for Warp Records, The Baltic Centre for Art, The British Council and Jalapeno.

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