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11,772 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 912 of them this year alone and, so far, 49 this month (August 13).

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August

Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm. Free.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

October in the Rain - 2014 GIJF Launch

It was raining as David Gray (trombone), Ian Simpson (guitar) and James Robson (bass) launched GIJF 2014. With the towering figure of Earl Grey looking down from atop his monument in Newcastle city centre the trio played beneath umbrellas until the rain stopped, albeit briefly. When the rain started up again they soldiered on sans brollies. Whatever happens at the actual festival in April will be nothing compared to the tenacity of this trio! Imagine playing technically demanding pieces such as Monk's Well You Needn't on trombone in the rain and you've got the picture. 
Unfortunately I haven't (got the picture)! Not being accustomed to 10:30am gigs I came out without my camera and, in the inclement conditions, my camera phone proved hopelessly inadequate so, unless one of those lovely Sage ladies can come up with a photo we'll have to wait for the Evening Chronicle to provide the graphic images.. 
As for the actual artists appearing in April you can get a preview of some of the main performers on Sage Gateshead's website 
The official Press Release will be posted on Bebop Spoken Here 'Round Midnight.
Lance.
One of the lovely ladies did indeed come through with a pic - thank you Jackie/
In the forefront of the photo is Sage Supremo Ros Rigby holding the 10th anniversary cake celebrating 10 years of GIJFs.

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