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Anat Cohen: "With the tenor, it's so iconic with jazz. With the clarinet, I can improvise, but it doesn't have to be called jazz." - (DownBeat July 2019)

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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guest Don Fairley (trombone).

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

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Rendezvous Jazz @ Ashington Jazz Club. Wednesday, September 2,

.Maureen Hall (Voc); Gavin Lee (sop. sax.), Iain MacAulay (Trom.), Bill College (Bass), George Davidson (Drums), and Neville Hartley (Keyboard).
(Review and photo by Peter S.)
There is an expression "What goes around, comes around", and this was true of our "rendezvous" with Rendezvous. Four and a half years have passed since the last appearance which was a shock. Madeleine Peyroux sings Don't Wait Too Long and AJC has certainly done that. During this time changes have taken place as musicians move on but this combination proved to be a versatile group as they performed their multi skills throughout

the evening. We got four vocalists for the price of one and their talents were extended to other instruments which gave the audience a lot of pleasure throughout the extensive programme of twenty four melodies. Despite feeling unwell Iain interpreted some lyrics in his ever popular humorous style while Life is a Rose put a smile on everyone's face. Bass, drums and keyboard supported the front line while Maureen introduced the items. We enjoyed the evening while one of our members commented that this had been an enjoyable and relaxing evening in the company of good musicians delivering well known standards to which we could relate.
Next Jazz Night - Wednesday November 6 at 8.00 p.m. GAVIN LEE AND HIS DIXIELAND BAND
.See you there

.Peter S.

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