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Today Friday December 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux CarréJazzmen - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. ‘Christmas Jazz Lunch’. Details from 0191 252 9429).

Dean Stockdale Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Jazz

‘An Evening of Swing & Sparkle’ - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. Tel: 0191 515 5555. 7:30pm. £35.00. Rat Pack evening inc. 4-course meal.

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. First night of two.

Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Yarm School, Stockton TS15 9EJ. Tel: 01642 786023. 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). £18.00. + £1.80. bf (£15.00. + £1.50. bf). 'Mistletoe & Miller'.

Blues, Funk/Soul etc.

Baghdaddies - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, NewcastleNE2 1AP. £10.68 (inc. bf). ‘Big Xmas Knees Up’.

Swamp Hoppers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

George Shovlin & the Acoustic Radars feat. Pat Rafferty + George Pallas & John Wilkins - Whitburn Cricket Club, East Street, Whitburn SR6 7BZ. Tel: 0191 529 3187. 7:30pm (7:00pm doors). £7.50. admission by ticket only (from www.wegottickets.com). 'The Bents Road Sessions'.

Dead Skunk Skiffle & Blues Orchestra + Stetson Five - Station East, Hills Street, Gateshead NE8 2AN. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Friday, November 22, 2013

Jazz Café News

The news that the refurbished Jazz Café will open on Dec.7 is indeed good news although, of course, it will be nothing like the old and much loved one that sank with the death of Keith Crombie - no place ever could.
However, let's not wallow in sentimentality for what has gone but welcome this new venture and wish it every success.
The following program has been arranged with updates to be announced as they transpire.
Sat 7 Dec  8.15pm: Alan Law solo piano. 10.15pm: Slowlight Quartet
Fri 13 Dec 10.00pm Paul Edis Trio. 
Sat14 Dec 10pm Paul Gowland Allstars
Fri 20 Dec.10pm Mo Scott Quartet (Rob Walker / Neil Harland/ Stu Collingwood)
Sat 21 Dec 10pm Don Forbes Quartet
Fri 27 Dec 10pm Pink Lane Co-op. 
Sat 28 Dec 10pm T/B/C
Tues 31 Dec NYE Pink Lane Co-op
Fri 3 Jan 10pm Mark Toomey Quartet
Sat 4 Jan 10pm Zoe Gilby Trio.
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Meanwhile, the quest for funding goes on for Abi Lewis' documentary; The Jazzman. Dedicated to the late Keith Crombie, ex Grupenführer of the original Jazz Café, this is a jazz documentary that has to be brought to fruition. A portrait of a man - a true individual - who didn't suffer fools (gladly or otherwise), who tilted at windmills whether they be jazz ones or local government ones and was never afraid to pass judgement. Support this appeal - the  goal is within sight but a few more pledges are needed so please, if you love jazz or ever visited the original "Caff", dig down and contribute via the Kickstarter campaign.
Lance.

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