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George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Thursday December 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!

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Evening

Jazz

Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Drive, Peterlee SR8 2RN. Tel: 0191 518 2000. 7:00pm. £10.00. (£5.00. under 18s). 'Jazz at the Lubetkin'.

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). ‘Gala Big Band Does Christmas’.

Durham University Big Band - Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. Tel: 0191 334 1777. Free. 7:30pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas’.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. (£2.00. student).

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

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Dave Stansfield (tenor sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party @ Village Hotel, nr. Shiremoor. Day Two Afternoon Nov. 2

Daryl Sherman, Cécile McLorin Salvant (vcl); Andy Woon (tpt); Matthias Seuffert (reeds); Jeff Barnhart (pno); Henry Lemaire (gtr); Malcolm Sked (bs); Riohard Pite (dms).
Highlight of this afternoon's session was The Beguiling Lee Wiley. No, Jess Stacy's former wife hadn't been reincarnated then, yet again, maybe she had in the form of Daryl Sherman and Cécile McLorin Salvant! 
Daryl opened the innings with I've Got a Crush on You complete with verse then told us about Lee Wiley, her life, and the inspiration her music had had on her, before going into Oh Look at me Now.
Cécile stepped up for Easy To Love and Tea For Two done a la Wiley rather than O'Day! I had to pinch myself - surely I was dreaming! Could two such world class singers be sharing a stage in an hotel near Shiremoor? And, throughout the weekend, with musicians from at least seven different countries and with fans from even further afield! Perhaps the organisers should insert "international" into the title!
Daryl returned for Street of Dreams, again including the verse, and Cole Porter's little known Let's Fly Away. This latter number saw our girl's final chorus interspersed with some fancy, yet restrained, drum exchanges between Pite and Daryl.
Cécile gave us a beautiful I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues, Daryl countered with Fun to be Fooled and the two girls duetted on S'Wonderful with Daryl taking over on piano.
Needless to say, the band were superb - Barnhart is a Monster on piano! Andy Woon, Matthias and Lemaire (on guitar) excelled and Pite - perfection on percussion.
Cécile is charming and Daryl is delightful - who cares that it is raining outside!
In the photo, French reedman Jean-Francois Bonnel is in the centre with Daryl (l) and Cécile (r)
Lance.

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