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Jackie Paris: "A singer's got to be able to tell a story. Frank Sinatra and Nat Cole are best at that; Mel Tormé too. I like to take a lyric that means something and sing it right to the person it was meant for." - (DownBeat October 11, 1962).

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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Monday September 16

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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

Monday, January 06, 2014

And you thought Warren was charging over the top for Gregory Porter? Read this and you'll see he's practically given them away!

George Benson tickets sell out in six minutes - Ronnie Scott’s fastest selling show ever!
The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the greatest legends of jazz, soul and popular music in the intimate surroundings of Ronnie Scott’s sold out to club members within six minutes of going on sale earlier today. The two shows which will take place on 18th June have been the club’s fastest selling shows to date.
Ten-time Grammy Award winner George Benson’s career spans 5 decades and over 30 albums. The jazz master has used his jazz roots as the foundation for an engaging mix of pop, R&B and other shades that add up to a style that appeals to a broad mainstream audience.
Those lucky enough to have got tickets will see Benson showcase his masterful guitar playing as he performs some of his greatest hits from his impressive back catalogue, including Give Me The NightTurn Your Love Around and In Your EyesMore about George Benson: http://www.georgebenson.comThe only way to get tickets now will be by Returns
George Benson, Ronnie Scott’s, June 18, 2014. 7.30pm and 10.30pm. Tickets at £200-£275 (Members: £160-£220). ronniescotts.co.uk

3 comments :

Nick Pride (on F/b) said...

Does anyone *really* think Warren is overcharging for bringing international artists to Newcastle to play in a tiny venue? I hope not, maybe people just like to grumble, but this story definitely puts it into perspective. Nice one, Lance.

Lance said...

Hoochie also sold out the same day for Gregory Porter.

Hugh said...

I don't think Warren is overcharging, given the size of the venue and limitations on numbers. The question remains though - do you want to see Gregory Porter enough to spend £40 on a ticket. It would appear that for 200 people the answer was yes!

The George Benson gig at Ronnie's certainly puts it into context.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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