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Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Simon Spillett: A lovely review from the dean of jazz bloggers, Lance Liddle...

Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

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16221 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 103 of them this year alone and, so far, 47 this month (Feb. 18).

From This Moment On ...

February 2024

Wed 21: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 21: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 21: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 22: Student Performances @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 4:00pm. Free. Inc. Remi Coulthard-Boardman (voice).
Thu 22: Crooners @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm. £30.00., £27.00., £24.00., £18.00.
Thu 22: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 22: Soznak @ The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Thu 22: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests Kevin Eland (trumpet); Josh Bentham (sax); Garry Hadfield (keys); Ron Smith (bass).

Fri 23: Mark Williams Trio @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Fri 23: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 23: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 23: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 23: Salty Dog Trio @ The Greenhouse, Tynemouth. 7:00pm. £8.00. (£6.00. adv.).
Fri 23: Crooners @ The Maltings, Berwick upon Tweed. 7:30pm. £30.00., £28.00.
Fri 23: Strictly Smokin' Big Band w Dennis Rollins @ Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Sat 24: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). Free (donations). A Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra event, all welcome.
Sat 24: Bradley Creswick’s Western Swingfonia @ Hexham Abbey, Hexham. 7:30pm. £15.00. A fundraiser for Hexham Abbey.
Sat 24: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 25: Musicians Unlimited @ The Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 25: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:30pm. Free.
Sun 25: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 2:30pm. Free.
Sun 25: Lindsay Hannon: Tom Waits for No Man + Lee Maddison @ Laurels, Whitley Bay. 4:00pm (3:30pm doors). £11.00., £8.80. inc. bf. SOLD OUT!
Sun 25: Bex Burch + Rachel Musson @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £11.00. Two solo performances. JNE.
Sun 25: Jazz Jam @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. A Durham University Jazz Society event. All welcome.

Mon 26: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 27: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm (7:00pm doors). £12.00., £10.00. (adv.).

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jazz North East Fundraiser Sunday January 26 - Full Line-up

THE JAZZ CAFÉ                                          BRIDGE HOTEL
All day pass inc. both venues £15 ---- Afternoon or evening pass inc. both venues £10.      
Afternoon                                        
1:00pm     Alan Law Trio                               Zoë Gilby Quartet
2:00pm     Burgess, Wilson & Burt               Matt Anderson Quartet
3:00pm     Alex Hutton Trio                           Jason Yarde & Friends         
4:00pm     Simon Spillett Quintet                   Bonga, Coxon, Sanders & Ward
Evening   
6:00pm     Beck, Collins, Grew & Pope        Graeme Wilson - Noel Dennis 
                                                                        Quintet
7:00pm     Jason Yarde Quintet                     Guitar Quartet with Burt, Coxon, 
                                                                      Sharkey  & Ward 
8:00pm     Jonathan Silk Quintet                   Corey Mwamba’s Improv Mashup
9:00pm     Paul Edis & Friends                       More Mwamba Mashup!
Matt Anderson - saxophones. Leading member of Leeds’ new young mainstream scene.
Mick Beck - tenor sax & bassoon. Highly respected improviser with a sound that strips paint
Ntshuks Bonga - alto sax. South African born artist bringing a township touch to free improv.
John Burgess - reeds. Versatile Scot equally at home with classic jazz and free music.
George Burt - guitar. The most innovative guitarist since the late Derek Bailey.
David Carnegie - drums. Welcome return to Tyneside for the brilliant Barbadian drummer
Andy Champion - double bass. Gateshead-born bassist building an international reputation.
Charlie Collins - drums. Sheffield-based percussionist bringing a powerful rhythmic sense to improv.
John Coxon - guitar. Star of drum & bass crew Springheel Jack, now committed to free improv.
Noel Dennis - trumpet. Warm-toned trumpeter back in the North East after a spell in Glasgow.
Paul Edis - piano. Brilliant exponent of the classic jazz piano tradition.
Zoë Gilby - vocals. One of the UK’s finest jazz singers, making waves with her new album.
Stephen Grew - piano. First Jazz North East appearance for highly original improvising pianist.
Alex Hutton - piano. London-based artist who recently played a stunning gig at the Lit & Phil.
Alan Law - keyboards. Tyneside player testing the boundaries between harmony and freedom.
John Pope - double bass. Rising star on the UK free jazz and experimental music scene.
Corey Mwamba - vibraphone. Brilliant young artist re-inventing the vibes vocabulary.
Martin Pyne - vibraphone. Inspirational vibes player & leader of acclaimed contemporary trio Busnoys.
Mark Sanders - drums. Widely recognised as one of Europe’s finest improvising percussionists.
Chris Sharkey - guitar. Combines astonishing technique with restlessly imaginative approach.
Mick Shoulder - double bass. Swinging bassist, equally at home with 1930s Hot Club or ‘60s post-bop jazz.
Jonathan Silk - drums. Driving force behind the contemporary Birmingham jazz scene.
Adam Sinclair - drums. Superb Tyneside drummer with a mastery of the whole jazz heritage.
Simon Spillett - tenor saxophone. Leading UK mainstream player, the musical heir of Tubby Hayes.
Adrian Tilbrook - drums. The North East’s premier drummer for 40 years, still pushing the boundaries.
Alex Ward - clarinet & guitar. Masterful across the board from minimalist improv to furious free rock.
Mark Williams - guitar. From sensitive accompaniment to full on pyrotechnics, Mark does it all.
Graeme Wilson - reeds. Building a personal style from the legacies of Lester Young & Coltrane.
Lloyd Wright - guitar. Leader of jazz-rock trio Legohead, pushing the music in new directions.
Jason Yarde - alto sax & electronics. Superbly innovative saxophonist, and highly acclaimed composer & arranger.

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