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Today Saturday January 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Shirt Tail Stompers - Durham Town Hall, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30-11:15pm. £25.00. (£20.00. adv.). DJam 2020: Lindy Hop Festival ‘Masquerade Ball’. Line-up inc. Michael McQuaid (reeds), Nick Ball (drums). A Lindy Jazz event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Broken Levee + John Carroll - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. 7:30pm (doors). £10.00. Info & tickets: 07960 935263. Saltburn Blues Club.

Ojay - Outstanding Art, North Road, Durham DH1 4SQ. Tel: 0191 649 0553. 8:00pm. Free. Electric bassist Ojay.

Raggy Ass Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

RIP John Wheeler


John Wheeler, (Pimptones; Horn Dogs etc.) north east sax man dead? really sad news. Can't get my head around this!
First heard John at a Ruth Lambert/Paul Edis gig at the Egypt Cottage. I think he was just sitting in but I was immediately taken with his playing and I asked myself, "Where has this guy been hiding?" Last time I heard John was, I think, with the Pimptones or maybe Charles Gordon at Hoochie. He blew up a storm on both gigs. This was a couple of years ago. I seem to recall he mentioned going into hospital for something or other back then. What I do remember is getting an email from him the next day thanking me for my review. But, I guess, that's the kind of guy John was.
More info as it becomes available.
Died yesterday of a heart attack, suddenly. Aged 40/41?
RIP John.
Lance.
PS: See F/b.

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