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Today Wednesday November 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Scott Wall - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Jazz

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Salsa Café Jam - January 12

(Review by Peter Ninnim.)
This weeks Jam, which is organised by the Pink Lane Jazz Co-op, was probably the most successful yet. Not only were there a fair number of musicians playing solid jazz, there were many diners, with families and people in for a quiet drink or coffee, and indeed one or two escapees from the match! There was at least one Man. City fan!
What better thing to do on a winter Sunday afternoon but chill out with a meal and a glass of wine and listen to jazz!
The resident trio this week was delighted to welcome Barry Ascroft on piano who combined brilliantly with Dave Parker on Bass and Pete Ninnim on Drums. After a few teething troubles with the PA etc this was put right by the café personnel very quickly and the drummer was able to rest his brushes for a while.
John Rowland was his usual inspiring self on Tenor Sax, and the regular Stuart Mckie complemented the overall sound on Guitar. Stuart has not been playing Jazz guitar for very long (ex rocker I believe!) but he is making some lovely solos. Fi Finden arrived to give us some great Tenor and some tuneful and tasteful vocals. Stuart Finden added a third very welcome Tenor sax. Towards the end of the afternoon El Supremo (Pete Gilligan) popped in to sit in for a few numbers which is always very welcome.
Sitting with both hands full jammed under a staircase it’s not really possible to make a note of all the tunes but a fine version of On Green Dolphin Street stood out. The closing number was a great performance by the entire ensemble of Tenderly.
Next week; same time, same place; see you there.
Pete Ninnim

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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.
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