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Lou Donaldson: "(On Art Blakey) Everything changed. Especially when the women came in, sat down in the front row, and raised their skirts above their knees. Then the drums got louder, the tempos got faster, and every tune was a drum solo" - (JazzTimes, November 2019.)

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Today Saturday December 14

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy - Isabella Community Centre, Ogle Drive, Blyth NE24 5JF. Tel: 01670 543773. 11:00am-1:00pm. Free. Christmas Fair.

Jazz Attack - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 3:30pm. Free (concourse). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Jambone - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 4:00pm. Free but ticketed (Sage Two). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. Second night of two.

Sold Out!

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Blues/Funk/Soul

Loft 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.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tonight – Saturday January 11

Loose Ends (Radio 4, 6:15 pm) features Zara McFarlane and Gregory Porter
Later, head on down to the Jazz Café to hear the Mark Williams Trio. There is a bonus in the form of star tenor player Claude Werner sitting in for a couple of numbers as he says farewell to the north east. 
Along the road at the Mining Institute (next to the Lit & Phil) at 8:00 pm (£6.00.) there is a tasty treat for improv fans. Drummer Roger Turner (recently on Tyneside with Chris Biscoe and John Pope) and saxophonist Urs Leimgruber go by the moniker Pancake Duo. Leimgruber has an impressive track record on the free scene – credits include Marilyn Crispell, Steve Lacy, Joe McPhee, Sunny Murray and Evan Parker. This evening’s support acts include the aforementioned John Pope and Greta Buitkute (voice).     Russell.

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