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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.

Until July 21

Today Tuesday July 16

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Gala Big Band w. ALAN BARNES: Strictly Come BRASSing - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £15.00. (£12.00. concs.). A Durham Brass Festival event.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc. raffle). RCJ with Don Armstrong (clarinet, saxophone, penny whistle, vocals).

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SOLD OUT!

Zoe Rahman & Laura MacDonald - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192.. 8:00pm. £12.00. (£10.00. concs.). JNE.

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Northern Monkey Brass Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

R.I.P. Mick Danby

Just got word that Mick Danby has passed away after eventually losing his battle with cancer. Bassist, piano tuner and occasional trumpet player, Mick will be remembered for all of those things but, most of all, as an all round good guy.
Sadly missed.
Lance.

8 comments :

Roy Willis (on F/b) said...

Very sad news indeed. Condolences to Micks family.

The Jazzman Doc. (on F/b) said...

The Jazz Man team are saddened to hear the news re Mick Danby. Mick kindly gave some of his time last year to the doc; we will forever be thankful for his contribution and good stories!

Don Fairley (on F/b) said...

Devastating news, sincere condolences from the Soundpower Orchestra to Teresa.

John Taylor (on F/b) said...

Condolences from all at Ashington Jazz Club.

internationalpartygirl said...

Thank you.
Teresa, Mick's wife.

internationalpartygirl said...

Thank you Don. Mick loved his time with Soundpower, he was proud to be a part of it.

Hazel Hanley (Hexham Jazz Club) said...

It was very sad to hear that Mick Danby, superlative bass player and first class human being has died this week, after an illness of over a year. He played for us several times, and was a warm, witty generous bloke. He'll be missed by many.

best wishes Hazel

James Hutchinson said...

Mick, tuned our piano here at the studio regularly and was always warm and entertaining. unlike many other piano tuners Mick actually learned his trade while making pianos for bespoke piano builders Lawrence and Nash. I have used other piano tuners since but none have ever had the same level knowledge and skill especially when attention to detail in piano repair was concerned. He had the biggest tool kit and an even bigger heart.
RIP, Mick,
The last of the old school piano tuners. You are sorely missed.
James Hutchinson,
Miners' Hall Studio
Silksworth, Sunderland

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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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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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