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Today Tuesday June 25

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

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

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Brian Carrick and the Heritage Hall Stompers @ Ashington Jazz Club. March 5

Brian Carrick (Clt/ Sax), Peter Wright (Cnt), George Davidson (Dms),  Terry Harvey (Bjo)
(Review by Peter Sanderson)
With hindsight this wonderful evening should have been advertised as "An Audience with Brian Carrick" for as the March meeting developed not only were we witness to an amazing rendition of New Orleans Classic Jazz played by a group of committed and exceptionally gifted musicians who recreated the sounds and colour of New Orleans but we also got a Jazz Historian familiar with this vibrant city of the Deep South. The concert/recital demonstrated the origins and magnetism of this American Heritage.
Brian took us on a tour through the streets of the City with anecdotal tales of its attractions, dance and music venues and most important of all the characters and musicians of this golden age when Jazz was born. This had great appeal for our members and was an education which enhanced the entertainment. It is amazing that a group of fine musicians from the North East of England can produce this brand so skillfully and as the song title says "Take me/us back to New Orleans".

Needless to say the audience were totally won over by the Stompers and applauded  vigorously with real enthusiasm and a standing ovation at the end of a memorable night in the annals of AJC.
PROGRAMME - What a friend we have in Jesus (Dedicated to the two NE Musicians who sadly passed away recently), Shake it and Break it; When You and I Were young Maggie; Lover; Lord, Lord, you Sure Been Good to me; Just a Love Nest on a Farm; Dippermouth Blues; Down in Jungle Town; Down on the Delta; Burgundy St. Blues; St. Phillips Parade; I Get the Blues When it Rains; Panama Rag.
I hesitate to highlight any band members who all played an intricate part in bringing this evening to Ashington but if I must my favourite has to be Burgundy St. Blues as Brian with his exquisite Clarinet added poetic lyrics which I’d not heard before.  Thank you gentlemen for this historic evening and may you all continue PRESERVING  this music for our delight. Good luck in all your future engagements.
Peter S.
Next Meeting  April 2 at the Elephant. 8.00 p.m. Maureen Hall and Rendezvous Jazz.
See you there.

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