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Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.
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Postage

14226 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 445 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 13).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Wed 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 18: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 18: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 18: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 19: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 19: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Thu 19: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 19: 58 Jazz Collective @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. TBC.

Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).
Fri 20: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Swing Bridge @ Garden House Coffee, Hallgate, Hexham. 4:05pm.
Fri 20: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Fri 20: Customs House Big Band w Ruth Lambert @ Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm.
Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £12.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).

Sat 21: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Market Place, Darlington. 11:00am - 3:00pm. All star line-up!
Sat 21: Elkie Brooks @ Whitley Bay Playhouse. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Jools Holland’s R & B Orchestra @ The Hippodrome, Darlington. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 22 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 22: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 22: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 22: Abstract Orchestra plays J Dilla @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Sun 22: Panharmonia @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 23: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Mark Nightingale and the Al Wood 9 as headline artists for Darlington Jazz Festival 2014 on 26th and 27th April

Darlington Jazz Festival 2014 is excited to be at the start of what promises to be a fantastic, diverse Arts Festival for Darlington and our region. This is the third year the Jazz Festival has ran, and we are excited to raise the bar once again by providing a platform for both local and regional talent, yet attracting incredibly talented National Artists prominent on today’s jazz scene such as Mark Nightingale and The Al Wood 9.
The festival this year will be expanding and will run from Thursday 24th April until Sunday 27th April 2014. It will be based at The Forum Music Centre (www.theforumonline.co.uk) and Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum
(http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Leisure/headofsteam/) with a fringe event at Voodoo Café (www.Voodoocafe.co.uk). There will be over 20 bands playing throughout the weekend, and we forecast an audience of 150-200 at all times based on a sell-out festival the last 2 years.
Mark Nightingale has gained a reputation as one of the top-flight jazz trombonists worldwide. In the UK he plays regularly in bands lead by Andy Panayi, Alan Barnes, Laurence Cottle and Stan Tracey. Mark has recorded and played with artists from all genres including Ray Brown, Clark Terry, Sting, Scott Hamilton, Cleo Laine, Charlie Watts, Frank Sinatra, Kenny Wheeler, James Morrison and Steely Dan.
The Al Wood 9 is made up of some of the region’s best jazz musicians, re-creating the music of the great big bands, especially arranged by Al Wood for this line-up, plus new arrangements of classic standards. The band comprises of: Al Wood (leader, trumpet, saxes), Jim Corry, James Russell (alto sax), Stuart MacDonald, Simon Kaylor (tenor sax), Sam Thornton (baritone sax), Graham Hearn (piano), Garry Jackson (bass), Bob Howard (drums).
"This was real music played by real musicians" Ian Darrington, Wigan Jazz Club, whilst Pat McCarthy of Cleethorpes Jazz Festival quotes “From the first note to the last, the band was brilliant”
This year we are expanding to a four day programme over a variety of venues:
·        Thursday 24th April – a jazz improvisation workshop led by Matt Roberts with sectional tutors at The Forum Music Centre
·        Friday 25th April – Latin Band Burundanga at Voodoo Café
·        Saturday 26th April – Jazz Festival session 1 and 2 at The Forum Music Centre
·        Sunday 27th April – Jazz Festival session 3 and Jazz Club at Head of Steam (Darlington Railway Museum)
The Jazz Festival is split up into different sessions and price options over the Saturday and Sunday
Saturday 26th April – Session 1 (1pm-6pm in the following order)
Durham County Youth Big Band, Zoe Gilby and Andy Champion, Jamil Sheriff Trio, Debra Milne Ensemble, Darlington Big BandDurham County Youth Big Band
Zoe Gilby and Andy Champion
Jamil Sheriff Trio
Debra Milne Ensemble
Darlington Big Band
                                       
Saturday 26th April – Session 2 (7pm-1am in the following order)
Tom Stephenson and friends,  Mark Nightingale with the Durham Alumni Big Band, Late Night Jazz Session with Alan Law, JazzTones and Guest Artists
Sunday 27th April – Session 3 (11am-6pm in the following order)
Jazz in my pants, Tyne Valley Big Band, The Slowlight Quartet, ACV, Workshop performance and Tutors band, Djangologie, Alter Ego
Sunday 27th April – Jazz Club (6pm-9pm in the following order)
Little Big Band, The Al Wood 9
Early bird tickets are due to go on sale early March and can be purchased by contacting the Forum on 01325 363135. These tickets are for a limited time only at a reduced rate before full ticket allocation will be released. The festival has sold out the previous 2 years, so please secure your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
The Workshop which is held at The Forum Music Centre on Thursday 24th April is a Jazz and improvisation workshop for all ages and abilities led by Matt Roberts with sectional tutors. This workshop always fills up quickly, so contact us to secure your place sooner rather than later! You can do this by emailing us at darlingtonjazzfestival@live.com or calling 07538772368.
More information on bands and ticket options/prices can be found on our website: www.darlingtonjazzfestival.co.uk
or contact us on 07538772368 / darlingtonjazzfestival@live.com
Darlington Jazz Festival would like to thank: Jazz North, The Forum Music Centre, Head of Steam, Darlington Borough Council, Durham Music Service, Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, Voodoo Café, Darlington for Culture, Darlington Jazz Club, Novol, Hummersknott ActiveJazz North, The Forum Music Centre, Head of Steam, Darlington Borough Council, Durham Music Service, Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, Voodoo Café, Darlington for Culture, Darlington Jazz Club, Novol, Hummersknott Active.

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