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OCTOBER

THURSDAY 1

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

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Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00 -10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish. CANCELLED! Back on October 8

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk.

FRIDAY 2

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk. SOLD OUT!

Lee Bates - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. A Blind Pig Blues Club event.

SATURDAY 3

Emma Wilson Blues Band - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop.

SUNDAY 4

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Tel: 0191 691 7090. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quintet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop. The band’s 25th anniversary celebrations!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Playtime in Edinburgh

Jazz tourists from the Bebop Spoken Here constituency looking to pop over the border to Edinburgh for live music have another attraction to tempt them. The Playtime sessions began a regular Thursday series of adventures in new music at the Outhouse on March 22 and the response suggests that the team of musicians behind these informal presentations have found a winning recipe.
The ‘house band’ comprises four well-known players on the Scottish jazz scene – saxophonist Martin Kershaw, guitarist Graeme Stephen, bassist Mario Caribe and drummer Tom Bancroft – who are all familiar to Tyneside jazz audiences. Each musician brought new compositions to the first session, creating a variety of styles and moods from the pastoral to the funky, from romantic to free, urgent and swinging, and in the weeks ahead there will be chances to hear these new pieces again as well as more ‘world premieres’ and projects including Stephen’s soundtrack to the silent horror classic Nosferatu, which will be screened in situ.
In the Outhouse’s loft the musicians have a sympathetic venue with a warm atmosphere conducive to listening to their adventures. Situated in Broughton Street Lane, off the popular eating and drinking Broughton Street thoroughfare, the Outhouse is a ten-minute walk from Waverley Station and handy for bus links to the popular accommodation centres. The Outhouse also has a jazz history, with Barbara Morrison and Lillian Boutté among those who have staged performances there during the annual Fringe festival. All in all, it’s well worth the trip. For further information log onto www.playtime-music.com 
Rob Adams.
PS: Next one tonight! (8pm.)

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