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Today Saturday January 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Early Bird Band - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192. 11:00am.

Evening

Adrian Cox Quartet - Watchtower Gallery, West End, Berwick TD15 2HE. 8:00pm. £10.00. Cox touring new CD ‘Now is Spring’.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Ray Stubbs R & B All-Stars - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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Monday, April 07, 2014

A poignant moment from this year's GIJF

A very special moment from the inaugural reception of this year's festival  must be recorded here both for now and for posterity.
The family of the late trombonist, pianist, composer, bandleader, arranger, educator and gentleman RAY CHESTER confirmed that Ray's library of music has been donated to and accepted by Sage Gateshead for the edification of future student musicians and orchestras - by comparision the Dead Sea Scrolls pale into insignificance. It will be known as "The Ray Chester Collection"
The song may be ended but the melody will linger on forever...
I hope the family won't think I'm being facetious in saying "The Ray Chester Story" would make a wonderful movie - are you listening MGM?
Lance.

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