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George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Thursday December 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!

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Evening

Jazz

Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Drive, Peterlee SR8 2RN. Tel: 0191 518 2000. 7:00pm. £10.00. (£5.00. under 18s). 'Jazz at the Lubetkin'.

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). ‘Gala Big Band Does Christmas’.

Durham University Big Band - Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. Tel: 0191 334 1777. Free. 7:30pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas’.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. (£2.00. student).

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Dave Stansfield (tenor sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Culture Magazine & Hannabiell/ Esquires are Going Home/ NCRO cancelled at Darlo.

The Journal - Tyneside's morning newspaper which appears on the news-stands about ten minutes before Tyneside's evening paper, the Chronicle - features a column interview with the iconic African, American, Jamaican Geordie bass trombonist, percussionist Hannabiell. The leader of Midnight Blue talks about her ipod playlist citing tracks by Bill Frisell, Trombone Shorty, Fred Wesley as well as a couple of selfie tracks.
Check it out here (page 17).
In other news - away from Culture - the Jazz Esquire's lunchtime stint at the Black Horse, Monkseaton, finishes today and next Wednesday they return to their old stomping ground, The Porthole by North Shields' ferry landing (1pm May 7.)
Not certain as to what's happening with the Friday session by Rendezvous Jazz at the Black Horse...
Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club have had to cancel the June 7 session owing to problems with the venue. They hope to re-book the New Century Ragtime Orchestra at a later date.
Lance.

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