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16382 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 262 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (April 20).

From This Moment On ...

April

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 24: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 24: Sinatra: Raw @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm. Richard Shelton.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Death Trap @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Rambert Dance Co. Two pieces inc. Goat (inspired by the music of Nina Simone) with on-stage musicians.

Thu 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 25: Jim Jams @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 1:15pm. Jim Jams’ funk collective.
Thu 25: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 25: Death Trap @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Rambert Dance Co. Two pieces inc. Goat (inspired by the music of Nina Simone) with on-stage musicians.
Thu 25: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 25: Kate O’Neill, Alan Law & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Neil Brodie (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass); Garry Hadfield (keys).

Fri 26: Graham Hardy Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Fri 26: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 26: East Coast Swing Band @ Morpeth Rugby Club. 7:30pm. £9.00. (£8.00 concs).
Fri 26: Paul Skerritt with the Danny Miller Big Band @ Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 26: Abbie Finn’s Finntet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Sat 27: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Vault, Darlington. 6:00pm. Free.
Sat 27: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 28: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: More Jam Festival Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Swing Dance workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00-4:00pm. Free (registration required). A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox: The '10' Tour @ Glasshouse International Centre for Music, Gateshead. 7:30pm. £41.30 t0 £76.50.
Sun 28: Alligator Gumbo @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Jerron Paxton @ The Cluny, Newcastle. Blues, jazz etc.

Mon 29: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 29: Michael Young Trio @ The Engine Room, Sunderland. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. ‘Opus de Funk’ (a tribute to Horace Silver).

Tue 30: Celebrate with Newcastle Jazz Co-op. 5:30-7:00pm. Free.
Tue 30: Swing Manouche @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm. A Coquetdale Jazz event.
Tue 30: Clark Tracey Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Jazz Café May Program.

Jazz Café phone 0191 2229882 25-27 Pink Lane near the Central Station
Open from 11am daily as a Cafe, closed Sun and Mondays. Fridays and Saturday  - admission free up to 9.00pm*, Live from 9.30pm - 11.30pm admission for most events £5 on the door, *Except Schmazz 
Full programme at   www.jazzcafe-newcastle.co.uk
May Listings
Friday 2nd May 9.30pm - The Mo Scott Band  £5.00
Welcome back to Mo Scott  this time in blues mode and backed by what must be one of
the tastiest bands on the circuit. Together they explore the whole world of the blues - all
the way from Robert Johnson to Ray Charles
Mo Scott vocals / Gary Dunn guitar / Neil Harland bass / Paul Smith drums 
Tuesday 6th May Tuesday Jam – Free
Resident rhythm section : Peter Gilligan piano, Paul Grainger double bass and Paul Wight drums. Now running on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Bring your Instrument and play or just listen. Free admission.
Friday 9th May Paul Edis Trio £5.00
Our resident piano trio make their regular second-Friday-in-the-month appearance and demonstrate once again their consummate skills.
Paul Edis piano / Mick Shoulder double bass / Adam Sinclair drums
Saturday 10th May French Jazz Night £5.00
8.30pm Shamans Jazz Quartet from Mitry Mory in the North of Paris mix original jazz pieces by their leader Chris Bonno  with their take on French popular songs (Brassens, Aznavour, Legrand) all based on the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of their Haitian pianist and drummer. Christian Bonno bass guitar / Claire Kahn vocals, violin, saxes / Amos Joseph piano / Fito Pierre drums
9.30pm Gypsies of Bohemia  
While drawing inspiration from the legendary French jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, the band put their own unique, Mancunian spin on hits by Britney Spears, Blondie, Girls Aloud and even Iron Maiden. Gypsy jazz meets modern pop.  
Jim Wallace guitar / Matthew Whitaker guitar & vocals / Frank Grime double bass / Sam Draper drums
THE LATE LATE SHOWS
SATURDAY 17 MAY 11PM – until late
THE Lindsay Hannon Pluss £5.00 (£4.00 GLOW STICK HOLDERS)
For our contribution to this year’s Late Late Shows we’re delighted to welcome back to the Jazz Café one of the most dynamic jazz singers on the North East scene, Lindsay Hannon with her band the Plus. Rooted in the improvisational tradition of jazz their sound moves from raucous barrel house blues and tight swing to sensitive ballads, 
Cole Porter, Tom Waites, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, George Gershwin, The Doors, Amy Winehouse and to original tunes all interpreted and arranged to highlight the individuality of four excellent musicians. Good news for fans of The Plus : their debut CD “The Spy” is due out in the Spring. Watch Lindsay’s website for details : www. lhplus
THE PLUS WILL BE PERFORMING IN OUR NEW UPSTAIRS ROOM, 
WHILE DOWNSTAIRS WE PRESENT :
Dean Stockdale solo piano 9.30pm
A familiar face on the Northeast scene, Dean cites as his influences Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Kenny Barron and has studied with renowned British jazz pianists Keith Tippett and David Newton.
Tuesday 20th Tuesday Jam - 8pm –Free
Resident rhythm section : Peter Gilligan piano, Paul Grainger double bass and Paul Wight drums. Now running on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Bring your Instrument and play or just listen. Free admission.
Friday 23 May 9.30pm - Peter Gilligan Quartet £5.00
Two prominent members of the Tyneside scene, Jazz Café stalwarts Peter Gilligan and Mark Williams come together to celebrate the contribution to the world of jazz of pianists Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans and guitarists Joe Pass and Jim Hall. 
Plus original tunes by Mark Williams. Peter Gilligan piano / Mark Williams guitar / Paul Grainger double bass / Tim Johnsone
Wednesday 28th May 8.00pm 
Schmazz @ the Jazz Café present the Charlotte Glasson Group
£8.00 & £6.00 concessions at the door.
A fine demonstration of how jazz can be both enormously entertaining while still packed with musical creativity.
Charlotte Glasson (saxophones, flutes, violin, saw); Mark Bassey (trombone); Chris Spedding (guitar); Mick Hutton (bass & steel pans); Sam Glasson (drums)
Friday 30 May 9.30pm - NE4 £5.00
Ray Truscott’s dynamic jazz fusion quartet, NE4, returns with a new piano
player and yet more new original material by the leader. “The audience wanted more” said Bebop Spoken Here of an earlier gig.
Ray Truscott six string electric bass / Paul Gowland tenor sax / Dean Stockdale piano / Paul Wight drums
Jazz Café   25-27 Pink Lane near the Central Station. Tel: 0191 2229882    

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