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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.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Vieux Carré Play the Blues When it Rains!

Hello, folks! 
Here's a terrific photograph - you can see the rain sheeting down. It's all about what musicians sometimes have to endure for their art. Normally in those weather conditions the band wouldn't play. But as everyone else was ready for the official opening of the Spanish City Plaza including Alan Campbell MP, Tourism & Events Manager, Pete Warne, Malcolm Henderson and his team from North Tyneside Council AND the folks of Whitley Bay, there was no way we weren't going to play our part. My main concern was for bass guitar player, Bill Colledge, whose instrument and amplifier were plugged into the mains - I was really expecting him to go up in a 'blue flash' at any second - however, a few plastic bin-liners courtesy of NTC saved him from getting 'fried'. Another great event for the Vieux Carré Jazzmen - in spite of the weather. 
Brian (Photo courtesy of Neil Howarth)

2 comments :

Lance said...

Where were those Brolly Dollies when you needed them?

Paul Gowland (on F/b) said...

Guess who forgot a hat!