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Today Saturday January 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Shirt Tail Stompers - Durham Town Hall, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30-11:15pm. £25.00. (£20.00. adv.). DJam 2020: Lindy Hop Festival ‘Masquerade Ball’. Line-up inc. Michael McQuaid (reeds), Nick Ball (drums). A Lindy Jazz event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Broken Levee + John Carroll - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. 7:30pm (doors). £10.00. Info & tickets: 07960 935263. Saltburn Blues Club.

Ojay - Outstanding Art, North Road, Durham DH1 4SQ. Tel: 0191 649 0553. 8:00pm. Free. Electric bassist Ojay.

Raggy Ass Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Preview: Snarky Puppy to storm Sage Gateshead

The jazz fusion era of the 1970s is experiencing something of a critical reappraisal, if not renaissance, and Sage Gateshead is set to welcome band-of-the-moment Snarky Puppy. On Sunday evening (May 11) the band led by bassist Michael League will hit the stage in Hall Two. Formed in 2004 (‘the band was all college jazz kids’ says League), the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based outfit calls on a roster of seventy five musicians and up to twenty seven of them have been known to take the stage! Over the years gospel and r & b influences have become part of the band’s sound in a 200+ gigs a year touring schedule. Expect to hear music referencing Tower of Power, Weather Report, Frank Zappa, Americana, Latin rhythms and pop. The GRAMMY Award-winners could have three guitarists on stage, perhaps three keyboards players, vocalists aplenty (Lalah Hathaway, daughter of Donny, could be in town). Jazz, funk, soul, League insists melody is key. Pat Metheny is a fan. Will Snarky Puppy’s Gateshead gig become that of folklore? Hall Two, Sage, Sunday, is the place to be to find out!
Russell.

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