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14336 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 555 of them this year alone and, so far, 55 this month (June 19).

From This Moment On ...

June

Sat 25-Sun 26: Harambee Pasadia Festival @ The Hub, Shaw Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8TD. www.harambeepasadiafestival.com. Line-up inc. Kevin Haynes Groupo Elegua, Hannabiell & the Midnight Blue Collective, Knats. Tickets from £20.00. adult, £10.00. teen (12-17).
Sat 25: Wild Women of Wylam @ Daniel Farm, Wylam. 7:00pm. £20.00. (inc. food).
Sat 25: Julija Jacenaite @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 26 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Outdoor (indoor if inclement weather).
Sun 26: Mississippi Dreamboats @ Springwell Village Community Venue, Gateshead. 2:30pm. A ‘1940s’ Weekend’ event (from 1:00pm).
Sun 26: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 26: Los Chichanos @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 27: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 28: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Dean Stockdale, Paul Grainger, Sid White.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 30: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 30: Lights Out By Nine @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 30: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 30: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

July

Fri 01: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 01: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: Swing Manouche @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm (doors). £20.00.
Fri 01: 1920s Speakeasy w live jazz @ The Exchange, North Shields. 8:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Fri 01: Struggle Buggy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. Blind Pig Blues Club. 8:00pm.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Something for everyone at Newcastle Jazz and Blues

I was so excited when I received the following press release. However my enthusiasm was somewhat dampened after I read the first sentence... 
Over 75 live bands will take over a town centre this weekend to show off their talents in the Newcastle-under-Lyme Jazz & Blues Festival.
This year there are quality acts from around the UK and even as far afield as Greece and the USA, amid a hand-picked selection of the best local talent.
The gigs will take place over the bank holiday weekend in 17 venues across town and most are free entry. This year gigs will take place in locations you would less expect – such as the market square on Saturday at 12pm, and the Roebuck Shopping Centre lobby, as well as people’s favourite venues around town.
But the event is not just for music fanatics. There will be plenty for people of all walks of life and the whole family to enjoy. On Sunday there will be a craft and artisan market featuring a host of handmade and specialist products, as well as funfair rides for the kids and the chance to join in free ‘jitterbug’ dance workshops at the Missoula bar at 3pm.
And on bank holiday Monday, there will be a charity market and fun day with a host of stalls and fun activities to entertain the family.
Town Centre Manager Matt Taylor said:
“The Town Centre Partnership has worked with licensees to make this a really great event, with a programme which is genuinely packed with quality jazz and blues.
“From the second the festival kicks off with the Remi Harris Trio through to when The Funkbreakers play the final slot, there is a non-stop line-up of talent which just should not be missed by music fans.
“There are also a few performances which blur the edges of the genre to keep everyone happy, although this year we have taken the festival back to its Jazz and Blues theme on the whole”.
To help bring in new talent from further afield and broaden the horizons of the festival, the Town Centre Partnership has also been working with Big Bear Music which is responsible for the Birmingham Jazz and Blues festival. Representative from Big Bear Music Jim Simpson said:
“Birmingham Jazz Festival is now in its 30th year and it is a pleasure to bring some of what we have learned to help Newcastle deliver such a fantastic event.
“We are very much looking forward to enjoying what can only be described as a great programme in action in the town’s venues this weekend”.
Newcastle Borough council is also supporting the event with free parking on all council car parks and on-street charging zones over the Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
For the full festival guide, go to www.newcastlejazzandblues.co.uk 
Maybe next year we can substitute "under-Lyme" with "upon-Tyne"?
Lance.

1 comment :

Jim Fay (on F/b) said...

Ooops!

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