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Today Wednesday February 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

After Hours #4: Stéphane Grappelli - Cafédral Durham, Owengate, Durham DH1 3HB. 7:30pm. £5.00. (concs. available). Sonia Rae (violin); Tom Burgess (guitar); Jack Theaker (guitar); Angus Shennan (keyboards); David Byfield (drums) + Clara Falkowska (flugelhorn, violin). ‘The life and work of Stéphane Grappelli’. Durham University Jazz Society event.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Can Anyone Help?

I wonder if you could help me. I am looking for more information about my granddad’s music career - photos or anything.
His name was Thomas Danby he was from Bishop Auckland and was a drummer in a number of jazz bands playing in local pubs and clubs around the north east,
In the Second World War he worked for the mines but was down South a lot with various bands.
I know this isn't much to go on as my father’s side haven't got much about his musical side.
It's ok if you have nothing I thought I would ask though
Kind regards
Sarah Danby Cooper.

1 comment :

Steve Andrews said...

It's not a clear photo but that tenor looks very like my Pierret "Vibrator" with the underslung octave key, which from the 1930's belonged to a chap called Max Cresswell from Whitley Bay, who played all over the North East, including with Peter Fielding at the Oxford Galleries in the mid-'30's. I've never seen another of these rare saxes in the NE. It doesn't look like a King Super 20 or a Conn Connqueror, both of which had underslung octave keys, but rather different to this.