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Hugh Masekela: “I advise every kid to check out their past because without a past you are in limbo.” (Songlines December 2017)

Leo Richardson: “I think your image is really important. You look at those old Blue Note recordings and you look at the liner note, the booklet and they’re in the studio and they’re wearing shirt and ties. They used to wear suits all the time.” – (Jazzwise December 2017/January 2018)

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Lance

Today Friday December 15

Afternoon

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz Café Christmas Party - Jazz Café. 8:00pm. Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law (8:00pm), Mo Scott Band (9:00pm). £10.00. (£8.00. advance).

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 7:30pm. First night of two. A guaranteed sellout.

Kentucky Cowtippers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Ray Dales - Traveller’s Rest, West Auckland Road, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:30pm. £8.00.

The Standards - Bar Loco, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle NE1 4PG. 7:00pm. Free. South American band playing a Greenpeace benefit.

CoSYJO - Washington Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington NE38 8AB. Tel: 0191 561 3455. 7:00pm. £6.00. (£4.00. concs.). CoSYJO (City of Sunderland Youth Jazz Orchestra).

Smokin’ Spitfires - Platform 1, Station Street, Bedlington NE22 7JW. Tel: 01670 828808. 7:00pm. £5.50. Enhanced line-up (The Mighty Smokin’ Spitfires) with David Blakey (trumpet) & Lloyd Howell (drums).

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

Sophie Armstrong: Jazz at Christmas - Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Eastern Lane, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1AJ. Tel: 01289 330999. 7:30pm. £13.00.

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

Monday, September 01, 2014

Glasgow and Edinburgh Vote 'Yes' For Jazz!

Bridge Music, the organisation that promotes jazz in the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh and Glasgow Art Club, has announced a full programme for September and October.
New York-based pianist John Colianni’s (pictured right) big swinging quartet leads a stylistically varied September menu in both venues (Edinburgh, Wed 3 and Glasgow, Thu 4), followed by drummer Tom Bancroft’s new experimental project, Vincent with Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and bassist Una McGlone (10th and 11th). Scottish National Jazz Orchestra stalwarts, trumpeter Tom MacNiven and trombonist Phil O’Malley front their Blue Note-styled quintet (17th and 18th). Polish guitarist Przemyslaw Straczek brings his international quartet to Scotland for the first time (24th and 25th) and drummer Ollie Howell slots in an extra Bridge Music gig with his quintet at the Edinburgh venue on Sunday September 21).
October sees guitarist Jim Mullen return to home ground (Edinburgh, Wed 1 and Glasgow Thu 2) with his quartet. Then, having premiered his double big band commission Pro-Am in late July, saxophonist Paul Towndrow gets a bit more compact with his Organ Trio (8th and 9th). Another Glasgow based saxophonist, Brian Molley (pictured left) continues to spread the word of his debut album, Clock (15th and 16th) and Yorkshire’s Eyes Shut Tight and Scottish horn quartet Brass Jaw share the next midweek slots, with the former in Edinburgh (22nd) and the latter in Glasgow (23rd). Guitarist Nigel Price’s Organ Trio completes the line-up with gigs in Edinburgh (29th) and Glasgow (30th) as part of their extensive autumn UK tour. Further information is available from www.bridgemusic.co.uk
Rob Adams.

1 comment :

Chris de Saram said...

John Colianni's Quartet also plays Wakefield Jazz on Friday 5th September - a bit closer to N E ? Nigel Price's Organ Trio with Alex Garnett also comes to Wakefield on Friday 3rd October.
See wakefieldjazz.org for more details and a host more great gigs.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
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