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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.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

National Youth Jazz Collective @ Kings Place. Sept. 12

Ella Hohnen (voice); ? (ten); ? (clt/bs clt); ? (pno); ? (gtr); ?(bs gtr); ? (dms). (Names to follow - see comment).
Elsewhere, Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick were performing but for me the National Youth Jazz Collective performing on one of the free stages held more appeal. Average age 15, they gave a performance that belied their tender years.
Was ever a singer more appropriately named than this Ella. Using her voice instrumentally she blended in perfectly with the horns who were themselves quite something else. Apologies for not getting the names, hopefully later.
It was good to meet up with one of their tutors again - Issie Barratt last seen conducting the Voice of the North Jazz Orchestra some years back. Issie, along with Mark Lockheart, Norma Winstone and Mike Walker, has done a grand job with these youngsters.
Also said hello to Martin Hummel of Edition Records.
Lance.
PS: Photo from F/b)

1 comment :

Ella Hohnen Ford (on F/b) said...

- Ella Hohnen Ford on vocals
- Gabriel Davies on bass
- Ewan Moore on drums
- Alex Parry on pno
- Nick Fitch on guitar
- Asha Parkinson on Tenor
- Gustavo Clayton-Marucci on clarinet/bass clarinet