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Today

As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Blaydon Update

Sunday 15th March - 8pm - Adm. £7.00
Strictly Smokin' Big Band led by Michael Lamb
Close up and intimate with a full size, top class Big Band. One which is consistently getting rave reviews! Should be quite an exciting evening.
Sunday 19th April - 8pm - £5.00
Dean Stockdale Quartet plays the music of Oscar Peterson
Superb pianist Dean returned to the North East two years ago, following a lengthy period working professionally in London. Along with guitarist James Birkett and bassist Neil Harland, he plays music associated with of one of the all-time jazz piano greats, the iconic Oscar Peterson.
Sunday 17th May - 8pm - £5.00
Mark Toomey with the Jeremy McMurray Trio play the music of Charlie Parker
Fantastic bop styled altoist Mark Toomey joins with Jeremy pno, Peter Ayton bass and Paul Smith drms to play music associated with one of the absolute pivotal figures in all of jazz, the mercurial Charlie 'Yardbird' Parker. Complete with a few anecdotes about the great man's life.

Sunday 21st June - 8pm - £5.00
Keith Stephen's Hot Club Trio with singer Caroline Irwin
Keith's Django styled trio plus vivacious singer Caroline. And featuring the driving slap bass maestro Bruce Rollo.
Lively and entertaining!

Sunday 5th July - 8pm - £5.00 (EXTRA DATE)
Colin Aitchison tpt, Franco Valussi clnt, Steve Andrews sax + Rhythm
An extra Blaydon date featuring Hong Kong ex-pat Geordie Colin Aitchison (a Satchmo styled trumpeter), Benny Goodman styled Italian clarinetist Franco Valussi, both over here for a short visit, and our own great Hawkins styled tenor sax man Steve Andrews.

Sunday 19th July - 8pm - £5.00
Ruth Lambert Trio
Ruth is one of the region's finest and most experienced jazz singers. From solo (with her guitar) to small group to big band - she can do it all. Here she is with her new trio featuring two great north east musicians - Giles Strong on guitar and Mick Shoulder on double bass.

Sunday 16th August - 8pm - £5.00
Paul Edis Trio play music associated with Duke Ellington
Pianist Paul Edis is deservedly acquiring a national profile. A wonderful young player! For this concert his trio explores music associated with one of the seminal jazz artists - Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington.

1 comment :

Bill Harper said...

all sounds great--wish it was cheaper to pop across!!!

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