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Sunday, July 12, 2015

RIP Ashington Jazz Club

It is with great regret and after lot of thought that I have decided that I must close down the jazz club. It is no longer viable in its present format. The final session will be on the 5th August 2015
3 reasons:-
Falling numbers - half of what we need.
Lack of disabled access.
Several health & safety issues with the venue.
Another time another place? I will give my full support to anyone prepared to take it on
Many thanks for your friendship and support over the last 6 years at the Elephant and 31 years for the club.
Friends in jazz
John

5 comments :

Lance said...

Sorry to hear that John - I know how much work you put in to keep it going.
Friends in Jazz

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

So sad that the club has had to end its run. But many, many thanks to John for keeping it alive for so long, and introducing us to so many different artists / bands that we would almost certainly have missed. Thanks again John.

Roly said...

Sad news. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication John and Jimmy Charlton before you. It was always much appreciated by the musicians and those who came along - something to be very proud of. Roly

EmmaFiskJazzVio said...

Sorry to hear that John, and thanks for the gigs at Ashington!!
Emma

PADDY said...

Very sad news that will leave a large chasm in the heart of northeast jazz & for those of us who love this little oasis of musical escapism.

PADDY.

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