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Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

Postage

16382 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 262 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (April 20).

From This Moment On ...

April

Tue 23: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Victoria & Albert Inn, Seaton Delaval. 12:30-3:30pm. £12.00. ‘St George’s Day Afternoon Tea’. Gig with ‘Lashings of Victoria Sponge Cake, along with sandwiches & scones’.
Tue 23: Jalen Ngonda @ Newcastle University Students’ Union. POSTPONED!

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 24: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 24: Sinatra: Raw @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm. Richard Shelton.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Death Trap @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Rambert Dance Co. Two pieces inc. Goat (inspired by the music of Nina Simone) with on-stage musicians.

Thu 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 25: Jim Jams @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 1:15pm. Jim Jams’ funk collective.
Thu 25: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 25: Death Trap @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Rambert Dance Co. Two pieces inc. Goat (inspired by the music of Nina Simone) with on-stage musicians.
Thu 25: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 25: Kate O’Neill, Alan Law & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Neil Brodie (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass); Garry Hadfield (keys).

Fri 26: Graham Hardy Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Fri 26: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 26: Paul Skerritt with the Danny Miller Big Band @ Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 26: Abbie Finn’s Finntet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Sat 27: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Vault, Darlington. 6:00pm. Free.
Sat 27: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 28: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: More Jam Festival Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Swing Dance workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00-4:00pm. Free (registration required). A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox: The '10' Tour @ Glasshouse International Centre for Music, Gateshead. 7:30pm. £41.30 t0 £76.50.
Sun 28: Alligator Gumbo @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Jerron Paxton @ The Cluny, Newcastle. Blues, jazz etc.

Mon 29: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 29: Michael Young Trio @ The Engine Room, Sunderland. 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jazz Café Update

Jazz Cafe summer closure
The Jazz Cafe has just closed down for its summer break and will re-open on Tuesday 1st September.
Advance ticket sales for September
This email is to give you details of three very special and musically varied Jazz Cafe promotions in September for which tickets are on sale now at the Details Art Materials Shop at Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road NE1 1SG. You can purchase tickets in person, or by phone to be posted by ‘recorded delivery’ for a fee  of  £2.50 for any quantity. Tel. 0191 261 5999 office hours.
Revised License
As from September the Cafe will have a revised license allowing access for young people up to 11pm when accompanied by a responsible adult. We will also be permitted to serve draught beers on the bar: keg lager plus a guest real ale.
Other events in September
For details of our free admission jam sessions and Saturday night duo performances as well as of the regular monthly Jazz North East Schmazz presentation please access our website at www.jazzcafe-newcastle.co.uk/
THE THREE MAJOR SEPTEMBER EVENTS
(1)   Mark Pringle’s Moveable Feast Trio  –  Upstairs in the Cafe  9.00pm Friday 11th September  –. £6.00 / £5.00 advance.
Pianist Mark Pringle, aged just 24, but already described by The Independent as “Stupendously talented,”  has recently graduated from  jazz studies at Birmingham Conservatoire and in October begins two years further study  in Berlin, Copenhagen and Amsterdam on a highly sought after place on the European Jazz Masters (EUJAM) Programme.
This year, thanks to a Peter Whittingham Award he has created and recorded a 12-piece ensemble, “Moveable Feast,” which tours nationally in September. The Moveable Feast Trio which he brings to the Jazz Cafe on  September 11th  - Mark on piano, James Banner double bass and Euan Palmer drums – is described by Mark as the creative core of the 12-piece where his compositions are explored with greater freedom and communicative energy.
The Independent described his piano duo album with John Law ‘This Is’ as “so full of joy that it can renew your faith not just in jazz , but music itself.”
The late John Taylor, leading European jazz pianist and composer said of Mark “Mark Pringle is an exceptionally gifted pianist and composer, and a remarkable improviser. 'A Moveable Feast' is a striking example of his writing and playing”
Listen to Mark Pringle’s music at  << sound cloud .com/markpringle >> and at <<markpringle.bandcamp.com>>
(2)  Alice Grace Quintet   – Upstairs in the Cafe  9.00pm Friday 18th September – £6.00 / £5.00 in advance
Alice Grace’s career as a jazz vocalist began aged 12 with a local big band in Kent, moved on to the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (as did Amy Winehouse) and then to appearances with the house band at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. After all that, jazz studies at the London Guildhall School of Music and the Amsterdam Conservatoire must have seemed almost an anti-climax!
Alice names Ella and Diana Krall as major influences and her career post-graduation has  been conventional enough for a “ jazzer”, singing with jazz and soul ensembles in venues large – including London’s Southbank Centre and Royal Albert Hall – and more intimate across the UK and Europe and most recently in Dubai and across the Emirates where she co-founded her own band. But this “jazzer” has another string to her bow. She lends her soulful tone to producers of drum n bass, dubstep and house music and also composes for these genres.
Upstairs at the Jazz Cafe Alice’s jazz side will be to the fore with an evening of originals and classic jazz standards accompanied by a hand-picked local band including another exciting recent incomer to the Northern jazz scene like herself, the drummer Russ Morgan.
Alice Grace vocals; Peter Gilligan keys; Paul Gowland tenor & alto saxes; Paul Grainger double bass; Russ Morgan drums
(3) Soundbone Plays Led Zep  –  Upstairs in the Cafe  9.00pm  Friday 25th September– £7.00 / £5.00 advance.
Ex – Oz, now Edinburgh – based trombonist Chris Greive’s adventurous, ground-breaking trio NeWt was renowned for its “satisfying clash of tone colours” (Jazzwise) and “urgent but compact sound” (The Herald, Glasgow) and played a number of times on Tyneside. Now Chris (trombone and electronics,including octave – divider for bass lines!), with NeWt’s outstandingly creative guitarist Graeme Stephen and drummer David Carnegie from Barbados and Tyneside, have formed Soundbone to play free – ranging versions of some Led Zep classics. The trio pays homage to the massive riffs and weight of the originals, while bringing a prog-jazz approach to each of the songs.
a good number of the big guns are here : an emphatically riffing Communication Breakdown, a superbly stylish Kashmir, a rattlin’ Moby Dick and an Immigration Song that threatens the Jazz Bar’s foundations.” (The Herald Glasgow) “More structured episodes are interspersed with bouts of fiery free improv mayhem....Powerful and inventive music of a high order.” (The List)
Mike Tilley, Dave Clarke and the Jazz Cafe Team


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