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Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Monday March 19


Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Higher Education & Research Presents: Future Grooves - Sage Gateshead. 12 noon. £5.00. Showcase performances by BMus & BA degree course students feat jazz & non-jazz sets.


Higher Education & Research Presents: Future Grooves - Sage Gateshead. 7:00pm. £5.00. Showcase performances by BMus & BA degree course students feat jazz & non-jazz sets.

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

Friday, September 11, 2015

RIP Alan Palliser

Alan Palliser, former pianist with, among others, the River City Jazzmen and the Ronnie Young Band passed away on Sept. 6.
A fine pianist, adaptable to a variety of settings, he will be sadly missed. I particularly remember the Sunday morning sessions in the early/mid '80s at Newcastle's City Vaults with the Ronnie Young Band.
Funeral will take place at Holy Cross Church, Ryton on Monday Sept. 14.
Alan Palliser was 80 year old.
Rest In Peace


Derrick Cogger said...

From Basie to Bach. RIP Alan.

Anne DeVere Harper (on F/b) said...

So sorry to hear this.

Gordon Solomon said...

I knew that Alan had heart problems for a number of years but nevertheless the news is a shock. Alan was a fine pianist, - he had many influences but Erroll Garner and Teddy Wilson were his favourites. His version of Autumn Leaves was always guaranteed to be a high spot of the session, and as you said, he had a wide range of styles - I think Derek's comment sums it up nicely. I think I'm right in saying he started playing in the 1950's with trumpeter Joe Errington in a band called the Alleycats. RIP.

Roy Willis (on F/b) said...

Condolences to Alan's family.

Barry said...

Sorry to hear about this great jazz player he will be missed Margaret and Barry Aitchison

Barbara said...

hi I am Alan's daughter, thanks so much for this lovely mention for my dad, and thanks to those who have commented too. We had a lovely service and played his music in the church, it sounded great on the church sound system :) Yes the Alleycats was his first band, I have a great photo but not sure how to post it here. We talked about his music in the eulogy and enjoyed reminiscing old stories.

Lance said...

So pleased everything went well today.I'd love to see the photo Barbara - could you email it to me?

Barbara said...

just sent it through to you now Lance, hope it reaches you ok.


Condolences from Hong Kong. A wonderful piano player.
Colin Aitchison

Helen said...

Hi Barbara
I'm Joe's daughter who played trumpet with your dad in the Alley cats - here's a brief history and a few pics!the-alley-cats-jazz-band/c1szy you might like to see.


Unknown said...

So sad to hear this and to find out over two years later. I worked with Alan down here in Solihull and was greatly influenced by him. He was a great guy. A man's man. I was just thinking about him a few minutes ago and Googled his name, to discover this sad news. RIP Big man...

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