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14454 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 732 of them this year alone and, so far, 30 this month (August 11).

From This Moment On ...

August

Thu 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 18: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 18: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Thu 18: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Bridge Hotel, Newcastle. Strictly Smokin’ Big Band. 7:00pm. Free (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Thu 18: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guests: Dave Archbold (keys); Dan Johnson (sax); Josh Bentham (sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Ron Smith (bass)

Fri 19: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 19: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 19: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 19: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri. 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Ayr Jazz Club, Fairfield House Hotel, Fairfield Rd, AYR KA7 2AS. 7:30pm. For accommodation call the hotel on 01292 267461. For tickets call Ayr Jazz Club Secretary, Stuart McLean, on 01292 590773.
Fri 19: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie @ St Cuthbert’s Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 19: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Harry Keeble Duo + Northern Monkey Brass Band. £15.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Fri 19: Mo Scott @ The Millstone, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Scott w Gary Dunn, Neil Harland & Paul Smith.

Sat 20: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Tyne Bank Brewery, Newcastle. All day event (from 1:30pm): Riviera Effect + Alter Ego + Graham Hardy Quartet + Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie + Ivo Neame Quartet. £17.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Sat 20: Anth Purdy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations).
Sat 20: Boys of Brass @ Brandling Villa, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 21 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 21: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Tyne Bank Brewery, Newcastle. All day event (from 1:30pm): Lindsay Hannon & Alan Law + Knats + David Gray’s Flextet + Ben Gilbert Trio + Emma Rawicz. £17.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Sun 21: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.

Mon 22: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 23: FILM: Space is the Place @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle. 6:25pm. Dir. John Coney (1974). Starring Sun Ra!
Tue 23: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Durham. 7:00pm. Free (to reserve a table phone 0191 386 5556).
Tue 23: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Steve Glendinning, Paul Grainger, Abbie Finn.

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 24: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Master of the Glen Returns to the Chilli

(Preview by Russell/Photo courtesy of Mike Tilley)
Dave Weisser’s long running weekly workshop invites the occasional guest to play a set. Wednesday 18 November sees the return of the Alan Glen Trio. Mr Glen goes way back with trumpeter Dave Weisser. Master pianist Glen doesn’t play too many gigs these days so this is a rare chance to hear him in action.
Modern jazz standards and the GAS book is Glen’s thing and he has with him two of the best in the business; the two Pauls – P Grainger, double bass, and drummer P Wight. 

The one hour set will dispense with introductions, you’ll get full value for money. Part of the fun is to guess the tune from Glen’s sometimes heavily disguised opening verse. It’s just as well the two Pauls are in on it! The Alan Glen Trio will play the middle set of three. A Dave Weisser workshop invariably offers a surprise or two, so get along by eight to catch all of the action.

The Chillingham’s beers are always tip top (ask at the bar for a card and be sure to get it stamped each time you buy a pint and when you’ve filled-up the card you’re next pint is a freebie!). Chillingham Road Metro is nearby, similarly the 62/63 bus stops close by and if you must, there’s a large pub car park. £1.00 admission (be sure to enter the raffle - £1.00 a ticket), sitters-in welcome, but please, sit and listen to the Alan Glen Trio.   
Russell

3 comments :

Mal Maddock (on F/b) said...

Oh man what a massive part of my early musical education.... I used to go & watch "The Alan Glen Complex " that featured some stunning musicians ... Alan on Rhodes & synth, Barry Black/Derek Lunn : Drums, Ray Truscott : Bass, Terry Ellis : Guitar & a great tenor player called Bill Golding.... Exciting times & great to see Alan still making music !

Tom Henderson (on F/b) said...

Alan & Terry Ellis were in my Quartet at Greys Club with Ron Studholme,After Ken Morell &John Davies left, happy days!

Anonymous said...

I used to go to hear Alan's quintet at The Cooperage on the Quayside. Great band and very interesting music. Same personnel as Mal mentions. I remember Terry Ellis used his blonde Gibson 345.
Roly

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