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Today Saturday February 29

Afternoon

Jazz

Great North Big Band Jazz Festival - Park View Community Centre, Church Chare, Chester le Street DH3 3PZ.. Tel: 07958 302745. 12:00 noon. Open Section (senior) competition. (Winners’ concert - 7:00pm). £15.00. weekend ticket, £12.00. day ticket, £5.00. under 16. Day 2/3.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Keith Nichols w New Century Ragtime Orchestra - Caedmon Hall, Gateshead Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN. 7:30pm. Tickets £15.00 from 0191 281 4011. Line-up includes guests Keith Nichols (piano, vocals) & Nick Ward (drums).

Mike Lovatt w Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 8:00pm. £14.70. Trumpet virtuoso w SSBB.

Mansion of Snakes - Cobalt Studios, Boyd St., Newcastle. 9:00pm. Donations. Cobalt’s Late Night Jazz Club. Band + DJ.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Red Hot Riot - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Monday, February 08, 2016

Equinox for the Quakerhouse

Four Leeds College of Music students head up the road to Darlington to play a gig at Darlington Jazz Club on Sunday (February 14). Drummer Abbie Finn is from around these parts and will surely show her band mates the lay of the land. The Quakerhouse, tucked away in Mechanics’ Yard, is as good a place as any to start. A proper pub, the Camra awards adorning the walls are testament to its popularity and good beer. There must be a beer drinker in the band, they can’t all be new breed student tee-totallers!
 Abbie, a one-time member of the County Durham Youth Big Band, will be joined by Jake Rider (alto sax), Sam Lowther (guitar) and bassist Manraj Lall. The quartet will receive a warm reception in the upstairs room at the Quakerhouse. If Abbie’s Equinox band mates have half her talent Sunday evening in Darlington has all the makings of a memorable gig. Doors at 5:30pm, first set 6:00pm. Arrive early, it will be a full house.
Russell.

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