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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guest Don Fairley (trombone).

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

Sunday, March 13, 2016

RIP Naná Vasconcelos

Brazillian percussion Naná Vasconcelos passed away on March 9 aged 71. A player able to adapt to many styles Naná Vasconcelos won 7 consecutive Down Beat Critics' awards as Best Percussionist and also 8 Grammy Awards.
Sadly missed,
Lance.
NY Times Obituary.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Chris Yates' 1988 Newcastle Jazz Festival programme notes said of Vasconcelos: The spectacular Brazilian percussionist has astonished Newcastle audiences twice recently with his polyrhythmic virtuosity in the diverse company of the Jan Garbarek Quartet and Don Cherry's Nu'. Vasconcelos' Newcastle Playhouse concert appearance on May 11 that year featured Cyro Batista (percussion), Teese Grol (keyboards) and Sergio Brandao (bass).

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