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Curtis Stigers: “I’m a jazz singer. I’m not a saxophonist. When I stand in front of a band like the Danish Radio Big Band or Ronnie Scott’s, I usually tend to leave the instrument on the stand.” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Tamsin Austin, Director of Performance Programme, Sage Gateshead: “SummerTyne is our largest festival and we absolutely love it!” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Today Saturday July 22

Afternoon
SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day two of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Big Chris Barber Band - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.50/£20.50.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Cookers Sage Gateshead!

(Preview by Russell)
Monday night there is only one place to be and that is Sage Gateshead. One of the great line-ups in jazz returns to play Sage Two following a triumphant appearance at the 2015 Gateshead International Jazz Festival. The Cookers – bop masters par excellence – made a huge impression last time around and Monday evening is sure to be one of those ‘I was there’ occasions.

The Cookers have an unbelievable pedigree; collectively band members have contributed to literally thousands of recording sessions (many of them with the biggest jazz names in history) and to see – and hear – these seven men on stage will be a privilege. The band is on a European tour and this Sage Gateshead date, one of four, offers a rare opportunity to hear the band on these shores. Band leader and trumpeter David Weiss has assembled the dream line-up of fellow trumpeter Eddie Henderson, Billy Harper, tenor, Craig Handy on alto, Danny Grissett, piano, Cecil McBee, double bass and master drummer Billy Hart.

Don’t miss this one. Monday 14th November. Contact Sage Gateshead’s ticket office now – telephone 0191 443 4661.          

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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