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Vadim Neselovskyi, Professor of Jazz Piano, Berklee College of Music: “Every pianist has to deal with a very complex left-hand part at some point. This is the essential pianistic experience – to split your brain into two halves and execute two very different tasks at the same time.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Roscoe Mitchell: “To me, improvisation is trying to improve your skills so you can make these on-point compositional decisions. That takes practice.” – (Down Beat September 2017)

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Today Monday September 25

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Classic Swing - Marquis of Granby, Streetgate, Sunniside NE16 5ES. 0191 4880954. 1pm. Free. New mainstream gig w. Bob Wade (trumpet); Olive Rudd (vocal) and other familiar faces.
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Alastair Lord (trumpet) & Kris Thomsett (organ) - St. Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle NE1 1PF. 1:05. Free (retiring collection).
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Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

DJAZZ : The Durham City Jazz Festival Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th June

(Press release)
A new festival in Durham will bring together the region’s best jazz musicians with the city’s most intriguing music venues.
From big bands to duos and jam sessions to club nights the festival is a chance to experience jazz in all its forms – in a host of unique settings.
Empty Shop CIC and Durham University Jazz Society have teamed up to put together this eclectic weekend which celebrates the fact that Durham is a city falling ever-more in love with the sounds of jazz!
Featuring more than 25 events taking place across seven different venues the festival has something for everyone and in its first year a weekend ticket is just £10!
Carlo Viglianisi, Director of Empty Shop CIC said:
“Tucked away in empty shops, barber shops, laundrettes and on corners of cobbled streets DJAZZ is a music festival that really reflects Durham as city – it’s not to be missed!”
Heather Spencer, President of Durham University Jazz Society said:
“It’s fantastic for students to be working with local venues and musicians. We love the Durham Jazz Scene and setting the festival up is our way of giving something back to the city”
The festival venues are:
The Barber of Neville
Durham Miner’s Hall
Empty Shop HQ
Fowler’s Yard
Jam Jah @ Alington House
The Old Cinema Laundrette
Studio
Featured acts include:
Archipelago; Triptych; Durham University Big Band; Swing Manouche; Taupe
and many more.
For full details and ticket info visit www.emptyshop.org/djazz
Over 25 events, spread across 7 venues over 3 days.
Live jazz / DJ sets / jam sessions /club night / beer festival / and so much more
DJAZZ is organised by Empty Shop CIC and Durham University Jazz Society
Contact Nick Malyan on nick@emptyshop.org

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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