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Dayna Stephens: "I always tell them [students] there will never be anyone who will play it [EWI] as technically proficient as this cat [Michael Brecker] did." - (JazzTimes June 2019).

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Today Tuesday June 25

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

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

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Lisa Mills @ Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival - July 2

(Review by Annie O' Donnell)
Lisa tells us she had 4 hours sleep and drove on the wrong side of road,
from where they drive in her Birth town in Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama where she now lives as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
She took us all to the church with her Gospel Country songs...
Sister Rosetta's The River is pure soul 
Sing Sing Sing Alleluia ...an Acapella delivery with her hand tapping on guitar as accompaniment
was something else...she stood alone on stage and belted out her God Given Voice. 
In these days of plastic retakes etc. She was 
MOVING TOUCHING. VULNERABLE POWERFUL
AND HAS THE YES YES FACTOR

Lisa is a Spiritual lady and I could sense her Faith
in her raw projection of what lies in her soul
her voice reflects the contents..
The song, Tell Me, is a prayer. The line,
Tell Me What Am I Supposed To Do? from her new album, I'M CHANGING

Her voice is Country Blues Gospel with Jazz Filtering through
in her Swing The Blues style, she is the real deal, no pastiche.
She commands with a powerful Acapella voice,
contrasted to an angelic whisper...
This beautiful auburn haired lady with a
Celtic look and smile and voice
as rich as the great Mississippi river
is a force to be reckoned with..
she is the gentle breeze and a whooshing wind ..
she could have been singing
Celtic Folk songs she has the
love of music written all over her face
and in her voice.

HER NEW ALBUM IS DEFINITELY WORTH BUYING...

Annie O' Donnell 

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