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Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00pm - 10pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

If I Were a Painter by Elftet
















(Review by Lance)
Elftet, an 11 piece led by 21-year-old vibist Jonny Mansfield are releasing an evocative video cover of a Norah Jones'  number sung by Ella Hohnen Ford. It compares well with the original and the artwork by Laura Armstrong is stunning too!
Mansfield and the band, which is one of  the most exciting new young bands to appear on the [unfortunately] southern scene, are currently organising a  crowdfunding appeal to launch their first album which will feature Gareth Lochrane and Chris Potter. To learn more and how you can help, 
go to https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/recording-the-debut-jonny-mansfield-elftet-album.
Lance.
Ella Hohnen Ford - Vocals & Flute; James Davison - Trumpet and Flugel; Tom Smith - Alto, Tenor Sax and Flute; George Millard - Tenor Sax and Bass Clarinet; Rory Ingham – Trombone; Dom Ingham - Violin; Laura Armstrong – Cello; Oliver Mason – Guitar; Jonny Mansfield – Vibraphone; Will Harris – Bass; Boz Martin-Jones - Drums.

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