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Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Wednesday March 21


Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Rod Sinclair & Tom Fletcher - The Vault, Hallgate, Hexham NE46 1XD. 2:00pm. £7.50.


Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Thursday, August 03, 2017

RIP Lily Veitch

It is my sad duty to report the passing today (August 3) of Lily Veitch, mother of well-known guitarist Roly Veitch, the organiser of Blaydon Jazz Club.
Lily was an enthusiastic supporter of the music and frequently accompanied Roly to concerts and gigs, particularly those held at the various venues in the town where Blaydon Jazz Club was encamped.
Always a keen dancer, the young Lily is 3rd from the left in the photo of the dancing troupe she was part of. The more recent photo was taken, with Roly, at the celebration of her 90th birthday.
Our condolences go out to Roly, Christine and all the family as well as to those of us who will miss a lovely lady.
Lily Veitch was 96, sadly missed, may she Rest In Peace.
PS: Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.


Pam Young (on F/b) said...

So sorry to hear this, Lily was a lovely lady, my condolences to Roly and family.

Jo Edis (on F/b) said...

Our condolences Roly ,a lovely lady! X

Roy Willis (on F/b) said...

Sorry to hear the sad news Roly.

Hilary Say (on F/b) said...

So sorry to hear the sad news. Condolences to Roly and family. xx

Elaine Francis (on F/b) said...

Ah goodness. Sorry to hear that. Love to Roly and family x

Eric McKenzie Stutt (on F/b) said...

R.I.P. LIly!!

John Hallam (on F/b) said...

My condolences to the family. I know it has been a tough time for you all.
Mrs. Veitch was a nice lady with a great love of jazz.

Jude Murphy (on F/b) said...

Oh, so sad. She was lovely. Condolences to Roly and family

Pablo Gowlando (on F/b) said...

Sympathies to Roly and family!

Mia Webb (on F/b) said...

Such sad news, lily was an absolute diamond of a lady. She always made time to talk with me when I saw her at various venues and I always received a Christmas card from her bless her heart. My condolences to Roly and family xx

Keith Robinson (on F/b). said...

So sorry to hear this Roly. Thinking of you

William Harper (on F/b) said...

So sad to hear the news Roly-- your Mam was a lovely lady & a great supporter of Blaydon jazz--she will be greatly missed.

Emma Fisk said...

It was always lovely to have a chat with Lily at gigs - sending lots of love Roly x

Anne DeVere Harper (on F/b) said...

Oh no everyone who knew her will be very sad.

Brian Bennett said...

Roly, I remember you sang 'Pennies from Heaven' with the VCJ at one of our 'Jazz Embassy' gigs at the Mansion House some years ago. Lily was there, too. The look of pride and admiration on her face said it all, your mother was also your biggest fan. Rest in peace.

Robert Alan Smith (on F/b) said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Roly.

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