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Bebop Spoken There

Lou Donaldson: "(On Art Blakey) Everything changed. Especially when the women came in, sat down in the front row, and raised their skirts above their knees. Then the drums got louder, the tempos got faster, and every tune was a drum solo" - (JazzTimes, November 2019.)

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Today Saturday December 14

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy - Isabella Community Centre, Ogle Drive, Blyth NE24 5JF. Tel: 01670 543773. 11:00am-1:00pm. Free. Christmas Fair.

Jazz Attack - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 3:30pm. Free (concourse). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Jambone - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 4:00pm. Free but ticketed (Sage Two). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. Second night of two.

Sold Out!

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Blues/Funk/Soul

Loft Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Classic Swing Coming Soon to Monkseaton on Tuesdays

The newly formed band, Classic Swing, start a weekly lunchtime residency on Tuesday, October 31 (and all subsequent Tuesdays) at The Ship on Front St. in Monkseaton NE25 8DP. The pub is easily accessible being only a 2-minute walk from Monkseaton Metro Station.
Fronted by trumpeter and occasional clarinetist Bob Wade, the band will also feature the vocals of Olive Rudd along with, Jim McBriarty on reeds and vocals; Colin Haikney on Keys; Alan Rudd on double bass and an, as yet, unnamed drummer.
The band, whose style is predominantly mainstream also play Monday Lunchtimes at the Marquis of Granby, Sunniside.
Both gigs are from 1pm to 3pm.
Lance

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