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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 22, 2017

Take the Blue Train on Thursday













Gateshead Railway Club, which recently started hosting blues nights, is holding a 4 week Thursday night - see how it goes - series of jazz gigs. Organised by David Wares who also hosts a jazz program on Spark FM 107 which, I'm led to believe, recently had Debra Milne/Steve Glendinning playing live on the show and that the duo is scheduled for a follow-up Railway Club appearance.
First session is this Thursday - October 26 - and may feature David's own band, Thelonious Punk. The following week, David Keighley's Space Gong is billed to appear and, as David Wares has yet to book a band for November 9, by a process of elimination, it may well be Debbie and Steve for November 2. Bands interested in playing should contact David via Spark FM.
Lance.