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Today Thursday June 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra - Arc, Dovecot St., Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL. Tel: 01642 525199. 7:00pm. £12.00. + £0.10. bf. ‘Jazz & Tapas’ - booking essential.

Ruth Lambert Quartet - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £8.00.

Heller-Glendinning: Billie Meets Kurt - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm (doors). £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Acoustic Infusion - The Forum, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm. £5.00. Line-up: Alan Thompson (tenor sax); Rick Laughlin (piano); Bruce Rollo (double bass); Ian Halford (drums). Now Abbie Finn on drums.

Durham University Concert Band + Grollingwood Big Band - Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30pm. £10.00., £9.00., £8.00.

Durham University Big Band - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £6.00. (£5.00 concs.). JNE.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Donna Hewitt (tenor sax), Dave Archbold (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

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

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Great North Big Band Jazz Festival Cancelled!

The weather has claimed its highest profile victim to date.
The annual Great North Big Band Jazz Festival, due to have been held thls weekend at Chester-le-Street, has had to be cancelled. Organiser Bill Watson explains:
"Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the Festival this weekend due to weather and the forecast. This was not our decision but the decision of the venue who feel they cannot guarantee keeping the car parks, pavement and steps clear and safe due to drifting snow".
This is a devastating blow for Bill who, faced with organising 30 bands and over 700 musicians from across the country, had managed to slot everything in place according to plan. When I spoke with him last weekend he confided that all he had left to do was get some more Gaffa Tape - and then this happens!
Our support and sympathy go out to Bill who, every year, puts so much effort into making the event the success it invariably is.
Lance

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

So this means DCYBB holds the title for a third year? :D

Lance said...

A multi dead heat I'd have thought!

Russell said...

Bill, you must be feeling so disappointed. Don't despair, here's to the GNBBJF 2019!

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