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13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Jazz in the sticks - Stanhope, Co. Durham. March 29

St Thomas Church Hall in Stanhope could be said to be in the ‘back of beyond’ but that didn’t deter Bebop Spoken Here’s intrepid explorer cum reporter Tony Eales from venturing into the unknown on Thursday evening. Rations packed, GPS switched on, Eales headed for St Thomas’ Church Hall in the Weardale village of Stanhope. Would TE be the only person to turn up to hear Alan Barnes and Dave Newton play some jazz? Come to think of it, would Barnes and Newton find the place? As TE popped his head around the door he was greeted by Barnesy: Hello Tony!

The ever-popular reeds and piano duo had made it, and they shouldn’t have been surprised to find BSH’s Eales in the congregation. Would it be a ‘jazz’ audience? TE didn’t recognise anyone as the audience turned up, it transpires they were locals and were looking forward to a first ever gig in the church hall. A good few dozen made the effort, and TE reports that at the end of the evening there was much applause for their guests, Messrs Barnes and Newton.
Russell 

1 comment :

John Taylor said...

My friend Alan and I went up to the Alan Barnes/Dave Newton gig at Wingates – west of Morpeth last night (Friday). Other than a slight problem with limited car parking it was an excellent night
No mic for Alan (Barnes) so we missed parts of his jokes The usual varied programme. Nice to see Dereck Cogger and his wife among an audience of around 60. I should have taken some flyers for Wednesday at AJC

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