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YolanDa Brown: "Ron Dennis (former McLaren Formula 1 chairman) introduced me as 'the Lewis Hamilton of the jazz world'. I thought, 'I'll take that'." - (i newspaper July 17, 2019)

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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Until July 21

Today Thursday July 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden. - See above.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, 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).

Alan Barnes & Sue Ferris w Paul Edis Trio - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £12.00.

Dulcie May Moreno Quintet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm (doors 7:30pm). £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson, Noel Dennis, Ted Pierce, Mark Hawkins - Tees Hot Club, 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.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

GIJF Day 2: Jazz Attack - Sage Gateshead, April 7

Paul Edis (MD, alto sax); Ryan de Silva (piano, synth, baritone sax); Joe Baron (tenor sax); Aryun Ullal (flute); Sevgi Miller (alto sax, soprano sax); Alex Wright (guitar); Theo Wright (bass); Julian Gibson (drums)
(Review by Russell/photo courtesy of Jerry).
Musician and music tutor Paul Edis directs Jazz Attack. For those familiar with the long-established Jambone (MD Dr P Edis), based at Sage Gateshead, Jazz Attack could be seen as a ‘feeder’ band to the senior age group ensemble. These things are relative – Jazz Attack accommodates the early teen (with one or two slightly older) participants whereas Jambone offers opportunities to the mid to late teenage musician. This year’s Gateshead International Jazz Festival once again provided Edis and his young charges with a chance to show what they could do on the concourse stage. A sound check, lights, action…
Jazz-a-clap – or is it Jazzaclap? – opened the programme and as the title suggests band members engaged in a bout of hand clapping. The frontline horns of Sevgi Miller, soprano saxophone and Joe Baron, playing tenor, set the soloist’s bar. Lester Leaps In rattled along featuring Ryan de Silva booting his baritone sax (Ryan anchors the reeds in Jambone and also occupies the baritone chair in the excellent Early Bird ensemble) and a round of ‘fours’ effectively dispatched by Julian Gibson.

Members of Jazz Attack are encouraged to contribute to the development of tunes and some bring along pieces to the band’s regular rehearsal sessions. Ryan de Silva’s synth-infused 2018 A Space Odyssey featured a flute intro by Aryun Ullal. A recent recruit to Jazz Attack, Aryun made his mark and we’ll be hearing more from this young man, that’s for sure. MD Paul Edis likes to set the lads a challenging target, so, he suggested they play something with sections written in 6 and 7. And they did just that coming up with a composition titled What 13 Feels Like. The horns handled it easily, or so it seemed, as did the impressive rhythm section flying high thanks to the Wright Brothers – Alex, guitar, Theo, bass, and drummer Julian Gibson. You can bet your bottom dollar that these lads will be heard around town playing their own gigs in the not-too-distant future!   
Russell

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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