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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.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Preview: The Remi Harris Trio @ The Jazz Café - Wednesday May 2

(Preview by Russell)
This Wednesday (May 2nd) there is a long overdue appearance on Tyneside by the astonishingly talented guitarist Remi Harris. Largely self-taught, Worcestershire based Harris is just about at the halfway point of a lengthy tour of Britain and Ireland. The ‘Gypsy jazz’ or ‘Hot Club’ label is all too easy to append to Harris but there is more to him than that. Harris is indeed a fine exponent of all things ‘Hot Club’ and he’s got the ‘been there, done that’ t-shirt from Samois sur Seine. Countless concerts throughout Britain, a spot at the Montreal Jazz Festival, a long haul trip to Australia, CDs, radio and television appearances, Remi Harris has an impressive CV, all this before turning thirty!

At the age of seven Remi’s father helped him learn the rudiments and, in a few short years, he was playing gigs with school mates The Beatles were an early influence, similarly Chuck Berry and Jimi Hendrix. In his late teens, jazz grabbed Remi’s attention and by the age of 22 was able to give up a part-time job in a music shop, since when he’s made a living playing guitar. Year after year Remi is highly placed in the British Jazz Awards’ polls and his affinity with the great jazz guitarists - Django, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery - makes him an attractive proposition for promoters and accessible to audiences wherever he goes. Remi started his 2018 tour on home ground at Yardbird Arts Club in Eardiston, Worcestershire and will draw to a close in June in Ireland. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Remi Harris in concert at Newcastle’s Jazz Café this Wednesday, May 2. Remi will be joined by ace rhythm guitarist Caley Groves and long-time musical associate, bassist Mike Green. It’s an eight o’clock start with doors at seven. Admission on the door is £12. It’s about time we Tynesiders got the opportunity to hear Remi Harris on our doorstep. This is it, let’s take it.
Russell

1 comment :

Lance said...

The Remi Harris album - In On The 2 - was one of my 'CDs of the Year' in 2017. Highly recommended.

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