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COFID- 19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Gypsy Jazz concerts and masterclass with Daniel John Martin in June

Parisien-based gypsy jazz violin ace Daniel John Martin will be in the UK to do a few gigs with Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche in June. DJM's playing a special gig at Preston Jazz Festival on June 8. to coincide with the UK premiere of Etienne Comar's new film biopic 'Django' Then he's coming over to the northeast. 
DJM and Swing Manouche are doing two dates in the area: 
The Vault in Hexham on Saturday, June 9 @ 8pm, £12. 
Claypath Delicatessen in Durham on Sunday, June 10 @ 4pm, £10

In addition to the concert, beforehand, Daniel is holding a jazz violin masterclass - "Keys to Jazz & Improvisation" at Claypath from 11am until 2.30pm.
Price is £40 per person which includes entry to the gig at 4pm.
All standards are welcome.

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