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George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Thursday December 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!

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Evening

Jazz

Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Drive, Peterlee SR8 2RN. Tel: 0191 518 2000. 7:00pm. £10.00. (£5.00. under 18s). 'Jazz at the Lubetkin'.

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). ‘Gala Big Band Does Christmas’.

Durham University Big Band - Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. Tel: 0191 334 1777. Free. 7:30pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas’.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. (£2.00. student).

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

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Dave Stansfield (tenor sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

RIP Jon Hiseman (1944-2018)

Earlier today (June 12), the news broke that drummer, Jon Hiseman, had passed away due to brain cancer. Best known in jazz circles for his work with his wife, saxophonist Barbara Thompson, in two versions of Colosseum and Thompson's Paraphernalia with whom I was thrilled to see him in concert at the Peoples Theatre in Newcastle in 1985. Unfortunately, from where I was sitting, the surreptitious photo I took came out with Jon's head obscured by a cymbal. It was also the most amazing drumkit I'd seen up to that time - apart from Eric Delaney with his kettle drums that is.
He was a phenomenal player and on a par with any of the players on either side of the jazz-rock divide.
Jon Hiseman was 73. He will be sadly missed.
Obituary.
Lance.

1 comment :

Peter Bevan said...

Sorry to see your report on Jon Hiseman's death.
I've always rated his work with the United Jazz + Rock Ensemble very highly but never got the chance to hear them live.
I did catch him with Paraphernalia on four occasions which might be worth mentioning in case it jogs anyone else's memories:
Oct 1986 Darlington Arts Centre - part of the First Darlington Jazz Festival
Feb 1992 Dovecot Arts Centre, Stockton
Oct 1992 Inn Off the Park, Middlesbrough Jazz Society
Oct 2000 Arc, Stockton