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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.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Vibes query

I received this email today from Brian Baggett, posted here with Brian's consent, re his father, ex-pianist. Paul Baggett:
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“My Dad's just turned 80 and it's Father's Day on June 17. I wonder if you could help him with something he's wanted to do for a few years.
Since developing a hand condition that makes him unable to play piano he's interested in trying vibraphone. I've tried all sorts to enable him to do this (without success).
I've bought him tutoring books and CDs. I spotted a vibraphone in the big cupboard in Sage Gateshead after enrolling both of us on a percussion course. The course was subsequently cancelled due to us being the only two enrolled on the course.
They didn't respond to my request to let him give it a try in one of the teaching rooms. 
I've tried looking on Amazon and Google but they are a very expensive way just to find out if it's for him.
Can you think of any way to enable him to 'have a go'?”
Paul.
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Any suggestions as to how we can help Paul and his dad?
Lance.
PS: Photo is one I took of the late Bill le Sage at a Johnny Dankworth gig back in the 1980s

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

THE ONLY WAY FORWARD ON THIS IS TO HIRE AN INSTRUMENT FOR THE DAY.
TRY DRUM SHOPS IN THE AREA.
ANOTHER IDEA MAY BE A LARGE SCHOOL MAY HAVE AN ISTRUMENT
BEST OF LUCK: RAYMOND NEWTON DOUBLE BASS /CELLO/ BASS GUITAR.

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