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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, September 23, 2018

APPJAG Latest.

So, as the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group's award ceremony* approaches, I've been taking stock and marvelling at just how we've managed to keep this blog going for over ten years and culminating with this, our first nomination for an award in the Jazz Media category of one of the major UK jazz awards!
My small, but much-loved and appreciated, coterie of contributors are as much to do with this as I am and, without them, it wouldn't have the appeal that the page view numbers seem to suggest that it has.
Nevertheless, like a band, a sports team or a Friday night get together, we're always on the lookout for new faces. 
You go to a gig, maybe even take a surreptitious photo, and come away thinking that was great/crap but would also like to share your emotions with the [jazz] world. If you do, then this is the place. 
As we're situated in the northeast, preference is given to those reviews that relate to the area but, if your gig involves a 'name', then the boundaries are infinite - come in Ronnie's, Birdland, the bar at the end of the street...
We just want to hear from you, get you involved.
Lance.
PS: Thanks to Simon Spillett, Jo Harrop, Georgia Mancio and all the others who've shown their support for our nomination..
*Ceremony takes place at Pizza Express Live (Holborn) on Tuesday, October 16.

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