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Anat Cohen: "With the tenor, it's so iconic with jazz. With the clarinet, I can improvise, but it doesn't have to be called jazz." - (DownBeat July 2019)

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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guests Don Fairley (trombone) & Maureen Hall (vocals).

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

What a Wonderful World - not!

Yesterday I got a very exciting email from the Highest Point Festival in the UK offering to fly my whole band to Lancaster, England and pay us 5,000 Pounds (plus hotel & airline tickets)! 
It is a scam, of course. The festival, for starters, is a rock festival. Fellow musicians, please watch out for this kind of thing. 
Thanks to Lance Liddle, my friendly local jazz source (http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/), for helping me ferret out the truth. I finally called the festival organizers to check it out and they said they'd received other calls and it's false. Too bad... I would have loved to have done the gig if there had of been a gig!
Eileen Howard.

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