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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, October 07, 2018

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music @ the Globe Jazz Bar: Swing Manouche - Oct. 6

Mick Shoulder, Giles Strong (guitars); Paul Grainger (bass).
(Review by Lance).
Clarinetist, Gavin Lee had put in a sick note so, unable to find a suitable replacement, the quartet became a trio. All credit to Porthos, Aramis and Athos, the absence of D'Artagnan didn't prevent them from putting on an excellent show that was much appreciated by the well-attended upper room audience.

A mix of the familiar and the not so familiar allowed both guitarists plenty of solo space.
Playing the obligatory Maccas, Shoulder plugged in, Strong acoustic, they blended well with Grainger who also had marginally more space to solo that he normally would.
Lulu Swing; Douce Ambience; When Day is Done; Minch Waltz; Dinette; Nuages; Sheik of Araby and All of Me brought the first set to a close and those Djangophiles present couldn't have wished for better.
Nor could anyone complain about the second set which contained gems such as Minor Swing; I'll See You in my Dreams; Indifference; Them There Eyes; Djangology; Dark Eyes; Chez Jacques and a couple of others.
A most enjoyable evening.
Lance.

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