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FRIDAY 30

Neil William & Ben Holland - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. Jazz standards from the 1920s & 30s.

SATURDAY 31

Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. £10.00. Online booking (to book a table). Limited capacity. Alice & Pav join a multi-bill of entertainers (magician etc) to celebrate Prohibition Bar’s fifth anniversary. SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Preview: Curtis Stigers @ Sage Gateshead - Nov 5

(Preview by Russell).
Pop star turned jazz singer Curtis Stigers is touring his 2017 Concord album One More for the Road and Sage Gateshead is on his itinerary. Early 90s chart success - I Wonder Why - to new century jazz festival engagements, the man from Boise, Idaho works with some of the jazz world's very best practitioners. 

Stigers recorded his Sinatra album with the renowned Danish Radio Big Band and the Nelson Riddle/Billy May arrangements from the mid-60s Sinatra at the Sands recording will provide the inspiration on Monday evening in Sage One. Stigers, together with his top-flight NYC quartet, will interpret the timeless material and it will be interesting to see if he can get near the saloon bar intimacy Sinatra achieved on the biggest concert platforms. 

Stigers' jazz education began in his teens sitting-in at Gene Harris' jam sessions at the Idanha Hotel, Boise. In homage to those days Stigers penned Swingin' Down at Tenth and Main and it is to be hoped that his Sage Gateshead appearance will balance due reverence with a swinging jazz gig performance.  
Russell.                  
Tickets are available from Sage Gateshead's ticket office. Telephone 0191 443 4666. 

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