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Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Jazz Lads @ Saltburn Cricket Club - Nov. 9


Ian Bosworth (guitar); Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Dave Archbold (keys); John Daniel (bass); and Mark Hawkins (drums).
(Review by Ron H)
A pleasing start to the new venue was made with a near capacity audience.
The night started well with Stanley Turrentine's Sugar which, although a strong tenor feature, also showcased John Daniels’ excellent bass playing.

After numbers including Out Of Nowhere, Blue Bossa and an up-tempo version of Have You Met Miss Jones? with fine solos all-round, the audience were treated to My Funny Valentine featuring Richie on tenor and showing him to be, in my opinion, one of the finest saxophonists in the area. The first set concluded with the perennial Ellington classic, Take the A Train. 
An up tempo Work Song, with fine solos from Ian, Dave and Mark, was followed by a programme which included Sunny, God Bless the Child, Back at the Chicken Shack and Watermelon Man before Georgia on my Mind brought the night to a close.
The Saltburn Cricket Club with its ample parking space and its friendly and enthusiastic staff promises to be an excellent venue for an evening of jazz. 
Ron H.
PS: And the drinks are cheaper!

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