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YolanDa Brown: "Ron Dennis (former McLaren Formula 1 chairman) introduced me as 'the Lewis Hamilton of the jazz world'. I thought, 'I'll take that'." - (i newspaper July 17, 2019)

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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Until July 21

Today Saturday July 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (See above).

Streets of Brass - Durham city centre. DH1. 11:00am-5:00pm. Free. A Durham Brass Festival event (see above).

Blues Guitar Workshop w Alvin Youngblood Hart - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 11:30am. £10.80.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Northern Pride, Claremont Road, Newcastle NE2 4PZ. 12 noon. Free.

A Concert for Margaret Barnes - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192. £10.00. (£12.00. day ticket). JNE. Afternoon session (doors 1:00pm) line-up: Debra Milne & Steve Glendinning 1:30pm, Paul Edis & Graham Hardy 2:20pm, Hand to Mouth 3:25pm, Thomas Dixon Band 4:15pm.

Strictly Smokin' Party Band - Stack, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6QE. 5:30pm. Free. Eight piece band.

Country Blues etc.

Summertyne Americana - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. Various free outdoor shows and outstanding headliners check out here,

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Evening

A Concert for Margaret Barnes - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192. 6:00pm. £10.00. (£12.00. day ticket). JNE. Evening session (doors 5:45pm) line-up: Paul Taylor & the Long Lonesome Go 6:00pm, Bradley Johnston Trio 7:05pm, Duo FCT 8:10pm, Zoë Gilby Quartet 9:00pm.

Big Brass Party - Wharton Park, Durham DH1 4FJ. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. A Durham Brass Festival event (see centre column).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Half Hand Hoodoo - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

River City Ride Again - as a quartet!

The word on the jazz grapevine is of a new monthly, Monday evening, jazz session starting on Monday, February 4, at the newly refurbished Beresford Arms in the picturesque village of Whalton, near Morpeth, in Northumberland.

The band will initially be a four-piece comprising Phil Rutherford on sousaphone, Keith Stephen on guitar/banjo, Bob Wade on trumpet and Gordon Solomon on trombone.
Initially. The repertoire will concentrate on pieces from the 1920s and 1930s, but the aim is to build up a program featuring Jelly Roll Morton compositions, as well as numbers from the recordings of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
The big advantage for the band is that they all live about 20 minutes from Whalton! And, since Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen and occasionally Phil Rutherford have all been past members of the now (sadly) defunct River City Jazzmen, they have decided to name the band the River City Hot Four. Sessions will be on the first Monday of the month, starting at 8.30pm, and admission is free. The Beresford Arms has an excellent menu, real ales and a large car park. 
Lance.

PS: Not sure about public transport for those who don't live about 20 minutes from Whalton… but by car, 26 mins from Newcastle on the A696.

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

Very nice to have a New band on the scene. An expansion of live music
Good luck to all. Kindest regards Raymond Newton Double Bass player.

Ashington Jazz Club said...

The Beresford Arms is only 5 miles from Morpeth town centre and the B6524 is always well gritted in the winter time. The Beresford has always had a good reputation for food. Its similar to The Elephant in that the car park can be a problem in the winter - something to be aware of. Unfortunately its not on a bus route. For those travelling by car the post code for the sat nav is NE61 3UZ. Anyone want a lift from Ashington/Morpeth? Get in touch on 01670 813983

Friends in jazz John Taylor (Ashington Jazz Club)

Don't forget its the same day as Ashington Jazz Club so why not take in both gigs and enjoy a day out in mid Northumberland. 2 of the most northerly jazz venues in the UK. I see the monthly gig in Berwick is still going.

Lance - How do I get 300 characters as requested outside the box on here on the comments page ?

Lance said...

300 characters? Don't understand the question. Not confusing Blogger with Twitter which we're networked with (I think)?

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance