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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 Wednesday June 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Alexys de Alfaro & Julija Jacenaite - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Friday, February 08, 2019

Ain’t No Sunshine in February – round off the shortest month with Booker T. Jones at Sage Gateshead

(Press release/Photo Credit Piper Ferguson)
Booker T Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history.

“Booker T. Jones is one of the legends of soul music.” – The New Yorker

The Memphis-born music prodigy has been part of the professional Roots set since the tender age of 16, and after more than six decades in the business, is considered to be one of the greatest in his field. 
As leader of the legendary Booker T and the MGs, this pillar of soul music collaborated with Otis Redding, Albert King, and more during his tenure at Stax Records.
Since then, Booker has lent his trademark keyboard chops to and produced classic albums such as Willie Nelson’s multi-platinum hit Stardust and Bill Withers’ Just as I Am featuring the hit song, Ain’t No Sunshine.
“Jones’ name is synonymous with the Hammond B3 organ. At 17, he recorded the instrument’s anthem, “Green Onions” – NPR

Both Booker’s 2009 solo release Potato Hole and his 2011 solo release, The Road From Memphis, won GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 2013 Booker released Sound the Alarm, marking a return to Stax Records after 40 years.
In 2016, Booker debuted his live show Booker T Presents: A Stax Revue, working with new talent to create a show that reflects the heart and soul of Stax Records.
Booker is currently working on a new recording project, writing his memoir, and touring worldwide with his solo band.
He brings his unique and legendary sound to Sage Gateshead on Tuesday 26th February, at 7.30pm

(Press release)

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