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Marc Myers: " If the original group with Baker was Dover sole, the group with Brookmeyer was beef stew." - (JazzWax, December 7, 2019).

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Today Monday December 9

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

St Cuth’s Big Band - St Cuthbert’s Society, 12 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3EE. 8:00pm. Free (donations). St Cuth’s Big Band ‘Christmas Concert’. Concert in dining hall, licensed bar

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

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Yardbird Arts present Remi Harris Duo @ Wingates Village Institute & BURC, Spittal.

(Press release)
Swapping worldwide touring for a series of intimate village hall gigs, extraordinary UK guitarist, Remi Harris is joined by double bassist, Simon Smith for an eclectic mix of music at Wingates Village Institute NE65 8RW and at BURC (formerly St. Paul's Church), Spittal TD15 1RD.

Remi’s music draws from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock and World Music. His live set includes original compositions, improvisations, jazz standards and new arrangements of musical masters ranging from Django Reinhardt and Jimi Hendrix to Wes Montgomery and Charlie Parker.  He plays a variety of acoustic and electric guitars and his show is interspersed with commentary about the history of the music and instruments he plays
Remi was named after the 2nd and 3rd notes of the major scale (Do "Re Mi" Fa So La Ti Do). He started playing guitar at the age of 7, learning from guitar magazines, videos and recordings. He was initially inspired by rock and blues guitarists of the 60s and 70s. He played his first gig aged 11 and in his late teens he developed an interest in jazz music. Since then he has been growing a reputation for blending all of his influences into his own individual style of playing.

Described by Jamie Cullum as an ‘extraordinary musician and incredible guitarist’, Remi has toured worldwide including performances at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. He is now travelling the rural roads of Northumberland with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.

"Astonishing stuff"  Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 Music.  "Terrific” The Telegraph 

Thursday 4 April 7.30pm - Wingates Village Hall   Wingates, Nr Longhorsley NE65 8RW
£8.50/£7 conc £5 child/£20 family. Bookings:  01669 620512   or online www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

Friday 5 April 7.30pm - BURC (formerly St Pauls Church), 84 Main St, Spittal TD15 1RD
Tickets: £8/ £5 child/ £22 family. Bookings: 07752 403409 or online  www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

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