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Michael Dease: "Slide [Hampton] is also one of the people to expand the range of the horn, so he's popping out high Fs like they're breakfast cereals." - (JazzTimes Oct. 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.

Today Friday October 18

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Classic Swing - Jesmond Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3EX. Tel: 0191 281 0736. 1:00pm. Free.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things - Forum Cinema, Market Place, Hexham NE46 1XF. Tel: 01434 601144. 7:00pm. £8.30. - £5.80. Film (2019, 89 mins) directed by Leslie Woodhead. Swing Bridge Trio in Café Bar following screening.

Dave O’Higgins & Colin Oxley - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. £20.00. ‘O’Higgins & Oxley Play Monk & ‘Trane’. Oxley replaces Rob Luft.

Paul Taylor - Ushaw College, Durham DH7 7DW. Tel: 0191 334 5119. 7:30pm. Free (donations). An Ushaw Piano Festival event.

Jazz Lads - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. Tel: 01287 622761. 8:00pm. £5.00.

Guisborough Big Band - Saltburn Golf Club, Guisborough Road, Saltburn TS12 1NJ. Tel: 01287 622812. Time TBC.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. Time 8:30pm. Screening of Stanley Nelson's documentary film (2019, cert. 15, 1hr 55mins).

Blues/Soul etc.

Ray Stubbs R & B All Stars - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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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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.
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