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Today Thursday June 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra - Arc, Dovecot St., Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL. Tel: 01642 525199. 7:00pm. £12.00. + £0.10. bf. ‘Jazz & Tapas’ - booking essential.

Ruth Lambert Quartet - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £8.00.

Heller-Glendinning: Billie Meets Kurt - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm (doors). £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Acoustic Infusion - The Forum, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm. £5.00. Line-up: Alan Thompson (tenor sax); Rick Laughlin (piano); Bruce Rollo (double bass); Ian Halford (drums). Now Abbie Finn on drums.

Durham University Concert Band + Grollingwood Big Band - Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30pm. £10.00., £9.00., £8.00.

Durham University Big Band - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £6.00. (£5.00 concs.). JNE.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Donna Hewitt (tenor sax), Dave Archbold (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

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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