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16382 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 262 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (April 20).

From This Moment On ...

April

Mon 22: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 23: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Victoria & Albert Inn, Seaton Delaval. 12:30-3:30pm. £12.00. ‘St George’s Day Afternoon Tea’. Gig with ‘Lashings of Victoria Sponge Cake, along with sandwiches & scones’.
Tue 23: Jalen Ngonda @ Newcastle University Students’ Union. POSTPONED!

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 24: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 24: Sinatra: Raw @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm. Richard Shelton.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Death Trap @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Rambert Dance Co. Two pieces inc. Goat (inspired by the music of Nina Simone) with on-stage musicians.

Thu 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 25: Jim Jams @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 1:15pm. Jim Jams’ funk collective.
Thu 25: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 25: Death Trap @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Rambert Dance Co. Two pieces inc. Goat (inspired by the music of Nina Simone) with on-stage musicians.
Thu 25: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 25: Kate O’Neill, Alan Law & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Neil Brodie (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass); Garry Hadfield (keys).

Fri 26: Graham Hardy Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Fri 26: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 26: Paul Skerritt with the Danny Miller Big Band @ Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 26: Abbie Finn’s Finntet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Sat 27: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Vault, Darlington. 6:00pm. Free.
Sat 27: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 28: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: More Jam Festival Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Swing Dance workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00-4:00pm. Free (registration required). A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox: The '10' Tour @ Glasshouse International Centre for Music, Gateshead. 7:30pm. £41.30 t0 £76.50.
Sun 28: Alligator Gumbo @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Jerron Paxton @ The Cluny, Newcastle. Blues, jazz etc.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Best Wishes to Dave Weisser.

Sad to report that the iconic modern jazz cornetist/vocalist Dave Weisser has been hospitalised after a fall. Dave and Jude were in a Durham bookstore where Dave missed his footing causing some quadricep damage. His leg is in plaster. 

Dave, whose Take it to the Bridge workshops are now part of northeast jazz-lore, has long been an inspirational figure for aspiring jazz musicians, encouraging everyone who takes part in his long-running Wednesday night sessions currently held at the Globe, Newcastle. Many of the region's big-hitters dipped their toes in the water there or at previous venues such as the Chilli on Chilli Rd. He is a legend and always will be.

Sincere best wishes and may he recover from this latest setback asap.
Lance.

14 comments :

Pam & Dave (on F/b) said...

Aww best wishes Dave for a speedy recovery Pam and Dave Clarke x

Jude Murphy (on F/b) said...

I'll pass on your best wishes tomorrow Lance.
Meanwhile, I have to tell you this as it's such a typically Dave response even while in severe pain.
His first thought after he missed that damn step was to locate the biography of Trane that he'd dropped in the process!

Chris Barker said...

I remember Dave from my days in JG Windows in the late 70s. My enduring memory of him was asking me if I had any araldite cos his crown had come out and he wanted to glue it back in! (it worked too)

Russell said...

Good on yer Dave, the Trane biography is more important than a mere leg injury!

Roly said...

Very sorry to hear of this Dave. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Best wishes
Roly

Lance said...

Must have been Giant Steps where he fell.

Unknown said...

Get well soon Dave, all the way from Japan! You don't need your leg to play trumpet though, so no excuses!

Lance said...

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Norman said...

Hi Dave it should be me tripping up steps not you but thanks for taking my turn! Hope you are up and about soon
Norman

Anonymous said...

From Ann Alex, Dave, you are always so encouraging to me with my singing, best wishes for better health soon, love, Ann

berti said...

Get well soon Dave.....you were a miss at Keith's plaque unveiling last Sunday.

Patti said...

And very best wishes for a tolerably pain free rehab, Dave - from Trumpet Towers in West Jesmond. Patti xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave Sorry to hear of your fall. I know what you are going through as I broke my leg and needed a complete HIP re -placement Get well soon.

Kindest regards Raymond Newton Double Bass /Cello Bass Guitar player.

Simonne15 said...

As so many of the posts above are now a couple of years old I thought it worth saying...... Its great to see Dave Weisser getting to the Globe each Wednesday, enjoying other people making music with Jude's encouragement and bringing in new players each week as Dave always has done. For example we have all enjoyed Laura's amazing contribution and are in awe of her youthful skill.
What a wonderful regular group who also encourage new talent - and Dave still sings us the odd verse in his inimitable way.

Mike & Pauline

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