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Guy Barker: "You have to play it [the trumpet] every day or you just won't be match-fit." - (Jazz Rag, Winter 2019.)

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Today Thursday December 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!

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Evening

Jazz

Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Drive, Peterlee SR8 2RN. Tel: 0191 518 2000. 7:00pm. £10.00. (£5.00. under 18s). 'Jazz at the Lubetkin'.

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). ‘Gala Big Band Does Christmas’.

Durham University Big Band - Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. Tel: 0191 334 1777. Free. 7:30pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas’.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. (£2.00. student).

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

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Dave Stansfield (tenor sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

International Jazz Day

Well, here we are - INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY! No doubt it will be celebrated throughout the jazz community but, will it be even noticed elsewhere? I have my doubts. Last month we had Wear a Hat Day, as well as International Pie Day and goodness, knows how many other bizarre celebrations. To us at BSH, every day is a 'jazz day'!

I can't recall seeing any of those wannabee comedians who present our early morning breakfast shows either wearing hats or eating pies so I'm not anticipating them to eulogise unduly over Binker and/or Moses. 

However, that is their loss. Newcastle's Jazz Coop is not only celebrating IJD but also, the fifth anniversary of the date when they bought the Globe pub - the consortium's HQ - and where they have since presented many gigs featuring both high profile names and outstanding local talent.

Tonight the festivities begin around 5:30pm with music, food, a jazz quiz and sets by the fabulous jazz guitar duo, James Birkett & Bradley Johnston, bebop band Budtet and a host of passing jammers - plus it's free (including the food!).

Sadly, I'll have to miss it as I'll soon be on the train to the Jazz FM awards down in London at Shoreditch Town Hall. Maybe I should conduct a survey with my fellow passengers and ask them if they are aware of the significance of the date?

"Ee yes, it's me grandaughters birthday!"

I'm sure that, no matter where you are, there will be something going on within the radius of a Buddy Bolden trumpet blast* just don't expect the media, other than Jazz FM, to tell you about it!

I hope I'm wrong!
Lance.
*Buddy Bolden's trumpet sound was said to be heard, on a clear night in New Orleans, over 20 miles away.

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