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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 Thursday September 19

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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

Evening

Jazz

Alexito & Loco Machine - Revoluçion de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EE. Tel: 0191 917 7076. 6:00pm. Free.

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). Guest: Alice Grace.

Bradley Johnston Quartet - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £8.00. (£4.00. student).

Sudden Jazz Quintet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free (donations).

Eclectic - Tees Hot Club, Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9:00pm. Free. Rick Laughlin (keys); Alan Thompson, Dan Johnson, Sue Ferris, Josh Bentham (saxes); Ian Halford (drums).

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.

Blues/Soul/Funk

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

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival, Burton Agnes Hall, YO25 4NB 12th-14th July 2019 - Late Night Sessions.


(Press release)

Late Night Sessions - 12th & 13th  July
In association with STRADA music agency.

Friday evening
10pm -11pm: Pete and Polly Bolton 
Pete and Polly play fast, funky, early Americana.  Good time country and blues, gospel and mountain songs are all driven by a mix of banjo, guitar and mandolin. Passionate vocals and inspired playing from them both make this father and daughter duo unusual and a bit special.
11pm - Midnight: Juke Joint Kings
A talented group of blues musicians who came together in 2015 through Beverley's monthly open mic 'Blues Sunday'. They have become regulars on the Yorkshire blues scene and their recent album has received airplay on both sides of the Atlantic along with praise from Blues Matters.
The Juke Joint Kings’ continue to perform tracks by their influences B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Otis Rush, Sonny Boy Williams II, Howlin’ Wolf and others alongside their own original material.

'Quality in every department' Tom Walker, Blues Matters


Saturday evening
10pm -11pm: Geoff Green & The Carousels 
A unique group of singer/songwriters and musicians from Hull and Beverley who are currently receiving radio play on both national and international stations for their original material.
They play and perform as a full 5 piece band, 4 piece band, trio, duo and even solo. Their debut EP “Relax Rewind” (released September 2018) has to date over 15000 streams on Spotify and has been well received by radio presenters and listeners alike.
  • Internationally licensed Music 
  • Signed Artist with a publishing deal 
  • Received airplay on the BBC along with performing live sets on BBC introducing 
  • Multi award-winning BBC radio presenter David Burns described their track “Forever Young” as his song of the Summer
  • Music which is featured on their EP “Relax Rewind”, has now appeared on 4 multi-artist compilation albums.
Their sole aim is to Bring Good Vibes & Chilled Times.

11pm - Midnight: Alligators
Festival favourites The Alligators will round off Saturday night with their high-octane brand of 'no holds barred', old school rhythm and blues.

The thirteenth Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival is set in one of the UK’s finest Elizabethan stately homes with early bird tickets now on sale and for a limited time only.
A wide variety of jazz, blues, acoustic, soul and funk – with, above all, superb musicianship – will grace the main stage, performance tents, courtyard and Great Hall. Firmly established in the festival calendar, this is a weekend designed for the whole family to relax and enjoy, in the most beautiful festival surroundings imaginable.
Main stage artists include Atila: King for a Day – The Nat King Cole Story, Mo Pleasure, Manchester Jazz Collective, Ponyland, The Mark Williams Trio, Artephis, Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat, Max and Veronica and Ben Beattie’s After Midnight band plus Simon Cunliffe-Lister.
Early bird tickets still on sale:
Tel: 01262 490324

They say that good things come in small packages. This may be one of the summer's smallest gatherings, but it's also one of the most sophisticated...' Daily Mail

‘Possibly the most enjoyable jazz concert I've ever attended’. The Independent

Now this is a proper music festival’ The Times

“The location for the festival is spectacular…. the festival organiser, bouncing with charisma, with infectious enthusiasm, mixing with festival goers and seemingly everywhere all at once, has a great little festival chipping away at the established music hegemony” Bebop Spoken Here Live review

One of The Daily Telegraph's best fifteen festivals for the over 50s.
“This is a very English festival, with a wonderful laid-back atmosphere…superbly organised and efficiently run, which brought together such a wide range of musical styles across a successful weekend…Yes, this is a wonderful English festival.” Fatea Magazine

“Who could have imagined such an idyllic and sublime location for a Jazz and Blues Festival….thankfully somebody did…This unique venue and event is a must attend festival….make sure you get your tickets...I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”  Yorkshire Gig Guide

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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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