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Sting: "I wrote that song [Roxanne], it was originally a bossa nova". - (Stewart Copeland's Adventures in Music BBC 4, 17 January 2020)

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Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Today Tuesday January 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Cancelled - room being decorated back on Jan. 28.

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Evening

Air4ce - Cluny 2, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 0191 230 4474. Doors 7:30pm. £8.00. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Early evening start for CHBB 20th anniversary concert

Hard to believe that the Customs House Big Band has been around for 20 years! To celebrate this milestone a special concert has been arranged for Sunday, June 16. 

As many of the band's early supporters are now 'of a certain age' the starting time has been brought forward to 6:00pm to accommodate all age groups.

The band has during its lifetime included many of the area's top talents within its ranks and, I'm pleased to say, that it still does. Vocalists have included Mia Webb and current favourite Ruth Lambert.

The present leader, Peter Morgan, runs a tight ship (as did his predecessors Tommy Moran and Keith Robinson) that knows how to swing - particularly on a summer's evening.
Lance

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 6:00pm. £13.00. ‘Swing on a Summer’s Evening’. The band’s 20th anniversary concert.

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