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Jackie Paris: "A singer's got to be able to tell a story. Frank Sinatra and Nat Cole are best at that; Mel Tormé too. I like to take a lyric that means something and sing it right to the person it was meant for." - (DownBeat October 11, 1962).

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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 Sunday September 15

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Whitley Bay Classic Car Show, The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1QQ. 11:00am. Free.

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm. Free.

Darlington Rhythm & Blues Festival - various town centre venues, see preview. 12:30-10:15pm. Free.

Alice Grace & Pav Jedrzejewski - Bonbar, Fenkle Street, Newcastle NE1 5XU.Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Earl Grey Saxophones: At the Movies - Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Eastern Lane, Berwick TD15 1AJ. Tel: 01289 330999. 2:00pm. £12.00. Featuring members of the Borders Big Band.

Hot Club du Nord - BAAFest 2019, Brownrigg Lodges, Bellingham NE48 2HR. Tel: 01434 220646 (ticket office). Afternoon tickets: £15.00. (adult), £7.50. (child 12-17), free (under 12s). 3:00pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Somethin' Blue Trio - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. Tel: 01325 468411. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Beefy La Slap Trio - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

East Coast Jazz Jam - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free.

Bruce Adams with Paul Edis Trio - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £10.00. Blaydon Jazz Club’s 35th anniversary gig!

Debra Milne & Steve Glendinning - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE$ 7AD. 8:00pm (doors 7:30pm). £6.00. (£3.00. student).

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

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Marsden Jazz Festival £10k appeal for 2019


(Press release)

Award-winning Marsden Jazz Festival has launched a funding campaign and needs to raise £10,000 by 21 July to secure the festival for this October.

The 28th Marsden Jazz Festival will take place from Friday 11th - Sunday 13th October welcoming thousands of visitors to the iconic village of Marsden, set right at the edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Pennines.

One of the unique aspects of Marsden Jazz Festival is that three-quarters of the 90 or so events taking place on the festival weekend are completely free to attend, including the much-loved festival parade and street band battle.

To keep these events free, the festival, which is a registered charity, has to raise significant funds each year.


Barney Stevenson, artistic director of the festival says, “The competition for funds gets keener every year, so we have to work harder and harder to secure funds for our festival. Luckily we have a fantastic network of supporters who have donated and adopted gigs in the last few years, and this has contributed significantly to the survival of the festival.”

In 2018 the festival launched it’s very first crowdfunding campaign when funding was cut, and they raised an incredible £12,000. Last year’s festival included the premiere of a new suite by Shepley-born composer Jonny Mansfield, which set to music five poems by Marsden poet Simon Armitage, who is now Poet Laureate.

The 2019 festival will feature performances by award-winning composer Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble and 2018 Ensemble of the Year the Alison Rayner Quintet, which features renowned guitarist, Huddersfield-born Deidre Cartright.

The festival partners each year with community groups, schools and organisations working with young musicians, providing a platform for performance and education.

The festival aims to meet its £10,000 target by Sunday 21st July.

“It’s key that we raise the £10k at this stage because we’re in the middle of programming,” Barney says, “this is when all of the free events are planned, artists are booked, and venues come on board. If we fail to reach our target, then it’s likely we’d have to make cuts to the number of events we can programme.”

Marsden Jazz Festival really needs your help and support - any donations are gratefully received whether large or small, and can be made by visiting marsdenjazzfestival.com/donate.

Charlotte Furness
Marketing Manager 
Marsden Jazz Festival 

[n.b. I work part time over 3 days a week so there may be a slight delay in my response time. For urgent replies please contact: office@marsdenjazzfestival.com or phone the office on the number below] 

T: 0800 6125 649
A: Marsden Mechanics Hall, Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BW

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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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