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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Preview: Jake Walker Orchestra @ The Black Swan - July 8


New Orleans, Dixieland, swing, it's the new thing, you know. Recent visits to BSH's heartland by the likes of America's Frog and Henry, the Shake 'Em Up Jazz Band and Taylor Smith and the Roamin' Jasmine (performing to large crowds) and gigs by homegrown talent - Adrian Cox's Profoundly Blue, the Tenement Jazz Band, the Red Hot Rhythm Makers, the Northern Monkey Brass Band, House of the Black Gardenia - tell the story...swing (and all things New Orleans) is the thing! 

Tomorrow night (Monday) in the Black Swan (Newcastle Arts Centre) Swing Tyne devotees (and anyone else who fancies it) will be dancing the night away to the sounds of Jake Walker*. Jake who? you ask. No, no, not 'he', 'they'. The Jake Walker Orchestra, all the way from Ghent, Belgium, will be setting the tempo from eight o'clock. 

The seven-piece outfit - trumpet, trombone, two reeds, piano, bass, drums - loves Louis, Jelly Roll, Basie, Duke, Benny G, John Kirby et al. The orchestra's Monday night gig in Newcastle falls between two Edinburgh engagements (Sunday, then Tuesday). Check 'em out on YouTube then get down to Westgate Road for a stompin' hot session. Admission on the door is a giveaway four quid!     

'Jake Walk - paralysis or loss of muscle control in the hands and feet on consumption of Jamaican ginger'. Hey! Mr Bartender! Gimme one of those Jake Walks!  
Russell

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