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Bebop Spoken There

Marc Myers: " If the original group with Baker was Dover sole, the group with Brookmeyer was beef stew." - (JazzWax, December 7, 2019).


Today Tuesday December 10



Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.


Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Tyne Valley Big Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.


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

Friday, July 05, 2019

RIP Gavin Belton

Ray Harley has informed me that Gavin Belton, banjoist with the Tees Valley Jazzmen passed away yesterday in hospital aged 71. Along with his brother Keith, Gavin was a founder member of the band which has been going for circa 50 years mainly, as the name implies, in and around Teesside.

We'd love to hear from anyone who could tell us more about Gavin's playing career.
May he rest in peace.
Lance (Photo courtesy of Brian Bennett)

1 comment :

Alan Rudd said...

Sad to read the news about Gavin Belton’s passing, I played for the Tees Valley Jazzmen for a few years, and had some interesting and amusing experiences with Gavin & his brother Keith & TVJ.