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Thursday 6: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

Sunday, August 04, 2019

James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham - August 2












James Birkett, Bradley Johnston (guitars)
(Review by Russell/Photos courtesy of Malcolm Sinclair).

Another in the Gala Theatre's immensely successful monthly lunchtime jazz concert series presented the guitar duo of James Birkett and Bradley Johnston. BSH's County Durham correspondent Tony Eales reports that those turning up at midday in the hope of acquiring a ticket for the one o'clock start were to be disappointed as, yet again, the event was a sellout.

Birkett (pictured right) and Johnston wowed the audience with their expert survey of jazz guitar from its earliest beginnings some one hundred years ago through to contemporary developments. The duo love Djamgo Reinhardt and Pat Metheny in equal measure and their enthusiasm  for all things guitar ensured another successful day at Millennium Place.

Next Month (September 6) the Northern Monkey Brass Band will be bringing a touch of Geordie N'Awlins jazz to the heart of Durham. Book now or miss out - 03000 266 600. 
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