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Postage

13,806 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1223 of them this year alone and, so far, 50 this month (Oct. 13).

From This Moment On ...

October

Sun 17: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 17: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club. 1:00pm.
Sun 17: Shunyata Improvisation Group @ Unitarian Church, Newcastle. 1:30pm.
Sun 17: Vula Viel @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 18: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 20: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 20: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 20: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 8:00pm.

Thu 21: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 21: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Bar Loco, Newcastle. 7:00pm. Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra.
Thu 21: Alter Ego @ St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle 7:30pm.
Thu 21: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 21: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 22: Mick Shoulder Quartet @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Quartet featuring Alex Clarke (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year finalist).
Fri 22: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: Paul Edis Trio w Ruth Lambert @ St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 22: Michael Feinstein @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 22: Peter Morgan Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 23: Mary Coughlan @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 23: Têtes de Pois @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 24 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 24: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 24: Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir @ The Globe, Newcastle. 4:00pm.
Sun 24: Milne Glendinning Band @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Sept. Programme (and change of day) @ Spice of Life


On those periodic occasions when I travel down to London for a few days my first priority is to ensure that my schedule allows me to be free to visit the Spice of Life on a Wednesday lunchtime where you can hear some of the best lunchtime jazz in the UK and, on occasion, maybe even the world!

Apart from the jazz, the beer's acceptable, the food looks tempting and it's always good to chat with David Burr who organises the gigs.

However, as of September 2 the sessions move from Wednesdays to Mondays but, as can be seen from the programme below, nothing else changes ...

September.
2              Andrew Oliver’s Vitality Five
Enrico Tomasso (trumpet); David Horniblow (bass sax, clarinet); Andrew Oliver (piano); Martin Wheatley (banjo); Nick Ball (drums).

9               Jack Honeyborne All-Stars
Steve Waterman (trumpet); Vasilis Xenopoulos (tenor sax); Jack Honeyborne (piano); Julian Bury (bass); Denis Smith (drums).

16          Ned Bennett’s Harlem Meer Cats
Ben Cummings (trumpet); Jeff Williams (trombone); Ned Bennett (alto sax, clarinet); Colin Good (piano); Sandy Burnett (bass); Chris Nickolls (drums).

23            Jack Honeyborne All-Stars
Mike Henry (trumpet); John Wurr (alto sax, clarinet); Jack Honeyborne (piano); Julian Bury (bass); Denis Smith (drums).

30            Arifa Hafiz’s Arifa’s Reefers
Mike Soper (trumpet); Ewan Bleach & Will Scott (reeds); Jean-Marie Fagon (guitar); Colin Good (piano); Louis Thomas (bass), Arifa Hafiz (vocals)

Mon. 7 Oct.   David Horniblow’s King Oliver Tribute

Normally £7-£8      Food + Real Ales     12:30pm
Spice of Life, 6 Moor St., Cambridge Circus, London W1D 5NA. Telephone enquiries: 0208 647 2114.
Lance
Photo taken on a visit last yearSara Dowling (vocals); Paul Higgs (trumpet); Al Nicholls (tenor); Martin Guy (drums); (not shown)Tim Huskisson (piano); Pete Morgan (bass).

1 comment :

M.Jack said...

This is lovely. keep it up.This is so lovely.

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