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Brian Harvey: "The exciting day arrived and we [as under age school boys] snuck into the [pub's] rehearsal room, sat awkwardly to attention on hard chairs in a row facing the band and heard our first - very loud - live jazz. What an occasion that was - we even drank beer because we understood that's what jazz people did and that's what the band were drinking." - (Just Jazz June 2020)

Dave Rempis:Ten years from now, I can see musicians streaming concerts in real time and charging a minimal amount for people to watch.” - (DownBeat September 2013)

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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.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Ushaw Jazz Festival - The Weekend in Pictures

Following on from the weekend's fantastic jazz festival at Ushaw College, I've created a photo album using pics from Malcolm Sinclair, Brian Ebbatson, Russell and myself and covering all 13 concerts.

Hopefully, this will serve as a memento of a weekend that was blessed by, not only glorious weather but jazz from across the board that, somehow, managed to please just about everyone.

Hats off to Paul Edis and his team - carve their names with pride. Their portraits should be hanging alongside the paintings of the past Presidents and former alumni, that adorn the walls - the same walls that also, for once a year only,  display Tony Eales' Jazz Alley collection of memorabilia.

The Saturday previous it was the Newcastle Jazz Festival held in the Tyne Brewery. This weekend it was the majestic splendour of Ushaw College.  Worlds apart architecturally but musically, they couldn't have been closer.
Lance

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