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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.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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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.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Barnhart goes to the movies!

(Preview by Russell)

Jeff Barnhart is something of a silent film buff. So much so the American pianist will be applying his virtuosic keyboard skills as accompanist to screenings of several silent cinema era shorts at St Augustine's Parish Centre in Darlington.
 
At half past twelve on Saturday (Sep 21) the lights will go down for a matinee treat. Popcorn at the ready, well, more likely a cuppa or a pint, settle down for a laugh-a-minute afternoon as some of the great Hollywood names grace the Larchfield Street silver screen...Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, household names all. 
Mr Barnhart will introduce each film (six in all) with the enthusiasm of a true fan. He knows his stuff and, no matter how many times he's watched the film, he'll chuckle along with the rest of us. Reel 1 last year proved to be a great success, this year - Reel 2 - is sure to be every bit as good.    

The programme will be as follows:

Billy Blazes, Esq. (Dir. Hal Roach, 1919, 13 mins) Harold LloydBebe Daniels

The Waiters' Ball (Dir. Fatty Arbuckle, 1916, 16 mins) Fatty ArbuckleAl St. John

The Bell Boy (Dir. Buster Keaton, 1918, 25 mins) Fatty ArbuckleBuster Keaton

INTERMISSION...

Ask Father (Dir. Hal Roach, 1919, 13 mins) Harold LloydBebe DanielsJames Parrott (uncredited)

Ring up the Curtain (Dir. Alfred J. Goulding, 1919, 12 mins) Harold LloydBebe DanielsJames Parrott 

The Cook (Dir. Fatty Arbuckle, 1920, 22 mins) Buster KeatonAl St. John

Jazz piano improvisations, movies, maybe popcorn, 12:30 start, £10 at the door. 
Russell

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