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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.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Echoes of New Orleans with Colin Hancock

(Preview by Russell)

One week today (Friday November 1) in a brief ceremony at the Village Hotel a young musician will be presented with a Young Talent Award. The 2019 edition of Mike Durham's International Classic Jazz Party will, for the first time, present an award to an emerging, young musician dedicated to performing and promoting the music of the 'classic jazz' era. 

The recipient of the award in its inaugural year is Colin Hancock. The cornetist from Buda, Texas is currently tearing it up on the New York jazz scene and will be flying into Newcastle to accept the award and, as a bonus, participate in Michael McQuaid's Friday afternoon set New Orleans Echoes. Reports from America suggest Colin, at the tender age of 23, is set for stardom.  Some years ago, the then little known, Cécile McLorin Salvant made a huge impact at the Whitley Bay event and look at her now - a superstar gracing the world's most prestigious concert halls! 

At 2:30pm on Friday Colin will share the stand with Michael McQuaid, New York trumpeter Mike Davis, fellow Jazz Party debutant Dave Bock, trombone, and the Euro-Brit contingent of Lars Frank, reeds, Morten Gunnar-Larsen, piano, Félix Hunot, banjo and guitar, tuba and string bass favourite Malcolm Sked and, sitting ram-rod straight behind the traps, Nick Ward. Weekend tickets are all but sold out with only eight remaining on sale. Be quick off the mark or they'll soon be gone! See www.whitleybayjazzfest.com
Russell

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