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Billy Cobham: "Miles said to us, 'Don't play in between takes,' so of course John [McLaughlin] played in between takes." - (JazzTimes, Nov. 2019).

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Today Thursday November 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Brand New Heavies - Riverside, Neptune House, Close, Newcastle NE1 3RQ. 7:00pm. £25.00.

Alice Grace-Jordan Alfonso Quintet - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £8.00. (£4.00. student).

Son Yambu - Whorlton Village Hall, Barnard Castle DL12 8XD. Tel: 01833 627253. 7:30pm. £10.00., £5.00. child, £25.00. family.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Tees Hot Club w. Dan Johnson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (slto sax); Dave Archbold (keys). - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Award Winning Colin Hancock

The winner of the Classic Jazz Party's inaugural Young Talent Award is coming to Whitley Bay! Two weeks today (Nov 1) cornetist Colin Hancock will be at the Village Hotel on North Tyneside to accept an award designed to promote an interest in and, importantly, encourage young musicians to perform the music of the early jazz masters. Hancock fits the bill perfectly. At the age of 23, the man from Buda, Texas has immersed himself in the music; cornet his instrument from the age of eight, performances with school bands, forming the Original Cornell Syncopators as an undergraduate at Cornell University (touring across America!), cutting sides for Rivermont Records, gigging with some of the superstars of the music (Wynton Marsalis, Dan Levinson, the Vitality Five, the Chicago Cellar Boys and others) - Hancock is a worthy recipient (from a high quality list of entrants) of this year's award. 

Mike Durham's International Classic Jazz Party goes from strength to strength - the 2019 gathering is all but sold out! - and the introduction of a Young Talent Award is a commendable initiative. Hancock will be around all weekend (Nov 1-3) and you'll be able to judge for yourself just how good the cornetist is when he takes part in the now legendary late night jam sessions. For last minute tickets - a handful remain on sale - visit: www.whitleybayjazzfest.com

Colin Hancock has said playing with 'the finest of the finest [at Whitley Bay] would be a dream come true'. Sometimes dreams do indeed come true.    
Russell

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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