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14226 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 445 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 13).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Wed 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 18: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 18: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 18: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 19: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 19: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Thu 19: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 19: 58 Jazz Collective @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. TBC.

Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).
Fri 20: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Swing Bridge @ Garden House Coffee, Hallgate, Hexham. 4:05pm.
Fri 20: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Fri 20: Customs House Big Band w Ruth Lambert @ Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm.
Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £12.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).

Sat 21: Elkie Brooks @ Whitley Bay Playhouse. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Jools Holland’s R & B Orchestra @ The Hippodrome, Darlington. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 22 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 22: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 22: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 22: Abstract Orchestra plays J Dilla @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Sun 22: Panharmonia @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 23: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Probably the last jam session of the year @ The Globe - December 29

(Review/Photos by Lance).

The longest, established, floating jam session in Newcastle has been moored at The Globe for some years now usually on a Wednesday where it is given the more respectful title of a "Jazz Worskshop". The vagaries of the festive season meant that this year it moved to last night (Sunday) which, as the list of jammers indicates was a popular move. The audience too showed up in numbers and a jolly time was had by all.

With so much toing and froing it was impossible to list an orderly programme of events suffice to say everyone was having fun and it was good to meet up with friends and acquaintances old and new.

Bert Louissen, on a visit from Holland sang and played keyboard à la Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder with Georgia on my Mind and I Wish. The latter number had backing vocals from Teresa and Jude and brought the biggest round of applause of the evening.

Teresa sang Dance me to the End of Love whilst Jude was here there and everywhere singing, fluting, saxing and bass guitaring - such talent. 

John Hutton, who could have been mistaken for a bouncer, gave a spirited version of Fly me to the Moon and later rocked the joint with a number I failed to make a note of. Magda impressed with Mean to Me, likewise Sheila with Fine and Mellow whilst BSH's own unique chanteuse Ann Alex took centre stage for Secret Love.

Amidst the surrounding mayhem, like the Emperor Nero, Dave Weisser kept his cool blowing tightly muted cornet and his Miles Davis tee shirt was not out of place.

Pianists and drummers seemed to be on a conveyer belt Sam Young switching from piano to drums and back again to make room for Lewis Currie on piano and his sidekick, whose name I missed out on, on drums.  Matt Fairhurst, subtle and laid back had a spell on kit as did the more extrovert Geoff Smith. One of the pleasant surprises in an evening full of surprises was Lauren Ainsborough on keyboards. Look forward to hearing more.

One minor gripe: Does everyone have to take a solo on every number, particularly when a singer is on stage? A rationed approach would allow more numbers. However, that's jam sessions for you and it was still an excellent evening.
Lance.
PS: Apologies to anyone I've missed out or got their name wrong - corrections are welcomed.

Dave Weisser (cornet); Jude Murphy (alto sax/flute/bass guitar/vocal); Ray Johnson (trumpet); Bernie Ranson (tenor sax); Nigel Greenwood (alto sax/trumpet/piano/vocal); Rachel Richman (alto sax); Poppy Pagan (flute); Pete Bennett, Roy Stephenson (guitars); Dave Parker (bass); Bert Louissen (piano/vocal); Lewis Currie, Lauren Ainsborough (piano); Sam Young (piano/drums); Geoff Smith, Matt Fairhurst, A.N. Other (drums); Teresa Danby, Ann Alex, John Hutton, Sheila Herrick, Magda Ruta (vocals).

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Witty, excellently-written, informative, timely review which captured the spirit of the evening! And so great to meet you at last!! Teresa D

Teresa Danby (on F/b) said...

What a great job you guys do writing up these events in such a timely way... I am sure it helps keep the music scene alive and thriving and encourages people to go along and take part or listen. And what a great venue The Globe is!! So welcoming (and that goes for all the musicians and audience and organisers too).

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