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16434 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 314 of them this year alone and, so far, 26 this month (May 9).

From This Moment On ...

May

Sat 18: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:00-9:00pm. Free. Celebrating ‘10 years of the Jazz Jam!’. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, Tim Johnston. A Late Shows event.
Sat 18: SH#RP Collective @ Holy Name Parish Church Hall, Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:00-9:00pm. Tickets: £15.00. Bar available, BYO snacks. A Jesmond Community Festival event. All proceeds to Kabuyanda Charity (Ugandan health care).
Sat 18: Red Kites Jazz @ Staithes Café, Autumn Drive, Gateshead. 7:30pm.
Sat 18: Alligator Gumbo @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.
Sat 18: Rockin’ Turner Brothers @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Sun 18: Papa G’s Amigos special summer Latin set @ The Schooner, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 9:00pm. Free.
Sat 18: Late Night Special with Ruth Lambert & special guests @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 10:00pm-midnight. £5.00. (booking essential). Lambert & surprise jam session guests from down the years.

Sun 19: BTS Trombone Day @ Mark Hillery Arts Centre, Collingwood College, Durham University DH1 3LT. 11:00am-5:00pm. Free to British Trombone Society members (£10.00. & £5.00. to non-members). Recitals, workshops and mass blows.
Sun 19: Women Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. £25.00. Tutor: Andrea Vicari. Enquiries: learning@jazz.coop.
Sun 19: Ransom Van @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 7:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Sun 19: Tweed River Jazz Band @ Barrels Ale House, Berwick. 7:00pm. Free.
Sun 19: Andrea Vicari Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 20: Harmony Brass @ the Crescent Club, Cullercoats. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 20: Michael Young Trio @ The Engine Room, Sunderland. 6:00-8:00pm. Free. Opus de Funk: Horace Silver.
Mon 20: Joe Steels-Ben Lawrence Quartet @ The Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. £8.00.

Tue 21: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

Wed 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 22: Alice Grace Vocal Masterclass @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 6:00pm. Free.
Wed 22: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 22: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 22: Daniel Erdmann’s Thérapie de Couple @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 23: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 23: Castillo Nuevo Trio @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30pm. Free.
Thu 23: Immortal Onion + Rivkala @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 23: The Doris Day Story @ Phoenix Theatre, Blyth. 7:30pm.
Thu 23: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Jeremy McMurray (keys); Dan Johnson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Fri 24: Hot Club du Nord @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 24: Swannek + support @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. Time TBC.

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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