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11,772 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 912 of them this year alone and, so far, 49 this month (August 13).

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August

Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

RIP Jon Christensen (1943 - 2020)

Somewhat belatedly, we received the sad news that Norwegian avant -garde drummer Jon Christensen passed away on February 18.

I never actually heard him live although Russell recalls hearing him  at Newcastle's Corner House. The Heaton pub was the epicentre of Jazz North East gigs at the time and Christensen  appeared as part of Arild Andersen's Masquelero in 1986 and 1987 each time being well-received.


Although an established name in European circles he was also acknowledged globally as a forward thinking percussionist and achieved international recognition as part of Keith Jarrett's European Quartet and  as
practically house drummer at ECM.

Jon Christensen was 76.
Lance

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