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COFID- 19

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.

Today

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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

We're not yet in total lockdown...

(By Russell)

After much thought and consultation with the musicians, Hexham Jazz Club have decided to go ahead with tonight's (Tuesday 17) gig at the Fox Inn. The Dean Stockdale Trio comprising County Durham based pianist Stockdale, ever dependable Paul Grainger on bass and brilliant young drummer Abbie Finn, guarantee a swinging evening of jazz. and hopefully, if only for one night, you'll be able to forget your troubles and just get happy.

Dean cites Oscar Peterson as an influence, Paul is the linchpin of many bands and Abbie is fast becoming a 'first call' musician on the scene. 


So, here's the deal...Hexham Jazz Club currently operates on a donations basis (a suggested donation of £5), musicians shouldn't and don't work for nothing, therefore, if jazz at the Fox is to continue it needs you to get along to support it. The first set starts at 8:30, it's free admission, a generous donation would be welcome and the Fox's jazz-supporting publican, whilst understanding and appreciating anyone's decision to stay at home, would be happy to see you there. 
Russell

1 comment :

Brian Bennett said...

Is Hexham Jazz Club@The Fox in a Corona Virus-free zone?
It appears everyone else is taking the spread of Covid-19 VERY seriously and are following the advice and recommendations from the Government, Public Health England and the WHO. Jazzers living on the edge, eh!

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