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13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

It Didn't Come to Pass...

One of our readers has recalled going with his wife to Gosforth Park for a concert by Joe Pass only to find out that Joe hadn't come under starters orders and the concert was cancelled. I contacted "Mr Guitar" i.e. Maurice Summerfield as to the date and the reason behind the cancellation.



The concert, Maurice explained, was due to illness but he couldn't give an exact date as he didn't have all his files at home. However, acting on memory, he thought it was about a year after Joe's previous appearance in Newcastle at the People's Theatre which would place it around 1978.

Details of the concert that did take place are shown on the above image which Maurice kindly supplied.

Were you at the concert at The Peoples or were you one of the dissapointed punters?
Lance

2 comments :

Russell said...

I was definitely at the Joe Pass concert - not the kind of occasion one would forget. However, all these years it's been in my head that the gig was at the Gosforth Park Hotel. Odd how the memory plays tricks! Speaking of the Gosforth Park Hotel - correct me if I'm wrong - didn't Ronnie Scott cancel a performance at the venue? I recall turning up on the night in question only to find out the concert had been cancelled. If I imagined it then I give up!

brian ure said...

I thought that I had missed Joe Pass for the same reason at The Corner House Heaton. Never mind my memory also goes missing these days!

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