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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

JAZZ AHEAD!

AS OF MAY 26 LISTINGS IN RED ARE RECENT ADDITIONS / AMENDMENTS / CANCELLATIONS / POSTPONEMENTS / RESCHEDULED EVENTS

The following selective gig list is somewhat speculative but, sooner or later, gig-going will resume. Fingers crossed that some/most/all of the gigs listed will go ahead. Contact the venue to confirm the gig is on! 

MAY 2020

FRI 1 - SUN 3 Darlington Jazz Festival. TO BE RESCHEDULED (DATES TBA).
 
SAT 30 Paul Edis + Francis Tulip & Ben Lawrence - Sage Gateshead. RESCHEDULED (see OCTOBER 7, 2020).

JUNE 2020

THU 11 Archipelago + Faith Brackenbury - Black Swan, Newcastle. CANCELLED.

SUN 14 Alice Grace w Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Hoochie Coochie. 5:30pm. Alice sings Ella! Tickets: www.strictly-smokin.co.uk. CANCELLED.

THU 18 Dean Stockdale Trio - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. CANCELLED

THU 18 Shirley Smart Trio - The Globe, Newcastle. CANCELLED.  

THU 18 Jo Harrop w Paul Edis Trio - St James’ & St Basil’s Church, Fenham, Newcastle. CANCELLED

FRI 19 Ben Gilbert Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. CANCELLED.

SUN 21 Zoë Gilby Quartet - Black Bull, Blaydon. Blaydon Jazz Club. CANCELLED.

FRI 26 Paul Edis - Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm. Solo piano. CANCELLED.

SAT 27 Jazz Jamaica All Stars: The Trojan Story - Sage Gateshead. POSTPONED. 

SUN 28 MGB: Milne-Glendinning Band - The Globe, Newcastle. CANCELLED.

JULY 2020

THU 2 Bruno Heinen Trio - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. CANCELLED.

FRI 3 Ben Crosland Quartet - Saltburn Community Hall & Theatre.

SAT 4 Nelson Riddle Orchestra: Frank Sinatra & Friends - Forum Theatre, Billingham. Christopher Riddle (conductor), featuring vocalist Tony Christie. 

THU 9 Hot Club du Nord - Sage Gateshead.

FRI 10 Robert Mitchell - Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. 

SAT 11 & SUN 12 Jazz Stage - Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Tynemouth. CANCELLED. 

FRI 17 Zoë Gilby Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. CANCELLED.

FRI 17-SUN 19 Summertyne Americana - Sage Gateshead. CANCELLED.

SUN 19 River City Hot Six - Black Bull, Blaydon. Blaydon Jazz Club. CANCELLED.

FRI 24 FINNTET - Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm. CANCELLED. 

AUGUST 2020

SAT 1 Michael Bublé - Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. 

FRI 7 Savannah Jazz Band - Saltburn Community Hall & Theatre.  

THU 13 - SUN 16 Newcastle Jazz Festival. Inc. THU 13 Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Bridge Hotel; FRI 14 Jay Phelps Quartet - Newcastle Civic Centre; SAT 15 All Day Festival. Line-up inc. Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio; Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski; Jasmine; Swing Manouche; Sue Ferris Quartet - Tyne Bank Brewery; SUN 16 Pete Tanton & Lloyd Wright (- venue TBC; Abbie Finn Trio - Billy Bootleggers; Emma Fisk & James Birkett - Tyneside Cinema. 

SEPTEMBER 2020

THU 10 Abbie Finn Trio - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. RESCHEDULED DATE FROM MARCH.

FRI 11 Jeff Barnhart - Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. American piano virtuoso. RESCHEDULED (see SEPTEMBER 17, 20201).  

FRI 11 Tango Jazz Quartet - Saltburn Community Hall & Theatre.

SAT 12 Jeff Barnhart's Silent Comedy Film Festival (reel 3) - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club. CANCELLED.    
  
THU 17-SUN 20 Hexham Abbey Festival of Music & Arts. Inc. FRI 18 Diáspora (twelve piece Latin, salsa, jazz & funk band). POSTPONED. RESCHEDLUED (see SEPTEMBER 2021). 

FRI 18-SUN 20 DJazz - Durham. Various venues.

SAT 19 Jive Aces: Big Beat Revue - Customs House, South Shields. RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL.

FRI 25 Doris Day Story - Customs House, South Shields. Rescheduled date.

FRI 25 John Law - Sage Gateshead. 

SUN 27 Postmodern Jukebox - Sage Gateshead. 

OCTOBER 2020

WED 30 SEP-SUN 4 OCT Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music. Various venues. www.newcastlefestivalofjazzandimprovisedmusic.com 

SAT 3 John Pope Quintet - Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Berwick.

SUN 4 SEED Ensemble - Sage Gateshead. RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH.

WED 7 Paul Edis + Francis Tulip & Ben Lawrence - Sage Gateshead. RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 30.

WED 14 Jamie Cullum - Sage Gateshead. Rescheduled date.

TUE 20 Ashley Henry - The Cluny, Newcastle. Rescheduled date.

SAT 24 East Coast Swing Band - The Exchange, North Shields.

MON 26 Roberto Fonseca - Sage Gateshead. RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 

THU 29 Crooners - Tyne Theatre, Newcastle.

NOVEMBER  2020

FRI 30 OCT-SUN 1 NOV Mike Durham's International Classic Jazz Party - Village Hotel, North Tyneside.

WED 4 Washboard Resonators - Bobik’s, Newcastle. RESCHEDULED FROM MAY

SAT 7 TJ Johnson - St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club.

SAT 7 James Birkett & Emma Fisk - St Andrews Church, Corbridge.

THU 12 Yazz Ahmed Polyhymnia - Sage Gateshead. Rescheduled date. 

SAT 14 Tenement Jazz Band - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club.

SAT 14 GoGo Penguin - Sage Gateshead. Rescheduled date.

FRI 20 Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio - Traveller's Rest, Darlington (Opus 4 Jazz Club). 

SAT 21 Hot Club du Nord - The Witham, Barnard Castle.

FRI 27 Hot Club du Nord - St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook.


DECEMBER 2020

SAT 5 River City Hot Six - St Augustine’s Parish Centre. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club.
THU 10 Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, Peterlee.

SUN 13 Hot Club du Nord - Hurworth Village Hall (2:00pm).

FRI 18 Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. First night of two. Always a sell out - book now: www.strictly-smokin.co.uk

SAT 19 Paul Edis: Jazzy Xmas - Sage Gateshead. 2:00pm.

SAT 19 Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Second night of two. Always a sell out - book now: www.strictly-smokin.co.uk

SAT 19 Paul Edis: Jazzy Xmas - Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.

FEBRUARY 2021

FRI 5 Binker Golding Quartet - Sage Gateshead. RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH.

SAT 6 Frog & Henry - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club. Expanded ten piece band from New Orleans! No advance tickets, pay on the door. 

THU 18 Linda May Han Oh - Sage Gateshead. RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL.

SAT 27 Pete Long w Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Sage Gateshead. Duke Ellington programme!

MARCH 2021

THU 4 Crooners - Gala Theatre, Durham. Rescheduled date. 

THU 18 Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 2020.

SAT 27 Hamish McGregor's 'Barber, Ball & Bilk' - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club.

MAY 2021

SAT 1 Jeff Barnhart - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club. 

FRI 21 Andrea Vicari Trio - Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. 

FRI 21 Andrea Vicari Trio - Traveller's Rest, Darlington. Opus 4 Jazz Club. 


SEPTEMBER 2021
FRI 17 Jeff Barnhart - Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. American piano virtuoso. RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 2020.

Hexham Abbey Festival of Music & Arts. RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 2021. Dates TBC. 

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