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Postage

14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.
Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Monday, July 13, 2020

KIERON GARRETT PRESENTS: SYNTHONIC - Do You Remember?

(Press release)
Renowned jazz pianist breaks new ground with funk fuelled project

July 2020 marks the release of Do You Remember? The brand new album by ‘Synthonic’ – a funk fuelled, synth-led electronic project created by leading jazz pianist and composer Kieron Garrett.

As band leader of the Kieron Garrett Quartet (KGQ), Garrett has gained widespread praise for his innovative compositions and dexterous skill on keys, performing at leading international venues and festivals with an ensemble that includes leading UK saxophonist Dave O’Higgins.

Now with Synthonic, Garrett channels his creativity in a new direction, developing a series of dynamic, electronic funk orientated compositions that are as innovative as they are exciting.

On the Synthonic project, Kieron Garrett writes, records, produces and performs everything himself (bar some guest appearances on two of the tracks), which clearly demonstrates his undeniable prowess as a highly gifted musician at the top of his game.

Trained as a classical pianist, Garrett is a self-taught jazz musician, who has also been playing the tuba since the age of seven. This diverse range of experience has allowed a broadening of musical horizons that is doubtlessly evident on Do You Remember?

Though very much rooted in classic funk, the Synthonic material contains sounds, melodies and themes that cover jazz, soul and electronica, coming together to form something progressive and unique.

Garrett’s musical inspirations for Synthonic flow from a plethora of sources, anything from Chick Corea to Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter to Stevie Wonder. It is a masterful body of work, destined to be enjoyed by both the most discerning of music lovers and those who just can’t get enough of a good groove!
  
Do You Remember? Track Listing:

·      Havana
·      Groovin Out feat. Dave O'Higgins (sax) Dan Hawkins (bass)  
·      Stepping Out
·      Fork in the Road
·      Disco
·      Divergence  
·  Do You Remember? feat Grace Walker (vocals) Leo Appleyard (guitar)
·      Quarantine

·      All tracks composed and performed by Kieron Garrett

Released 17th July 2020

1 comment :

Unknown said...

Great album great tunes and seriously good arrangements!

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