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Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Hal Singer (1919 - 2020)

Tenor saxist Hal Singer died on August 18 - he was 100 years old. Back in June this year I posted an item about Hal Singer after Brian Ebbatson had drawn my attention to an article in the Washington Post which can be read again here. It's a harrowing story and I marvel that Hal Singer reached the age of 3 let alone 100.

May he rest in peace - he certainly deserves to.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Let's remember Hal for his many in concert performances and studio recordings. Two cherished albums - Rocket 88 (Alexis Korner & co) and Jimmy Witherspoon Sings the Blues with Mike Carr, Peter King and others - feature Hal's tenor sax.

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