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16476 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 356 of them this year alone and, so far, 68 this month (May 24).

From This Moment On ...

May

Thu 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 30: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 30: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests Josh Bentham (sax); Neil Brodie (trumpet); Garry Hadfield (keys); Adrian Beadnell (bass);

Fri 31: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 31: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 31: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 31: Castillo Nuevo Trio @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30pm. Free.
Fri 31: Borealis @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm. CANCELLED!
Fri 31: Redwell @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

June

Sat 01: Enrico Tomasso’s Swing Company @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club.
Sat 01: Play More Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: Steve Glendinning.
Sat 01: Hop, Skiffle & Jump: The Story of Skiffle @ 1719, Hendon, Sunderland. 6:00-9:00pm.
Sat 01: Edison Herbert Trio @ The Vault, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free.
Sat 01: Lindsay Hannon’s Tom Waits for No Man @ Dry Water Arts, Amble. 7:00pm. £15.00.
Sat 01: John Garner & John Pope @ Victoria Tunnel, Ouseburn, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Sat 01: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 02: Musicians Unlimited @ West Hartlepool RFC, Hartlepool. 12 noon. Two sets (12 noon-1:00pm & 2:00-3:00pm). ‘Sunday Big Band Blast meets WHRFC’s Classic Car Show’.
Sun 02: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm. £7.50.
Sun 02: Mark Williams Trio @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 2:00pm. £10.00.
Sun 02: Sax Choir @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 02: New Century Ragtime Orchestra @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 2:30pm. Free. A 'Jar on the Bar' gig. A 'pint sized' NCRO gig/rehearsal session feat. Dave Hignett, Jim McBriarty, Gavin Lee, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford with special guest drummer Nick Ward.
Sun 02: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 02: Anth Purdy @ The Quakerhouse, Darlington. 6:30pm. Free. ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’.
Sun 02: MSK @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 03: John Garner & John Pope @ Yamaha Music School, Blyth. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Mon 03: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 04: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Ben Phillips, Paul Grainger, Abbie Finn.

Wed 05: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 05: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 05: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Jazz Rehearsed: Adrian Cox live streaming from Golden Gator Jazz Cub - Dec. 16

Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals); Sven-Erik Lundeqvist (piano).
(Screenshots by Ken Drew). 

A new venture! Tonight's Jazz Rehearsed launched a new collaboration between Swedish and British jazz musicians. Londoner Adrian Cox flew to Malmö, or a nearby airport, to participate in a first Jazz Rehearsed live stream from the Golden Gator Jazz Club linking London and Malmö.
Start with the Gershwins -
 Oh, Lady Be Good! Cox first met pianist Sven-Erik Lundeqvist in October. They resolved to work together, tonight was the night. Facilitated by Golden Gator Jazz Club founder Cecilia Löfberg, our duo's performance gave the appearance of the partnership having played countless gigs together. The truth of the matter is they probably had a brief rehearsal earlier in the day. 

It Had to be You, then a first Cox vocal of the evening, The Sheik of Araby. Our man dropped in an the anecdote of Sidney Bechet recording the number in 1941 with what was, in effect, multi-tracking tracking technology...there's nowt new under the sun, as they say. More vocals from AC on Rockin' Chair, all the while Lundeqvist playing fantastic piano. 

Time for some conversation. Cox confessed his command of Swedish was non-existent as he chatted to Cecilia Löfberg. Fortunately, Ms Löfberg's English was better than Adrian's! Our Swedish host is an enthusiast and a 'mover-and-shaker'. Embracing the internet, hearing Cox live streaming, an exchange of emails, next thing Löfberg had set up this gig. 

More music...Tea for Two followed by I'll See You in My Dreams. What a player Lundeqvist is! The Swede probably practices stride piano for a couple of hours before breakfast. Cox recalled visiting Sweden during his mammoth Profoundly Blue tour and chose to play a number form those days, The Man I Love

Lundeqvist knocked out another tremendous solo on Makin' Whoopee before Cox closed the show by dedicating Runnin' Wild to this evening's host, Cecilia Löfberg. This first Jazz Rehearsed live stream worked a treat, the audio-visual presentation as good as anything over the last nine months or so. More to come in January, watch this space.  
Russell 

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

That’s not Jazz Refreshed!

Russell said...

Thanks 'Anonymous', well spotted!

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