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May 13: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (weather, unfortunately, not permitting). CANCELLED!

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

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Adrian Cox's Mothering Sunday Special: Ivy Benson - Mar. 14

Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals) 

Our man is still out in Bulgaria working on various projects and, as it's Mothering Sunday, Adrian Cox thought it a good idea to present a set of music associated with Ivy Benson. First up, a tune Benson always played in concert but never recorded, Oh! Lady be Good. Cox was at pains to thank academic Catherine Tackley and Anni Dam for providing invaluable biographical information on his subject. 
If I Had My Way with Cox singing, prompted our man to say he intends to play this number with his band - Joe Webb & co. - post lockdown. Watch this space! I Cover the Waterfront, Stardust (vocal), tune after tune, Cox blowing great clarinet, effortlessly so, narrating the Benson story as he went along, simultaneously interacting with his large online audience. Cox enlightened his audience about the blatant sexism Benson encountered day in day out. Amazingly, back in the day, the MU railed against the female bandleader landing a 22 week run at the Palladium.

To close this Sunday Service special Cox first played A Tree in the Meadow followed by Oh! Lady be Good, just as Benson always did, playing the song as the opening and closing number at each and every concert. Our clarinetist really flew on this one! Next week? Our popular live streamer has yet to decide who or what his subject will be. Tune in (Adrian Cox Music, Facebook) at one o'clock, Sunday 21 March to find out!   
Russell

Set list: Oh! Lady be GoodI Cover the WaterfrontLoverStardustI'm in the Mood for LoveI Never KnewThe Homecoming WaltzA Tree in the MeadowOh! Lady be Good

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