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13,218 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 637 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 11).

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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).

Monday, March 22, 2021

Geordie Jazz 'n' all that

(Photo by Lance)

Gary Hogg's Geordie Hour programme on Radio Tyneside plays anything and everything 'Geordie'. Musicians from the area, based in the area or having migrated to the centre of the universe (Tyneside) are given an airing on 93.6 FM and online to a worldwide (Geordie ex-pat) community at: Radio Tyneside


For the best part of seven decades Radio Tyneside has broadcast to the local hospital community and, over the years, to an ever-growing global audience. Most weeks Mr Hogg will play a track by a local jazz outfit or a track with jazz musicians on a recording. Sunday's edition opened with the Juggernaut Love Band, described by GH as one of the area's top function bands. In recent times the line-up has included Jamie Toms and Liam Gaughan, two well known faces to Tyneside's jazz audience. 

Those moderately successful pop stars Madonna and Prince can claim a Geordie connection thanks to Chester-le-Street born and bred Marcus Brown. Composer/pianist Brown, an adjudicator at the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival (2018 and 2019), for many years lived in Los Angeles immersed in the film industry and working with Madonna and the late Prince of Paisley Park. Yesterday's Geordie Hour featured Marcus playing keyboards on a track by his sister Georgia Brown

And to top things off, Roly Veitch, one of the region's most respected jazz guitarists (and one half of the Blaydon Aces alongside fellow guitarist and Honourary Geordie, James Birkett) was heard singing When This Aad Hat Was New. Aye, whenever you tune in to the Geordie Hour, you're sure to hear a Geordie! Tune in Sundays at 5:00pm or catch the repeat Wednesdays at 7:00pm.          

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