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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).

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Ten north east greats. 3 - Kathy Stobart

(Photo by Lance)
Kathy Stobart (1925 - 2014). Born in South Shields, tenor saxist Kathy also played at the Oxford. I wonder if she was in the band at the same time as Ralph Hutchinson? Unlike Ralph who moved north and then west, Kathy moved south where she had an illustrious career, first with the Vic Lewis Orchestra, then in various bands including one with her second husband, trumpet player Bert Courtley. I remember seeing her leading her own band at one of the Newcastle Festivals. The last time I heard Kathy was at the Customs House in her home town with the Humphrey Lyttelton Band. She'd been a member of several of Humph's bands over the years. Lovely sound on tenor and a probing, more contemporary approach 
on soprano. Lance

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