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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.

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Jazz at Live Theatre - info wanted.

Were you around the Newcastle jazz scene during the late '80s and early '90s? Do you remember any of these bands, which played mostly one-off gigs at Live Theatre on the stated dates? I need information on them for the story of jazz at Live and would be grateful for your help. Please email me, Dave Clarke, at:

17/12/88 - Rick Taylor's Chaos Theory (8.30pm)
22/10/89 - The Cellar Band (noon)
21/1/90 - (Keith Morris's) Kent Moped Straight Ahead Quartet + Di Di (noon)
1/4/90 - The Fingersmiths (noon)
30/9/90 - A'Battuta (noon)
25/11/90 - Undercurrents (noon)
4/7/91 - Not The Newcastle Jazz Festival (8pm)
12/11/91 - Cut the Crap Jazz Club (8.30pm)
& fortnightly to 25/2/92 (Jam Session with house band).
Dave Clarke.

1 comment :

Jude Murphy (on F/b) said...

I remember seeing some great stuff there. Carol Grimes and Ian Shaw. I'm sure Pete King in one gig. Sid Warren. Trouble is, alcohol (or Sunday afternoon hangovers) may have been involved so details a bit sketchy

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