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16519 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 399 of them this year alone and, so far, 21 this month (June 8).

From This Moment On ...

June

Wed 12: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 12: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 12: The Tannery Jam Session @ The Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham. 7:00-9:00pm. Free. A ‘second Wednesday in the month’ jam session.
Wed 12: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 13: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 13: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. £5.00. Upstairs.
Thu 13: Musicians Unlimited @ Dorman’s, Middlesbrough. 8:00pm.
Thu 13: Jazz Guys @ Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival, Corbridge. 8:00pm.
Thu 13: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 13: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm.

Fri 14: Mark Williams Trio @ The Old Library, Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Fri 14: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 14: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 14: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 14: Strictly Smokin’ Big Band @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. ‘Ella & Ellington’. 7:30pm. £18.00.
Fri 14: Customs House Big Band @ Customs House, South Shields. 7:30pm. Donations (online, min. £3.00.).

Sat 15: Keith Barrett & Andrew Porritt @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 12 noon. Free. A Cullercoats Festival event.
Sat 15: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Sat 15: James Birkett & Emma Fisk @ Sunderland Minster. 7:30pm. £15.00., £8.00. (u16s free). ‘The Great American Songbook’. A Bishopwearmouth Choral Society event, conductor David Murray.
Sat 15: Jude Murphy & Dan Stanley @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 16: Jason Isaacs @ Stack, Seaburn SR6 8AA. 1:00-2:45pm. Free.
Sun 16: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 16: Gaz Hughes Trio @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 3:00pm. £10.00.
Sun 16: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 16: Gaz Hughes Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 16: Jazz Jam @ Fabio’s Bar, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. A Durham University Jazz Society event. All welcome.

Mon 17: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Victoria & Albert Inn, Seaton Delaval. 12:30pm. £13.00. ‘Jazz, Sausage ‘n’ Mash’…’with Onion Gravy’!
Tue 18: Jam Session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Tim Johnston.
Tue 18: Libby Goodridge & Ben Davies @ The Lost Wanderer, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £6.00. Triple bill, inc. Goodridge & Davies (jazz).

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Adrian Cox & Friends Runnin' Wild at Toulouse Lautrec - May 27

Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals); Dave Archer (guitar); Will Barry (piano); Will Sach (double bass)

Looking forward to playing in front of a live audience, Adrian Cox on Facebook exclaimed: Whoop! Whoop! As Toulouse Lautrec is operating at half capacity until at least June 21, it came as no surprise to learn that this evening's gig was a sellout. In addition, an online, paying audience boosted the coffers. A choice set list, beginning with Ellington's Do Nothing till You Hear from Me, found charismatic frontman Cox in fine form. In equally good form were Kansas Smitty's regulars Will Barry, piano, Dave Archer, guitar and bassist Will Sach. At the conclusion of a swifter than swift Runnin' Wild Cox joked: Er, we're gonna pick up the tempo now! 

Ellington, yes, now for Jelly Roll...Black Bottom Stomp, Archer the rhythm machine and soloist par excellence, Barry making a good fist of it as Morton. At its conclusion...Ah! Crikey! said our man. Yes, this was back to work, on stage performing alongside fellow musicians, an expectant audience, none of this solo live stream lark. The quartet closed out a swinging first set with a swinging Four or Five Times, Cox's wailin' vocals, Cox's wailin' clarinet, excellent. 

'Deed I Do resumed matters. Yet more excellence. Cox decided to change the set list calling Sonny Boy's Born Blind, in the key of C, said our man. A blues vocal to die for, Archer telling it how it is, Will Sach grabbing a solo. One more time, Born Blind said Cox, superb! I'm Afraid the Masquerade is Over featured pianist Barry, Cox sitting to one side shouting encouragement. Without announcement, accompanied by Barry at the piano, Cox sang Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen. Acknowledging the applause, Yeah, said our man. Tune of the night. That said, Oh, Lady be Good ran it a close second, Cox blowing for all he was worth, urged on by Will Sach: Yeah! Go on! Huge applause!  
Russell

First set list: Do Nothing till You Hear from Me?You Turned the Tables on MeRunnin' WildUpper Street SerenadeBlack Bottom StompFour or Five Times.

Second set list: 'Deed I DoBorn BlindI'm Afraid the Masquerade is OverNobody Knows the Trouble I've SeenNot That OneOh, Lady be Good?

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