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13862 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 81 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Tue 25: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 10:00am - 12 noon. Rehearsal session (open to the public) .
Tue 25: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Murray Wankling, Paul Grainger, King David Ike-Elechi.

Wed 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public). CANCELLED!
Wed 26: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm .
Wed 26: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 27: Tobias Sarra & John Garner @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm .
Thu 27: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 27: Knats’ Night: Knats + Swannek @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 27: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm. CANCELLED! .
Thu 27: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 28: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Ian Millar & Dominic Spencer @ Bishop Middleham Village Hall, Ferryhill. 8:00pm. £10.00.
Fri 28: Struggle Buggy @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blues band.

Sat 29: Lindsay Hannon & Martin Douglas @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Life Drawing & Live Music. Enrol at: www.cobaltstudios.co.uk.

Sun 30 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 30: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 30: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 30: Hot Club du Nord @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 31: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

February 2022

Tue 01: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 10:00am - 12 noon. Rehearsal session (open to the public).

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Nick Tomalin remembers Bill Kinghorn

Brian Ebbatson has brought this tribute by Nick Tomalin on London Jazz News to my attention regarding Bill Kinghorn who died on April 28 this year aged 86.

Although born in Newcastle, to the best of my knowledge he wasn't active on the local jazz scene, his main areas of activity were Leeds and later London although he did hold a teaching post in Newcastle in 1967.

He was obviously a rare talent as Nick Tomalin has praised him at the very highest level.

I wonder if any of our readers have memories that they would like to add? - Lance

3 comments :

Gerry Richardson said...

I was a pupil at Foxwood school in Leeds in the 1960s when Bill Kinghorn (and Graham Hearn) were running the music department.

In about 1965 Bill spent a large proportion of the music department budget on a drum kit and a string bass and a staff/student piano trio was formed with Bill on piano, Graham on drums and me on very dodgy bass. He taught me absolutely loads but in a kind of oblique way - 'listen to some Red Garland or try Horace Silver'. He had a regular Sunday night pub gig with a trio and he used to encourage me to sit in on piano. He did show me a few chord voicings but his overarching advice was listen, listen, listen. He was also an orchestral composer. Great bloke!

James Hutchinson said...

I was Bill Kinghorn’s cousin and was invited to listen to him play at the Milvain Club on the West Road-no longer there- along with a bloke called Alan who was playing double bass.
On another occasion I accompanied him to Kenton Lodge Training College where he had been invited to play some Dave Brubeck material..
He later taught.in Leeds then was appointed to head of jazz at Leeds College of Music, later moving to Harrogate.
Jim Hutchinson

Lance said...

My guess is the bass player could possibly be Al Collins who was the top man around that time.

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