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16590 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 29 this month (July 14).

From This Moment On ...

July

Sat 20: Snake Davis & Helen Watson Duo @ Chopwell Community Centre NE17 7HZ. 7:30pm. £17.50.

Sun 21: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 21: Salty Dog @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 21: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free. Sun 21: The Big Easy @ The White Room, Stanley. 5:00pm.
Sun 21: Ben Crosland Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 22: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 23: Nomade Swing Trio @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm. £10.00. Tickets from Tully’s of Rothbury or at the door (cash only). A Coquetdale Jazz event.

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 24: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 24: The Ronnie Scott’s Story @ The Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Thu 25: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Garry Hadfield (keys); Noel Dennis (tpt); Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Adrian Beadnell (bass).
Thu 25: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Fri 26: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 26: Stuart Turner @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Fri 26: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.
Fri 26: Bold Big Band @ Old Coal Yard, Byker, Newcastle. 9:30pm. A Newcastle Fringe Festival event.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Jammin' @ the Black Swan - Jan. 25

Murray Wankling (piano); Paul Grainger (bass); King David Ike-Elechi (drums) + Jeremy McMurray (piano); Jacob Egglestone, Adam Sams, Joe Steels (guitar); Steve Picking, John Pope (bass); Stan Woodward (bass guitar); Michael Mather, Bailey Rudd (drums); Nick Gould (tenor sax); Esther Coombes (alto sax/clarinet); Jan Spencelayh, Kit Giroux, Patrick Cromb (vocals). 

For all we know there may have been others! The on stage permutations were so many and so varied I stopped keeping score. Suffice to see they all did their own thing and no one fell flat on their er, face.

They came down from Edinburgh, up from Yorkshire, across from Cullercoats - truly an international gathering.

Numbers played included Blue Bossa and I Wish I Knew How it Felt to be Free by the trio. 'S Wonderful (Jeremy); Black Coffee, Get Happy, At Last (Jan); Stella by Starlight, Tenor Madness, Body and Soul (Nick); That Old Feeling, Autumn Leaves (Patrick); It Don't Mean a Thing, Misty (Kit); Mr PC (Pope, Sams) and more - much more.

Special mention of Esther (pictured above) who, after a hesitant start, grew in confidence and even took on the power players on All Blues - on clarinet!

The three guitarists all impressed as did John Pope (natch!) and Steve, this week playing upright bass as opposed to his usual fretless electric bass. I could go on and on but instead I'll leave it to Nick Gould who followed in the hoofprints of  Robert the Bruce on Facebook - the Bannockburn of today - to add his thoughts - Lance

5 comments :

Nick Gould said...

Good fun! Great to see everyone!

Ann Alex said...

Nick, what a great video from the night on Facebook. Catches the atmosphere well!

Nick Gould said...

Thanks very much Ann! Come along to the Globe on 13th Feb (Sunday) if you are not busy. I am delighted to be playing there with JazzMain

Anonymous said...


a very good jam session, great to see so many musicians who came from afar, it has to be said that Nick Gould was superb, I love the way he brings the younger musicians into play, I look forward to feb 13 at the globe where Nicks group JAZZ MAIN will be playing, a great birthday present for me.

BRIAN SHINE

Nick Gould said...

Thank you for your kind words Brian. I am really looking forward to being at the Globe on the 13th with JazzMain. We love coming to Newcastle.

Tuesday was good, so great to see young people who have not been subverted by video games

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