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15867 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 874 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (Sept. 25).

From This Moment On ...


Tue 26: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Hallgarth St., Durham DH1 3AT. 7:00pm. Paul Skerritt's (solo) weekly residency.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 28: Alice Grace Quartet @ King's Hall, Newcastle University. 1:15pm. Free.
Thu 28: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm. All welcome.
Thu 28: Faye MacCalman + Snape/Sankey @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 28: Zoe Rahman @ Jesmond United Reformed Church, Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Thu 28: '58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Speakeasy @ Queen's Hall, Hexham. 7:30pm. £15.00. A Southpaw Dance Company presentation. Dance, audio-visuals, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, swing dancers etc.
Thu 28: Mick Cantwell Band @ Harbour View, Sunderland. 8:00pm. Free. Ace blues band.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.

Sat 30: John Pope Quintet + Late Girl + Shapeshifters @ Bobik's, Jesmond, Newcastle.
Sat 30: Papa G's Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A 'Jar on the Bar' gig.


Sun 01: Smokin' Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 01: Dulcie May Moreno sings Portrait of Sheila @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 2:00pm. £10.00. Moreno sings Sheila Jordan with Giles Strong, Mick Shoulder & John Bradford.
Sun 01: Middlesbrough Jazz & Blues Orchestra @ Saltburn Community Hall. 2:00pm.
Sun 01: The Easy Rollers @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £13.70., £11.55.
Sun 01: Brand/Roberts/Champion/Sanders @ Blank Studios, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Sun 01: Papa G's Troves @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 02: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 02: FILM: Wattstax; 50th Anniversary @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 8:00pm.

Monday, May 02, 2022

R.I.P Terry Dalton

Terry Dalton was born in Throckley, the 3rd son of Herbie Dalton, a window cleaner and drummer who ran a dance band around the north east. Herbie made sure that all of his family learned to play an instrument.  Ronnie (piano); Wilf (sax); Doreen (bass); Terry (trombone) and Derek (trumpet) - they were all employed in their dad's band once they had acquired the required skills. 

Later they became known as The Dalton Dixielanders although most people just simply referred to them as The Daltons.

Terry also gigged around with local bands and, as his reputation grew, progressed to the Joe Loss Orchestra playing and singing alongside Ross McManus who was the father of Elvis (Costello).

Back on Tyneside he got an equity card and did quite a bit of work as an  extra on various stage productions.

He joined the Jazz Esquires at the Porthole about 2012 (see photo) and did a few gigs with an offshoot band called Undecided before, later, joining the Blyth Big Band and the East Coast Swing Band  as lead trombone. He also did gigs with a band that his son played in - The Baghdaddies.

Terry had a very smooth tone, which he credited to a lesson he had had from Don Lusher, and a good technique that served him in good stead when his brother Derek visited from Australia.

He suffered from cancer and, sadly, wasn't able to do any playing over the last couple of years. 

Terry Dalton died on April 29.

May he Rest In Peace – Miles Watson.


carstairs said...

Terry was a nice man, self-effacing considering his considerable talent as a trombonist. I enjoyed playing with him on a number of occasions, mainly at the Cullercoats Crescent Club -where he demonstrated his wonderful tone and high note capability. He will be missed.


Very sad to hear about the passing of Terry Dalton. I knew him and his name through my father but I did get the chance to play with him back in 1978 and more recently in 2017 at the Crescent Club. A very nice person and fine trombonist. R.I.P.
Colin Aitchison (Hong Kong)

Unknown said...

What a shame, he was a great lad, funny as owt and I loved his playing.
First time I heard him play was on a Cooking in the Kitchen session at Steve Cunningham's studio.
You couldn't miss him. RIP Terry.
John H (East Coast Swing Band)

Unknown said...

So sorry to hear that. Terry was a kind and very talented man with a warm heart. Always positive and supportive. He’ll be missed.
Laurence (ECSB)

Unknown said...

Absolutely gutted. Like a second dad. Bless him.
Peter S (ECSB)

Unknown said...

Terry contributed so much, not just in the Trombone section. He encouraged me and others too, particularly in the Band's dark days. We will miss his huge talent and irrepressible spirit.
Richard (ECSB)

Unknown said...

So Sad. A lovely guy and a fantastic player. He always encouraged you to play stuff that you thought was too hard and helped bring out your best playing. Great jazz player too. He will be sadly missed by so many people.
Lindsay (ECSB)

Unknown said...

So sad!
Terry was such a warm, cheerful, positive and supportive member of the trombone section. He really encouraged me and he was such fun to play alongside.
We miss him for his talent and his company .
Christine (ECSB)

Unknown said...

I’m so sorry to hear. Terry was really welcoming and supportive to me when I joined the band. He was also a fund of musical stories.
Jan (ECSB)

Unknown said...

Sorry not to have seen Terry in recent times. I'd like him to have seen that my playing of Fool on the Hill had improved (a bit)
Lynne (ECSB)

Unknown said...

Terry will be sorely missed by all of us at Tuesday morning's East Coast Swing Band sessions. He was a patient mentor, an effortless improviser, and a powerful role model to me. I will treasure the super anecdotes relating back to his experiences on the fringe of the circuit of A,B and C listers! But above all I 'll remember what a warm person he was and his generosity towards lesser mortals.
Choked at his passing.
Peter Smith, fellow Bone and current Chair East Coast Swing Band.

Bob.S said...

Terry was great player a true gent and a very good friend.
R I P matey.
Bob Stephenson.
East Coast Swing Band and others.

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