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16382 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 262 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (April 20).

From This Moment On ...


Tue 23: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Victoria & Albert Inn, Seaton Delaval. 12:30-3:30pm. £12.00. ‘St George’s Day Afternoon Tea’. Gig with ‘Lashings of Victoria Sponge Cake, along with sandwiches & scones’.
Tue 23: Jalen Ngonda @ Newcastle University Students’ Union. POSTPONED!

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: Sinatra: Raw @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm. Richard Shelton.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Death Trap @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Rambert Dance Co. Two pieces inc. Goat (inspired by the music of Nina Simone) with on-stage musicians.

Thu 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 25: Jim Jams @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 1:15pm. Jim Jams’ funk collective.
Thu 25: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 25: Death Trap @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Rambert Dance Co. Two pieces inc. Goat (inspired by the music of Nina Simone) with on-stage musicians.
Thu 25: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 25: Kate O’Neill, Alan Law & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Neil Brodie (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass); Garry Hadfield (keys).

Fri 26: Graham Hardy Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00.
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: East Coast Swing Band @ Morpeth Rugby Club. 7:30pm. £9.00. (£8.00 concs).
Fri 26: Paul Skerritt with the Danny Miller Big Band @ Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 26: Abbie Finn’s Finntet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Sat 27: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Vault, Darlington. 6:00pm. Free.
Sat 27: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 28: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: More Jam Festival Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Swing Dance workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00-4:00pm. Free (registration required). A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox: The '10' Tour @ Glasshouse International Centre for Music, Gateshead. 7:30pm. £41.30 t0 £76.50.
Sun 28: Alligator Gumbo @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Jerron Paxton @ The Cluny, Newcastle. Blues, jazz etc.

Mon 29: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 29: Michael Young Trio @ The Engine Room, Sunderland. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. ‘Opus de Funk’ (a tribute to Horace Silver).

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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