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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 ...


Fri 19: Luis Verde with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 19: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 19: Luis Verde with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 19: Zoë Gilby Trio @ Seventeen Nineteen, Hendon, Sunderland. 7:30pm.

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.

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Radio regulars - for Ann Alex & others

Ann Alex's recent post about a Radio 4 programme prompts the following. Little more than a list, nevertheless, it could come in handy. Oh, yes, Sunday mornings with Cerys Matthews (pictured) ain't all jazz, far from it.

Mondays: The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews BBC Radio 2 (9:00pm)
Tuesdays: The Jazz Show with Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2 (9:00pm) 
Wednesdays: Steve Walker's Big Band Bash Coastal Sound (online 8:00pm)
Wednesdays: Jazz from the Terrace Radio Tyneside (9:00pm)
Saturdays: Jazz on the Tyne Hive Radio (podcast from 12:00 noon) 
Saturdays: Gillies Peterson BBC 6 Music (3:00pm)
Saturdays: J to Z BBC Radio 3 (5:00pm)
Saturdays: Freeness BBC Radio 3 (12:00 midnight)
Sundays: Cerys Matthews BBC 6 Music (10:00am)
Sundays: Jazz Record Requests BBC Radio 3 (4:00pm)
Sundays: Jazz Time Aycliffe Radio (online 6:30pm, repeated Tuesdays 8:00pm). Russell


Lance said...

And if you want a more international spectrum then check out Radio Jazz in the left hand column. In particular, the hour long Late Night Chicago Radio it is essential listening for those of us who like modern jazz as it once was along with classy vocals by Frank, Ella, Tony etc.
Programme updates every Thursday.

Ann Alex said...

Thanks to Lance and Russell and even to myself as I seem to have caused the production of a comprehensive list of radio jazz programmes. There's no excuse for BSH readers to miss any radio jazz!

Anonymous said...

BBC Radio Scotland
Sunday's 9-11pm
Jazz Nights
Presented by Seonaid Aitken who often performs accompanied by pianist Richard Micheal whose Songbook section analyses a jazz tune.
Educational and essential listening.

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