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15491 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 512 of them this year alone and, so far, 133 this month (May 31).

From This Moment On ...

Tue 06: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Hallgarth St., Durham DH1 3AT. 7:00pm. Paul Skerritt's (solo) weekly residency.
Tue 06: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood (piano); Paul Grainger (double bass); Sid White (drums).

Wed 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 07: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 07: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 07: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free. CANCELLED! BACK ON JUNE 15.
Thu 08: Easington Colliery Brass Band @ The Lubetkin Theatre, Peterlee. 7:00pm. £10.00.
Thu 08: Faye MacCalman + Blue Dust Archive @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 08: Dilutey Juice + Ceramic @ The Ampitheatre, Sea Road, South Shields. 7:00pm. Free. A South Tyneside Festival event.
Thu 08: Lara Jones w. Vigilance State @ Lubber Fiend, Blandford Square, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 08: Michael Littlefield @ the Harbour View, Roker, Sunderland. 8:00pm. Free. Country blues.
Thu 08: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 09: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 09: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 09: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 09: Castillo Nuevo @ Revolución de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Fri 09: Emma Rawicz @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Sat 10: Miners' Picnic @ Woodhorn, Ashington. Music inc. Northern Monkey Brass Band (3:00-3:50pm); New York Brass Band (4:00-4:55pm).
Sat 10: Front Porch Three @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:00pm. Free. Americana, blues, jazz etc.
Sat 10: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A 'Jar on the Bar' gig.

Sun 11: WORKSHOP: Tim Richards' Jazz Piano Workshop @ JG Windows, Newcastle. Time TBC. Further details tel. 0191 232 1356.
Sun 11: Jeremy McMurray's Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Ropner Park, Stockton TS18 4EF. 2:00-4:00pm. Free.
Sun 11: Am Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:30pm. Free.
Sun 11: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 11: Groovetrain @ Innisfree Sports & Social Club, Longbenton NE12 8TY. Doors 6:30pm. £15.00 (£7.00. under 16).
Sun 11: Jeffrey Hewer Collective @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 12: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Bailey Rudd's Final Recital @ Newcastle University - May 11

Bailey Rudd (drums); Ollie Styles (tenor sax); Ruby Oldknow (flute); Jacob Egglestone; (guitar); Katrina Miller (vocals);   Louis Wilde (keyboards); Jamie Watkins (bass guitar)

Bailey Rudd: Drum Kit Stage 3 Final Recital. It must be a nerve-wracking occasion, a student musician's final recital. A 10:30am start isn't a typical gig time, perhaps one benefit of a crack of dawn start is the fact there isn't much time to sit around thinking about what lies ahead. Breakfast, out the door, arrive at the Music Studios, meet up with bandmates and get down to topping and tailing the programme. At the appointed hour Bailey Rudd took to the stage.

Over the last couple of years or so Bailey has been a regular participant at (indeed a loyal supporter of) the fortnightly Black Swan jam sessions. Five student friends were on hand to assist Bailey and if he was nervous he didn't let it show. Guitarist Jacob Egglestone and bassist Jamie Watkins, themselves Black Swan regulars, were on hand, as were first year saxophonist Ollie Styles, pianist Louis Wilde, flautist Ruby Oldknow and vocalist Katrina Miller (Katrina another jam session face). 

Introducing a balanced programme spanning some forty minutes or so, Bailey opened with Yussef Kamaal's Strings of Light. Examiners, tutors, fellow students and supporters listened intently. Cutting a figure of intense concentration, Bailey engaged complex rhythmic patterns with razor-sharp accuracy, hi-hat, ride, bass drum all pressed into action. Glancing at a smiling Jacob and a smiling Jamie, Bailey got the message: You're doing fine! And he was. Katrina sang Misty (the one slower tempo number in the set), tenor saxophonist Ollie impressed (let's hope he turns up at the Black Swan sometime), Louis (a new name to BSH) supplied the chordal foundation, Ruby a revelation, yes, things were going well. 

A Night in Tunisia, Bailey pronouncing Tunisia as if Dizzy Gillespie...Too-nee-shah. Great playing all round. Bailey said the next piece didn't need any introduction...Giant Steps. Bailey and co really tore into Trane's classic number. And what's more they kept it short and sweet. An unexpected approach, the betting is the examiners approved. To conclude his recital, Bailey chose to play Ghost Song #8 (Paul Jarret and Jim Black). And that was it. Bailey Rudd could relax. Here's to the next chapter in his musical journey. Russell

Set list: Strings of LightMistyA Night in TunisiaSong for BilbaoSpanish JointGiant StepsGhost Song #8.                          

1 comment :

Bailey said...

Thanks for all your support Russell!

Lots more to come.

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