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Michelle Coltrane: "It was Geri Allen who told me, 'Why don't you work with a guitar player? It's a lot easier. They're mobile, all the pianos are out of tune'" - DownBeat March 2018.

Verneri Pohjola: “I've been trying to get away from being 'a young and promising trumpet player' for over twenty years” DownBeat March 2018.

Today Wednesday February 21

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Chris Sharkey - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. £5.00. (students free). Duo with James Mainwaring.

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Future of Contemporary Jazz in the North East of England

I'd like to urge fans, musicians and promoters of all forms of jazz in the north east to attend tonight's Public Meeting - The Future of Contemporary Jazz in the North East of England - held at the Lit and Phil, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle. Several jazz people involved in the wider spectrum of our music have told me that they won't be going because of the insertion of "Contemporary" in the heading. This is unfortunate as, personally, I think this gives them all the more reason to attend and let their voices be heard.
To put it another way, it's no good complaining about your MP if you didn't bother to vote.
The meeting, which is chaired by Chris Hodgkins of Jazz Services, starts at 7:00pm. The bar will be open - always conducive to free speech - and afterwards there will be a set by Zoe Gilby and Andy Champion.
Lance.

2 comments :

Fred Grand said...

Sorry I missed the event, but I fervently hope that contemporary jazz isn't confused with non-idiomatic free improvisation. The amount of subsidy per head swallowed up by that particular fringe interest makes the Greek Olympics look like a long-term bargain...

Dave Parker (on Facebook). said...

es Zoe was brilliant, and so was Andy. He gets better and better and this is because he works hard, in two senses: 1) he does a lot of gigs (and practice I guess) and 2) his fingers work hard on the strings.
As a bassist myself I am really impressed by his technique – precise left hand placement all over the finger board, good articulation in the thumb position (ie the high notes), strong attacking right hand, the ability to play fast without losing focus, plus creativity, sensitivity and humour.
As a result the Zoe/Andy combination of vocal and double bass and is a fully rounded performance. You don’t feel you’re missing a piano or guitar or drums or anything else.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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