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Elkie Brooks: “He [Eric Delaney] was most surprised I could sing ‘Misty’ which is quite a big ballad.” – (R’N’R November/December 2017)

Norma Winstone: “I think a lot of young musicians are doing good stuff and trying to find a way, but I think it’s more difficult now because there’s no funding.” – (Jazzwise December 2017/January 2018)

Today Saturday February 24

Afternoon

Nikki Iles Masterclass - Music Department, Durham University, Palace Green, Durham DH13RL. 1:30pm. £.3.00. Open to the public as observers.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hardwick Arms Hotel, 1 North End, Sedgefield TS21 2AZ. Tel: 01740 622305. 1:30pm. Free.

Evening

Billy Bootleggers All-Star Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 7:30pm. £12.00.

Mighty Smokin’ Spitfires - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. 8:00pm (doors). £10.00. Augmented line-up: David Blakey (trumpet), Lloyd Howell (perc.).

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

Friday, December 29, 2017

Twelve Nights of 2017 by Steve T.

Fabien Mary Quartet @ Southport Jazz Festival, 4th Feb.

(Iain) Dixon, (Malcolm) Edmonstone, (Mike) Walker Quintet @ Southport Jazz Festival, 5th Feb.

Alan Barnes and Friends @ Travellers Rest, Darlington, 10th Feb.

Miles Mosely @ Sage Gateshead International Jazz Festival, 1st April.

Denys Baptiste plays the Late Trane @ Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 1st May.

Matthew (MacKellar) Berklee Bound Bash, Jazz Caff, Newcastle, 13th Aug.

Chris Sharkey @ Ushaw Jazz Festival, Durham, 27th Aug.

XPQ (Vasilis Xenopoulos and Nigel Price) @ Travellers Rest, Darlington, 20th Oct.

Paul Gowland and Noel Dennis Quartets play Bird and Miles respectively @ Bridge Hotel, Newcastle, 12th Nov.

Christian McBride Trio @ Constellation, Chicago, 17th Nov. 

John McLaughlin, 4th Dimension and James Herring Band play Mahavishnu Orchestra @ Vic Theatre, Chicago, 18th Nov.

Leroy Hutson @ Jazz Café, Camden, 27th Dec.  
Steve T.

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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.
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