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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 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.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Jazz and Ale

Whilst the weather has called time - for the time being - on a number of jazz venues I thought it might be of interest to do a little research. I'm sure Russell will be delighted to co-ordinate our findings.
The subject is Jazz and Beer! Where can one find the best jazz and the best ale under the one roof?
The venues needn't be restricted to the North East as they could form the basis of an alcoholiday.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Lance.

2 comments :

David Francis said...

I'm a big fan of Deuchars so The Bridge Hotel gets a vote from me!

euphbass said...

While I don't drink, I'm usually out with those who do, and I believe the following pubs in Glasgow do jazz and a good selection of beers and/or real ales:

Brel in the West End, smaller but good selection of beers, small group straight ahead improvised jazz.

The Three Judges in the West End, probably one of the best selections of real ales and ciders in the city, does traditional jazz on a Sunday afternoon.

Blackfriars in the Merchant City, usually has a good selection of guest ales and beers, and has various kinds of jazz, and other music.

The Beer Cafe in the Merchant City, has a very large selections of beers from across the world, and often has small groups playing, slightly more traditional music than Brel.

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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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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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