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Chris Connor: "I don't feel there's any sense in singing, if you're going to sing garbage. I'll leave that to other people-I hear it all the time." - (Crescendo, July 1982).
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Today Tuesday January 27.

Afternoon.
BELL & BUCKET NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - Bell & Bucket, 37 Norfolk St., North Shields. 1pm. Free.
Classic New Orleans.
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WHIPLASH - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1
Much publicised film about an aspiring drummer and his tyrant of a teacher. More details.
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Evening.
GAVIN LEE's DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND - New Inn, 29 Church St., Durham. DH1 3DN. 9pm. Free.
Gavin's bands are always interesting and this is well worth the trip.
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JAZZ CLUB - Saltburn Conservative Club, Saltburn by the Sea. 8.30pm. Free.
Ian Bosworth (gtr); Jeff Aucott (Hammond); John Sparrow (dms); Adrian Beadnell (bs) + guests.
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LAURA JURD SEPTET - Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. 8pm. £10/£8.
JNE/SCHMAZZ promotion.
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PAUL SKERRITT BAND - Park Inn, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS28 9HU. 9pm. Free.
Last Tuesday in the month - Tonight's the night!
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JAM SESSION - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5SG. 8pm. Free.
Come and jam with Peter Gilligan, Paul Grainger & Paul Wight. First and third Tuesdays - Back on Feb. 3
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IMPROV WORKSHOP- Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5SG. 8pm. Free.
Monthly. Back Feb. 10.
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MAINE ST. JAZZMEN - British Legion, West Jesmond (nr. Metro Station). 8:30pm. £5.
First Tuesday - Back on Feb. 3.
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CUSTOMS HOUSE BIG BAND - New Crown Hotel, Mowbray Rd., South Shields. 7.30pm. Free.
Open rehearsal/concert by top big band. The beer's good and the band even better! Monthly - Back on Feb. 3.
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HENRY'S SWING CLUB - Brandling Villa, South Gosforth. 8.30pm. Free.
Monthly Blues - Back on Feb. 3.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

New Brunswick Battle of the Blues reaches last stage - London final at The Garage, Highbury in London, on 27 March

New Brunswick Battle of the Blues – the search for the UK’s best original and unsigned blues talent – is nearly at its climax.  The final is at The Garage, Highbury, on 27 March and will include a line-up of Chris James from Carlisle (winner of the North West heat), Paint It Blue from Bournemouth (winners of the South West heat), Little Devils from London (winners of the South East heat) and The Groove-A-Matics from Gateshead (winners of the North East heat).  The nation’s favourite runner up is How Askew from Newcastle.
Doors open at 7pm with the first act on stage at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 in advance from Ticketweb or HMV Tickets, or £10 on the night. For more information about the competition and the province of New Brunswick, visit www.tourismnewbrunswick.co.uk.All proceeds from the evening’s ticket sales will be donated to a charity, which will be announced on the night.
(Good to see the North East doubly represented - Haway The Lads! - Lance.)

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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.)
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