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Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 17


Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 2:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.


KOAN 7 - the Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:00pm. £5.00. (£4.00. concs). ‘Form and Space’ ‘An evening of free improvisation and original composition’. Line-up includes John Pope (solo improvised set).

Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 7:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 9:00pm. Free.

Ben Cipolla - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton, Cleveland TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. Tickets: £12.50 from 01642 712176.

Gilded Thieves - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Monday, October 28, 2013

Zoe Gilby, a rising start of the British jazz scene, presents her eagerly awaited third album ‘Twelve Stories’ at the Dacre Hall, Lanercost.

Rising star Zoe Gilby brings her versatile jazz vocals and  her outstanding band to the Dacre Hall, Lanercost on December 7th at 7.30pm as she embarks upon the launch tour for her new album, the third to date, Twelve Stories.   
Having played the Koktebel Jazz Festival, Ukraine and the Feng Qing Ju Zhou International Jazz Festival in Changsha City, China Zoe returns to the UK for her Twelve Stories launch tour.
The tour takes in the cities of Newcastle, Manchester, Norwich, London and Bristol so it’s a real honour to have Zoe and her band play in Lanercost.
The album features tracks composed by Zoe as well as from some of her favourite composers. Her influences are many, and include Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson, Sheila Jordan and Roberta Gambarini, and her music features contemporary material from composers such as Pink Floyd through to Kate Bush as well as superb interpretations from the Great American Songbook.
Zoe will be joined by double bassist Andy Champion, guitarist Mark Williams.
Dacre Hall, Lanercost, nr Brampton – Sat Dec 7that  7.30pm
Tickets: £8 available from Brampton Post Office or call David Gosling on 016977 41829
“Deserves wider recognition and a major record deal. An excellent CD. Courtney Pine BBC Radio 2
 “A Wonderful CD” Sheila Jordan
“ Her new CD is a one that will surely see her move into the first division of jazz singers”
Schmazz  @ The Cluny
“Sparkling debut by an exuberant singer whose lively personality comes across on every track. Sheer enjoyment throughout.” Jazz UK Magazine
“An impressive performance from a sophisticated young singer. Her voice has real character. Powerfully sultry and expertly handled” Jazz Journal International
To find out more and listen to Zoe use the following links:          

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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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