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Curtis Stigers: “I’m a jazz singer. I’m not a saxophonist. When I stand in front of a band like the Danish Radio Big Band or Ronnie Scott’s, I usually tend to leave the instrument on the stand.” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Tamsin Austin, Director of Performance Programme, Sage Gateshead: “SummerTyne is our largest festival and we absolutely love it!” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Today Saturday July 22

Afternoon
SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day two of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Big Chris Barber Band - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.50/£20.50.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Celebrating Thirty Years of Jazz at Blaydon

Mark Toomey (alto sax) Noel Dennis (trumpet & flugelhorn) Jeremy McMurray (piano) Neil Harland (bass) David Francis (drums) and the man himself ROLY VEITCH (guitar/vocal). 
(Review by Kathy/Photo by Elaine Francis.)
Last Sunday (September 21) there was a very important event at the Black Bull Pub, Blaydon.
A celebration of 30 years of Jazz and all thanks to the tireless efforts of ROLY VEITCH.
Over those years he has welcomed such artists as Paul Booth (Tenor Sax) who came to The Bull when he was starting out as a musician and has now become one of the top UK Saxophonists + Roy Williams (Trombone); John Barnes (Reeds); and Janusz Carmello (Pocket Cornet) to name but a few. Alongside the “stars”, Roly has, of course, always supported the very many talented musicians from our own area.
Sunday night was no exception as the musicians highlighted at the top of the page delighted their audience with classics from the Great American Song Book such as, All The Things You Are, Stella By Starlight and East Of The Sun alongside renditions of Mark’s own compositions written in his usual Boppish Style.
Another night to remember,  and to Roly a big THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC and long may it continue. In fact for anyone interested, on November 23 at The Black Bull, we look forward to yet another great night of Jazz with the wonderful Tenor Saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos and quartet. All are welcome.
More photos.
Kathy.

1 comment :

  1. Great review Kathy. It would be nice to be able to be in two places at once! Gigs at various venues on the same night makes for a dilemma.

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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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