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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.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Learn from the Sage Lulo Reinhardt

(Preview by Russell)
The name is Reinhardt, Lulo Reinhardt. The great-nephew of Django Reinhardt is coming to Gateshead! On Tuesday 30 September the gypsy jazz guitarist visits Sage Gateshead mid-way through an extensive British tour.
Born into the Reinhardt dynasty, from an early age Lulo had a guitar in his hands. At the age of twelve he toured with the Mike Reinhardt Sextet. Possessing an authentic gypsy jazz guitar technique, Lulo embraced other cultures including flamenco and Latin jazz sounds. Lulo introduced piano and drums to his music calling it Latin Swing. CD and DVD releases have followed at regular intervals, the latest, BAWO, is dedicated to his late father.
Lulo Reinhardt is an endorsee of Saga Musical Instruments’ Gitane Jazz Guitar. At Sage Gateshead there is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from a master practitioner of the art as Lulo leads an afternoon workshop. The evening concert features his five piece band – Daniel Waltinger (violin), Winfried Schuld (piano), Harald Becker (bass) and Uli Krämer-Ragusi (drums).
To book your place (and to secure a discounted workshop and concert ticket offer) contact Sage Gateshead’s box office – 0191 443 4661.            
Russell.

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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