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Bebop Spoken There

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 Sunday March 18


Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 12 noon. Free.

Jason Isaacs & the Ambassadors of Swing - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 5:30pm (doors 4:00pm). £16.00.

Revolutionaires - Tyne Bar, Maling St, Newcastle NE6 1LP. 3pm. Free.

Somethin’ Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 5:00pm. Tel: 01325 788564. Matt Case (saxophone) & Mike Hepple (guitar).


POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER! Zoë Gilby Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8:00pm. £5.00. Rescheduled August 19.

Alter Ego - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00.

Bradley Johnston - The Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 6:00pm. Free. New weekly residency.

Gypsy Dave Smith - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New York or Newcastle there's a NYE Party for you!

Two great singers in two great cities - choose the one nearest you...
New Year’s Eve Party at the Jazz Café Pink Lane, Newcastle. tel 0191 2229882 Hello 2015!
Two Floors, Two Bars, Live Music to dance to, a Light Buffet, and Festive Fun. 8pm - 2am.
8.30pm Ruth Lambert & Mark Williams (ground floor cafe). A favourite Jazz Singer and an ace guitarist get the night under-way with a smooth sounds.
11pm onward Havana Club 5 upstairs venue with dance floor. Havana Club 5 are a gifted Latin Jazz ensemble playing a spirited mix of standard and original tunes with authentic Latin and Afro-Cuban grooves. This New Year's Eve they have added spice by way of Venezuela and the Canary isles in the form of Antonio Marrera on vocals and tres guitar, and added kick from Burundanga's high energy young drummer, Simon Coleman.
Havana Club 5 are: Paco Rivera (Congas, hand percussion), Antonio Marrera (vocals, percussion and tres guitar) Simon Coleman (drums ) Alan law (Piano), Paul Grainger (Bass)
Tickets now available £12. By card 0191 2615999 ( Details Arts Shop) or with cash on the door on the night.
Over in NYC Daryl says: I'm so lucky to be playing 12/31 at Cafe Noctambulo, NYC with bassist Harvie S and drummer Phil Stewart. From 9pm - 1am we'll usher in 2015 surrounded by close friends and a great staff. Great food and drink...reasonably priced.  or 212- 995-0900 Pangea Restaurant on Second Ave at 11th St.

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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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