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Orrin Evans: “I’d like to see a younger audience and an audience that looks more like me at the clubs.” – (Down Beat November 2014).

Kevin Flanagan: "Besides, I'd got sick of playing jazz to people who looked like my father." - (Straight No Chaser Issue 0ne Summer 1988.)

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Today Friday August 18

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Levee Ramblers New Orleans Quartet - Tynemouth Metro Station, Station Tce., Tynemouth NE30 4RE. 1pm. Free.
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Evening
Kentucky Cowtippers - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Ray Johnson & Richard Herdman - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling St., Gateshead NE8 2BA. 8pm.
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Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday and Saturday Night @ The Jazz Café

Nick Svarc Trio
Friday 26th June 9pm - £5.00 (£4.00 before 8.30pm)
Nick Svarc’s Leeds-based power trio successfully brings a variety of influences together to unite modern groove with improvisation.
Nick, guitar, was seen on the Concourse at this year’s Sage Festival with his organ trio, Svarc Hanley Longhawn, but works also as a sideman in a number of high profile jazz and pop bands and as a session musician around the UK.
His two sidemen, drummer Dave Walsh and bassist Scott Devine are active nationally and internationally as well as teaching in further and higher education, Dave as a Principal Lecturer in jazz at Leeds College of music.
Lindsay Hannon Plus
Saturday 27th June 8.00pm to Midnight – Women Make Music presents Lindsay Hannon Plus…
...followed by An Open Jam Session. £5.00 / Free to Jam Session participants with instruments. See below for ticket sales.
Women Make Music’s celebration of women in jazz would be incomplete without an evening with Lindsay Hannon. Going from strength to strength since its formation in 2012 The Lindsay Hannon Plus has become one of the most enjoyable vocal-led outfits on the North East scene
For this concert, along with some of her usual favorites, accomplished singer and songwriter Lindsay Hannon will perform a brand new suite of songs entitled 'Chalk Outline' encompassing ideas of attachment and exile, environment and biology which aim to explore how we define ourselves.
Following what promise to be two great sets of music there will be a late night Jam
Session open to local musicians to accompany Lindsay and her band with some classic jazz standards. A Saturday night at the Jazz Café not to be missed.
Lindsay Hannon vocals; Mark Williams guitar;John Pope double bass ;Tom Chapman drums
Tickets on sale at : 1) www.seetickets.com 2) Reflex: 0191 260 3246 3) Jazz Café: 0191 2229882 info@jazznortheast.com

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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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