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Michelle Coltrane: "It was Geri Allen who told me, 'Why don't you work with a guitar player? It's a lot easier. They're mobile, all the pianos are out of tune'" - DownBeat March 2018.

Verneri Pohjola: “I've been trying to get away from being 'a young and promising trumpet player' for over twenty years” DownBeat March 2018.

Today Friday February 23

Afternoon

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Dock in Absolute - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 9:00pm. £10.00. (£8.00 concessions).

James Taylor Quartet - Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. £16.00. Doors 7pm.

Bullfrog Blues Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Crooners - Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, Stockton on Tees TS23 2LJ. Tel: 01642 552663. 7:30pm. £20.00. Touring comedy Rat Pack production with Chris Hibbard’s nine piece Mini Big Band.

King Bees - Magnesia Bank, Camden Street, North Shields NE30 1NH. 9:00pm. Free.

Shamans Jazz Quartet + Collective Folamour - The Hearth, Main Road, Horsley NE15 0NT. Tel: 01661 853563. 7:30pm. £5.00.

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

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

Friday, June 02, 2017

Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Northumberland Park, Tynemouth - May 28

Brian Bennett (banjo & vocals); Bob Wade (trumpet); Jim McBriarty (reeds & vocals); Laurence McBriarty (trombone); Bill College (bass); Fred Thompson (drums & vocals); Steve Wade (drums) (in the second set).
(Review by John T.) 
The Vieux Carré Jazzmen were the last of four bands to play on the bandstand in Northumberland Park in Tynemouth last Sunday (May 28). See attached photo of a bands eye view of the gig. The usual numbers were forthcoming. Ice Cream and Hello Dolly seemed very appropriate for the outdoor setting. Nice to see the full band and not just a four piece as they sometimes bring along for outside gigs.
One or two putters from Cullercoats were in evidence but it was mostly a family audience. Bob Wade’s wife (who hails from Tynemouth) was surrounded by her family members. Bob’s son Steve and his family travelled all the way from Bedale (with his own cymbals) to ably guest on drums during the second half. This gave Fred an opportunity to sing up front. Steve retuned to live in the UK from SA several years ago. Today was a great get together for the Wade family.
John T.

1 comment :

Ashington Jazz Club said...

Found out that Steve Wade is left handed and did not in fact bring his own cymbals. He changed Fred's cymbals round to his settings.
Also the catering for the event was fantastic with a huge Hog Roast! White baps with pulled pork, stuffing and apple sauce.

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