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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 Wednesday February 21

Afternoon

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

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Chris Sharkey - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. £5.00. (students free). Duo with James Mainwaring.

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Monday, October 09, 2017

Jazz Jam @ Empty Shop - October 8













(Review by Russell)
From the Quakerhouse a mad dash to the Empty Shop to hear who’s new on the Durham scene. Durham University students are back and most Sundays during term time you can find hordes of them on the first floor of 35c Framwellgate Bridge. This Sunday was no different – cool dudes, or dudes looking cool, some trying to look anything other than a fresher, the place was crowded.


Chief Dude Carlo was at the speakeasy’s door to welcome one and all. Ascending the stairs to an enthusiastic take on The Girl from Ipanema, a paint-splattered chair stood vacant. Once occupied, scan the room…cool dudes. Cool. Piano (fresher type, yet to take off his coat, perhaps he wasn’t planning on hanging around this evening), bass player perched on an amp (cool pose), drummer (partially obscured view, possibly a cool dude). There Will Never Be Another You – good. Change of personnel, Dan Garel takes to the floor. Last week altoist Garel impressed at Newcastle’s Jazz Café, he did so again ripping into Straight No Chaser. Our piano fresher impressed on So What as did Michael Williams on flugelhorn. Tenderly marked out Williams as one to check out. Later DUBB drummer Tristan Bacon put down his beer and sat in. Garel, Bacon and Williams, with a bit of luck one or two of these cool dudes will be at Newcastle Jazz Café’s next jam session (Tuesday of next week, October 17).  

Empty Shop jam sessions are organised by Durham University Jazz Society starting at seven thirty with free admission, taking place on most (not all) Sundays. Check the Empty shop website for the latest dates.     

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.
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