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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Wednesday November 22

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

Evening
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.

Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.

BBC Big Band - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. 01642 815181. 7:30pm. £24.50.

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

Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Taste of Teesside

(Report by Ron Hampton)
The changing Jazz scene on Teesside has resulted in some interesting developments this year. Tees Hot Club, along with guests, have been playing at Dormans Club every Thursday for more than 7 years so it was decided that, in order to add more variation to this Jazz event, to include a monthly Guest Band night. 

This has proved to be highly successful and has included the following bands. Middlesbrough Jazz and Blues Orchestra led by Kevin Eland, Ray Dales with the James Harrison Trio, Jeremy McMurray with the Pocket Orchestra, Body and Soul led by Richie Emmerson, Lickerty Split {pictured) led by Eddie Bellis, The Darlington Big Band led by Richie Emmerson and the Customs House Big Band with Ruth Lambert led by Peter Morgan.  The next Guest Band night will be the Christmas Party Night with the Middlesbrough Jazz and Blues Orchestra led by Kevin Eland on the 7th December. These nights are all free entry as are the weekly Tees Hot Club nights. 


A new Jazz night was started earlier this year at Saltburn Golf Club playing on the first Sunday of the month.  The band, known as "The Jazz Lads" are Ray Dales alto sax, Adrian Beadnell bass, Ian Bosworth guitar, Kevin Eland trumpet, Jeremy McMurray piano and Mark Hawkins drums. This again has been well attended with the next one on the 3rd December. It is planned to continue with this event next year. 


A now established monthly Jazz and Tapas night at the Arc Stockton is proving to be highly successful with Jeremy McMurray and the Pocket Orchestra. Jeremy McMurray piano, Peter Ayton bass, Mark Toomey alto sax, Paul Smith drums and Paul Donnelly guitar. The next one is on Thursday 7th December. 

Ron Hampton

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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.
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