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Frank Zappa: "There was so much acid during the '60s that it was very easy for large numbers of people to think they had seen God as soon as the Beatles went boom, boom, boom, you know?." - (DownBeat May 18, 1978). – (DownBeat May 18, 1978).

Ryan Keberle: “Don't be easy on yourself when it comes to playing with perfect intonation. All other instruments will be playing with close-to-perfect intonation; the same should be expected of trombonists.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 24


Dave Donohoe Band - St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG. 12:30pm.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hardwick Arms Hotel, 1 North End, Sedgefield TS21 2AZ. Tel: 01740 622305. 1:30pm. Free.


Ladies of Midnight Blue - Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Newcastle NE1 3DQ. Tel: 0191 232 1232. 8:00pm. £12.00. (advance). Hannabiell, Yilis & co. Jumpin’ Hot Club gig.

Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra -Scarth Memorial Hall, Staindrop, Co Durham DL2 3JL. Tel: 01388 660786. 8:00pm. £9.00., £5.00. child.

Tyne Valley Big Band - TORCH Centre, Corbridge Road, Hexham NE46 1QS. 7:30pm.

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

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

Friday, August 09, 2013

Sage Gateshead Special Guest Revealed

Music Beyond Mainstream presents
Symphonic Grace
Paloma Faith
with the Guy Barker Orchestra

Paloma Faith and the Guy Barker Orchestra will present full-blown orchestral arrangements of Paloma’s Brit-nominated 'Fall to Grace' album, including the hits 'Picking Up The Pieces' and '30 Minute Love Affair', intermingled with classic jazz ballads.
With a 42-piece orchestra, backing singers and fabulous costumes, the concert promises to show Paloma Faith at her most epic.
In 2010 and 2012, to critical acclaim, she wowed the Cheltenham Festival and London Barbican by teaming up with the Guy Barker Orchestra and she now takes that to a new level with the 'Symphonic Grace' tour.
Videos from previous collaborations: 
Paloma Faith – Video Diary of Barbican Concert – Shot by Paloma
Good Morning Heartache  – Paloma Faith with the Guy Barker Orchestra
Wild is the Wind – Paloma Faith with the Guy Barker Orchestra
Lover Man – Paloma Faith with the Guy Barker Orchestra
"It was sensational"
The Independent

"the encore had the whole audience of all three levels of the hall up on its feet’"
London Jazz News

"It was original.  It was exciting.  It was fun.  And best of all it all sounded stunning" 
Soulside Funk

Buy tickets
Sage Gateshead, October 30, 2013.

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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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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.)
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