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Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Thursday April 27

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone, Newcastle (ish) NE27 0DA. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. 0191 4888068
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Dave Weisser & Alan Law - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5. (Students free).
BABMUS Presents - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £3 (£2 students).
Strictly Smokin' Big Band - The Millstone, Haddrick's Mill Rd., South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3DB. Free. 7pm. Open rehearsal.
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Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Grove, Peterlee SR8 2RR.7pm. £8. 07425 145549.
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Paul Skerritt Band - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. 9pm. Free. 01325 468411.
Jazz Workshop w. Matt Roberts - Art Gallery, Crown St., Darlington DL1 1ND. 6pm. £5. Registration required. Part of Darlington Jazz Festival.
Richie Emmerson Quartet w Richie (tenor); Ted Pearce (keys); Alan Smith (bass) + drums tba - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - The Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
Pocket Jazz Orchestra + Noel Dennis (trumpet) - The Ship, Church Lane, Redmarshall, Stockton TS21 1EP. Free. 8pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Buck Starts Here

After  a break of over six years, and two landlords, regular jazz is now back at the Buck Hotel in Reeth, Swaledale.  A number of jazz events have now been organised and the Buck is looking forward to welcoming enthusiasts old and new.
Saturday 24th August   3.30 – 5.30pm   Free Event!
‘Keith Stephen’s  Hot Club Trio with Caroline Irwin’
 Keith Stephen : guitar ,banjo, ukulele, Roly Veitch : guitar,  Bruce Rollo : String Bass: Caroline Irwin :  ukulele and vocals
Playing a wide variety of jazz from the style of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France to many jazz standards(and a few surprises)
Friday 6th September   8 – 11pm   £10 (inc  Supper)
Frisco Bay Hot Stompers’
Cornet: Harry Long, Cornet: Keith Benson, Trombone: John Crisp: Clarinet, John Bousefield: Clarinet, Dave Reid: Banjo, Sousaphone: Phil Kampen, Drums: Dave Stanley, Piano and Vocals: Kathy Benson.
It’s the King Oliver inspiration with the ‘Frisco sound.  The ‘Stompers’ are led by the legendary Harry Long and play in the Californian West Coast, traditional jazz style, influenced by King Oliver’s 1923 Creole Jazz Band and more recently Lu Watters Yerba Buena Band playing in the unique two cornet lead.
Friday 11th October  8-11pm  £10 (inc. Supper)
‘Frank Brooker’s – Happy Chappies’
Frank Brooker: Reeds, Greg Wadman: Trumpet, Jim Wright: Banjo and Guitar, Rod McNamara: Drums
Frank has played a few times at the Buck previously and has never failed to please with his mastery of the jazz genre that encompasses over 50 years experience.
He is undoubtedly one of the most respected jazz musicians in the north east and with his ‘Happy Chappies’ are sure to give us a high quality evening of music and entertainment.
The Buck Hotel    Reeth    Swaledale  
 01748 884 210         www.buckhotel.co.uk

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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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