BLAYDON JAZZ CLUB - one of the region's oldest grass roots jazz clubs
Sunday 18th March 8pm Adm. £5
Zoe Gilby Quartet - Regrettably this concert was postponed due to bad weather. It has been rescheduled for 19th August.
Sunday 15th Apr 8pm Adm. £5
Giles Strong Quartet - Giles Strong gtr, Roly Veitch gtr, Ian Paterson double bass, Russ Morgan drms.
Highly respected and versatile guitarist Giles Strong is a devotee of guitar legends such as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and Jim Hall. For this concert he is joined by like minded guitarist Roly Veitch, together with Ian Paterson on double bass and Russ Morgan drms.
Sunday 20th May 8pm Adm. £5
Alter Ego - Keith Robinson alto, Niall Armstrong tenor sax/flute, Dave Hignett trumpet, Andy Hawking piano, Tony Abell bass, David Francis drums
A return visit by this superb and very popular hard bop sextet playing in the classic Jazz Messenger style.
Sunday 17th June 8pm Adm. £5
Mark Williams - Joel Byrne-McCullough Jazz Guitar Duo
The north east is blessed with a wealth of really great jazz guitarists across all styles. This duo features two of the best playing a mix of 'Songbook' standards and contemporary material.
Sunday July 15th 8pm Adm. £5
REUNION - Colin Aitchison(tpt), Steve Andrews(sax/clnt), Franco Valussi(clnt), Roy Cansdale(bass) & Roly Veitch(gtr). A return visit by Colin, Franco and the Hong Kongers, Steve Andrews over from Cumbria, Roy Cansdale up from Gloucestershire and Roly Veitch all the way from Blaydon!
Sunday 19th August 8pm Adm. £5
Zoe Gilby Quartet - Zoe Gilby vocals, Mark Williams gtr, Andy Champion bass, Richard Brown drms.
Our great jazz singer Zoe now has a much deserved national profile. She brings her brilliant quartet to Blaydon for what will be another scintillating concert.
Sunday 16th September 8pm Adm. £5
Alan Law Trio plus special guest James Birkett gtr
Alan Law has built a reputation as one of the area's finest jazz pianists and here his fine trio is joined by the great guitarist James Birkett for what will be a terrific concert.
Sunday 21st October 8pm Adm. £5
James Birkett/Bradley Johnston Jazz Guitar Duo
Two great guitarists playing a selection from right across the jazz guitar repertoire.
Sunday 18th November 8pm Adm. £5
Mick Shoulder Quintet - Lewis Watson sax, Graham Hardy tpt/flgl, Dean Stockdale pno, Russ Morgan drms, Mick Shoulder bass
Mick brings his all-star quintet to Blaydon - a brilliant hard bop quintet playing in the style of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, etc.
Sunday 16th December 8pm Adm. £5 - XMas Concert + Buffet
Paul Edis Trio - Paul pno, Andy Champion bass, Russ Morgan drms
Now one of the best piano jazz trios in the UK.