Darlington New Orleans Jazz


Ray  Sams  ray@darlingtonjazz.co.uk   Graham Foster graham@darlingtonjazz.co.uk

We meet at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington once or twice a month and there’s a licensed bar and plenty of free parking on site (Subject to availability).

All gigs are afternoon events and start at 12.30pm – doors open at noon.

You are welcome to bring your own sandwiches and top lunch off with tea or coffee to help boost club funds.

Please purchase all other drinks from the bar.

Welcome to the Darlington home of New Orleans Jazz

Forthcoming Events

All events take place at St Augustines Parish Hall Larchfield Street Darlington DL3 7TG
Entry is £10 on the day, Children under 16 free with Accompanying adult

Sessions are from 12.30 to 3.00 usually with one interval
Doors open at 12.00

Dale Storr opening our season February 2019

Saturday 4th May 2019

Please note, Revised Booking

New Century Ragtime Orchestra

The New Century Orchestra play at the Club on Saturday 4th May 2019,  when they are joined on stage by two very special guests.

Enrico Tomasso is considered one of this country’s top jazz trumpeters, who is in demand both on stage and in the studio. Having won the trumpet category of the British Jazz Awards in 2018, that makes him a five times winner.

Rico began working in the clubs at age seven, where he met Louise Armstrong, who he became firm friends with, corresponding with him, until Satchmo’s death in 1971.

He has played with many of the greats including Scott Hamilton, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Dankworth, Ray Gelato, Keith Nicols, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra and Aker Bilk, to name but a few.

Rico says, ‘I can be doing the 1930’s swing style and then with someone like Alan Barnes playing Mainstream/Be-Bop. I play across the board stylistically so as not to get too type cast in one style.  Playing different styles each night keeps me fresh’.

Nick Ward is a superb drummer, one of Britain’s finest exponents of vintage style jazz drumming, which means that he is constant demand.  Jazz Lives got it right, ‘his jazz drumming is emphatic, swinging and never overbearing, his rim shots are perfect punctuations, and his snare drum roll is smoother that the law allows.’

Saturday 18th May 2019

Sweet and Hot

Jeff Barnhart and ‘Spats’ Langham are joined by Graham Smith, Ann Barnhart, and John Hallam for an afternoon of music which is – well - sweet and hot.

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Saturday 1st June 2019

The Pedigree Jazz Band

Since being formed to recreate the hit tunes of the British ‘TradJazz’ boom of the 50’s and 60’s, the band has become a resounding success receiving rave reviews, where ever they play.

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