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 Live 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

Dixie Mix rounding off the year in great style in December

No Darlington Jazz in January 2020

But see the News Page for details of Jazz at Hurworth Village Hall 26 January 2020

Saturday 1st February 2020

Denise Gordon

Proudly influenced by her Nevison heritage, Denise has performed on the international stage for over 20 years. Her inspiration stems from her Caribbean roots, and the New Orleans influences of Mahalia Jackson and Louis Armstrong.

Her dynamic stage performance and powerful vocal style is ably complemented this afternoon by her fabulous backing band, featuring Enrico Tomasso, John Hallam, and the Tom Kinkaid Trio.

Saturday 8th February 2020

Frog and Henry Jazz Band (USA)

During your quiet moments do you ever wonder what the original jazz of New Orleans sounded like? Then why not step into our ‘Time Machine’ and listen to Frog and Henry.

 Frog and Henry were formed in New Orleans as a collective of musicians from several street groups. They play and record old dance and jazz music from the early 1900s; most of their repertoire being dug up from forgotten songs, dating to the dawn of recorded music, or from even earlier dusty old sheet music.  

Our audience, who heard them last year, know their musicianship is outstanding, and we immediately rebooked them on the spot. Not to be missed.

Saturday 7th March 2020

The Red Stripe Band

Now for something completely different, as Red Stripe is back.  Jump jive and rock and roll, all in true foot tapping boogie woogie style.  A non-stop show, with Red Stripe himself on piano and vocals; supported by some of the top session players on the circuit, including an accomplished horn section to give that authentic big band sound.