We commence a new year with the Tenement Jazz Band & a New Venue.
We are pleased to report we will be starting the 2022 season on Saturday 5th February with The Tenement Jazz Band from Edinburgh. You may recall they played for us at Theatre Hullabaloo way back in 2019.
St. Augustine’s is still closed on order of the Diocese but I have secured a new venue for this event which is The Forum Music Studios, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. www.theforumonline.co.uk
This is behind The Hippodrome and just along the street from Theatre Hullabaloo. Times and costs for this event are the same as St. Augustine's Hall shown above.
Two Years to the day since our last event at St Augustine's T.J. is one of this country’s finest jazz and blues singers and pianists. His reputation as a band leader ensures that his supporting musicians are always the best around. If the ‘Blues’ is what you enjoy, then put aside any concerns you may have about jazz, and come and listen to this great entertainer.
The New Century Ragtime Orchestra were formed in 1998, when eight like minded musicians got together with the aim of preserving the rags of Joplin, Joseph Lamb and many others.
Over the past twenty years it has developed into a unique 13 piece orchestra whose repertoire not only includes rags, but also the hot dance music of the 1920,s and the early swing of the 1930’s
We are pleased to welcome the Barnhart’s back in May with Jeff Barnhart’s Mr. Men with John Hallum, reeds, Keith Stephen Guitar and Banjo and Bruce Rollo, string bass
Our regulars know what to expect -
An exciting band is inspired by the sights and sounds of New Orleans jazz and blues.
They have received rave reviews from both rowdy bars and some of the U.K’s prestigious jazz festivals.
Hot Fingers capture that lazy Sunday afternoon feeling. Their programme is played beautifully, with wit and aplomb, held together by their unique style and astounding musicianship.
Not to be missed, just ask anyone who heard them previously.
Returning to Darlington the ever popular Savannah continues to be one of the busiest bands in the country.
An afternoon of raw jazz can be expected when they take to the stage.
It’s fantastic to see trombonist Gordon Solomon back on the Tyneside jazz scene again, fronting a band of very talented local musicians. Bob Wade (trp), Steve Andrews (cl, ts), Keith Stephen (bjo), Phil Rutherford (bb), and Tommy Graham (drms)(Not in picture).
Originally formed as the River City Jazz in 1955 disbanded in 2008 and reformed under the new title in 2018
“The Barrel House Boys” are an international trio of merry men putting the JOY back in JAZZ.
Your feet will tap, your ears will sizzle and your face will ache from grinning and laughing so much as ebullient USA pianist/raconteur Jeff Barnhart joins forces with two of the UK’s most beloved and in-
This is a rare appearance of this titanic trio up North so we expect a sell-
Dale Storr is recognised as one of the U.K’s leading exponents of New Orleans piano, regularly touring in this country and in Europe,
Dale showcases the legendary piano players of New Orleans. ‘A very, very fine piano player indeed’ Paul Jones BBC Radio2
“If there is a better New Orleans-
Now for something completely different, as Red Stripe is back they last appeared here in 2020. Jump jive and rock and roll, all in true foot tapping boogie woogie style.
Joe Webb has unfortunately cancelled the “Web City” tour so will not be with us on the 19th November so I have booked T J Johnson for a solo performance for that date.
We have not previously seen TJ as a solo performer but we are sure that his wizardry on the keyboard combined with his vocals will not disappoint
A totally new band for our venue and one we are sure you will love playing the authentic sounds of 1920s & 30s America, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime -
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