Darlington New Orleans Jazz

Hullabaloo Theatre

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

The Tenement Jazz Band

‘If you think that the music of yesteryear, and the year before that, is only played by doddery old men with wavering vibratos, then think again.’(Bebop Spoken Here March 2019)

Particularly inspired by the modern-day resurgence of early jazz on the streets of New Orleans, this traditional jazz band were formed in early 2018, comprising musicians from various corners of Edinburgh’s vibrant jazz scene.

Performing their own sell-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe, ‘The Red Hot Roots of Jazz’, they have already received a nomination as Best Band at the prestigious 2019 Scottish Awards.

Hullabaloo Theatre Darlington

Tenement Jazz Band

Picture Stuart McConville (Kinagram.com)

Darlington New Orleans Jazz presented the Tenement Jazz Band
at the Theatre Hullabaloo, New Hippodrome Darlington

Tenement Jazz Band are a traditional jazz band formed early in 2018 in Edinburgh.
Brought together by their shared love of New Orleans music, and comprising musicians from various corners of Edinburgh’s vibrant jazz scene, they are on a journey of exploration back to the roots of the music they play.

Band members are:- Tom Pickles: Saxophones, Paddy Darley: Trombone, Charles Dearness : Trumpet,   John Youngs: Guitar / Banjo and Doug Kemp: Double Bass.

In their brief existence so far they have preformed at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Islay and Glasgow Jazz Festivals, as well as Belladrum, Eden and Kelburn festivals in Scotland and Fjellrocken Festival in Norway. They  have collaborated with various local musicians via their own Cellar Session residency, and performed their own sell out show on the Edinburgh Fringe telling the story of the ‘Red Hot Roots of Jazz’ from turn of the century New Orleans and beyond.
They were nominated for Best Band at the Scottish Awards 2019.

The Tenement Jazz Band played here on 22nd November 2019 to an almost capacity audience and will be returning to the club on Saturday 14th November 2020.