We have been informed that the above jazz weekend due to take place Monday 11 October to Wednesday 13 October 2020, has had to be cancelled due to the continuing pandemic.
A Stellar Event is planned for 2021, and the dates have now been confirmed with the North West Castle Hotel as
Monday 11 October till Wednesday 13 October 2021. Please note these revised dates
Hope you are all finding your own sources of Jazz in these difficult times, live jazz is unfortunately not an option but here are some suggestions to get your fix in other ways.
Mike Dixon of Aycliffe radio is working well with Ray to bring you some of the Jazz that was in our schedule, such as tracks from Mamma Shakers and Savanna on his broadcast on Sundays 6.00 -
Another very good source of Jazz, we use this quite extensively for our music and the “Tuba Skinny Band” have recordings of live street performances of New Orleans Jazz that we find to be both lively and authentic. Enjoy
The New Year saw Denise Gordon and an all star band set the pace at our first February session followed only a week later by the Frog and Henry Band playing to 108 enraptured jazz fans.
The good news is that in February 2021 the Frog and Henry team will return with a 10 piece band so keep the first Saturday in February free next year for this one.
We are pleased to advise that the Tenement Jazz Band will be joining us on Saturday 14 November 2020 following their brilliant performance at our Hullabaloo venture last year. See 2020 events for details
Once again Darlington New Orleans Jazz will be taking part in the Darlington for Culture Festival with Jeff Barnhart Hot Five with an all star line up on Saturday 16th May
I received and e-
“I'd like to say a quick word of thanks! I'm a youth services librarian running a fun jazz music history class for 7-
One of our youngest, Amelia has also asked me if I could share the article where she initially became interested in jazz music with you, "Musical Playgrounds for Kids: The History of Jazz Music" -
We have included the link on our Links page and are very grateful to Amelia and her teachers for this very useful feedback
Darlington New Orleans Jazz presented the Tenement Jazz Band at the Hullabaloo Theatre on Friday November 22nd 2019 at 8:00pm. See full details on our Hullabaloo Theatre page.
Our May session turned out to be a real record performance by the New Century Ragtime Orchestra together with Enrico Tomasso on Trumpet and Vocals plus Nick Ward on percussion. We had a record attendance of 120 packing the hall and am sure that this would be a record for the greatest number of musicians we have packed on to the stage.
A few pictures from the second April session