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
We have been awarded a £500 grant from the Darlington for Culture Small Grants Scheme. The scheme was set up with funds provided by a local business and financial contributions from some events supported by Darlington for Culture which runs the scheme with help from Creative Darlington.
Darlington for Culture was originally set up to prevent the closure of Darlington Arts Centre, the original home of Darlington New Orleans Jazz who were one of DfC’s founder members. Unfortunately the closure went ahead but DfC has continued to support the arts, culture and entertainment in Darlington which is now on a stronger base than ever.
The grant will support the booking of top class bands and musicians for Darlington New Orleans Jazz which has been promoting jazz in Darlington since 1996.
Once again Darlington New Orleans Jazz will be taking part in the Darlington for Culture Festival with Jeff Barnhart and ‘Spats’ Langham with an all star line up playing “Sweet and Hot” on Saturday 18 May
We are now producing Publicity Posters for future events, these are linked in the events listings and can be found below
If you missed our opening session then here is a short video to see what you missed.
A few pictures and video to give a flavour of another top flight live jazz performance at our March 2019 session
We were very pleased to welcome 108 Jazz fans to this session which was a new all time record attendance for us.
Great News: John Hallam will now be questing at the session on the 3rd August with the Mike Daly’s Dixieland Rhythm Kings. We are always very pleased to welcome John to our sessions, his hot clarinet playing somehow coming from that calm outward appearance.