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Monday, 13 November 2017

Durham Jazz Scene in December

The Jazz Scene in Durham is growing. Here are the December offers at the Empty Shop venue

The Jazz Sessions: The Riviera Quartet (pictured)
Thursday 7th December
Doors from 7:00pm // Music starts at 8pm // £5 / £4 students - pay on the door

The sound of the 1960s French Riviera rendered through a jazzy cocktail of bebop, hard driving blues and Latin-infused original tunes. Riviera Quartet play a selection of originals that capture the essence of 60's Dizzy Gillespie/Lalo Schiffrin on the French Riviera. A mixture of blues, bebop and bossa

Pete Tanton, Tpt/Flugel;
Mark Williams, Guitar;
John Pope,Bass;
Russ Morgan, Drums

Doors from 7:00pm // Music starts at 8pm // £5 / £4 students - pay on the door
The Empty Shop Durham

The Jazz Sessions Extra: The Francis Tulip Quartet
Wednesday 20th December
Doors from 7:00pm // Music starts at 8pm // £5 / £4 students - pay on the door
The Francis Tulip Quartet burst onto the North-East Jazz scene last summer with a series of gigs celebrating the genius of Thelonious Monk. Consisting of a group of emerging young musicians variously perfecting their skills in colleges in Newcastle, Birmingham, London and Boston USA, the debut gig from this talented combo brought rapturous reviews from the region’s respected jazz blog, having “exceeded every expectation” and being nominated as a contender for “Gig of the Year”.
The Quartet is back in the region in December / January with a more seasonal offering, which promises the very best in bebop, with an appropriate nod to jazz-fusion.

The Francis Tulip Quartet comprises:
Francis Tulip - Jazz Guitar
Michael Dunlop - Bass Guitar
Matthew MacKellar - Drums
Joel Brown - Piano

Doors from 7:00pm, music starts at 8pm (Two 45 min sets with a break)
£5 / £4 students – pay on the door

Durham University Jazz Soc: Jazz Jam
Sundays December 3rd and 10th
Please check www.emptyshop.org for dates.
7:30pm - 11pm // FREE
"...Durham’s best kept secret. Trane could be heard on the ascent to the first-floor venue, floorboards creaking in semi-darkness…your everyday welcoming jazz joint. Durham’s recently established jazz jam session is the place to hear what’s going down."
- Bebop Spoken Here
There will be a house band all night who welcome anyone to get up with them or switch out the rhythm section. They play from the standard real book repertoire so bring music for anything non typical.
The jams run very informally with people welcome to come and go as they please. If you want to play or sing, just bring along an instrument and get up as and when you fancy playing.
It's a good place to work on improvisation or just listen to some great music.

The Empty Shop 35c Framwellgate Bridge Durham, Durham DH1 4SJ


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