SIXTEEN SEATS REMAIN for the 2013 WBCJP.
Hesitate and miss something special.
There’s nothing like it.
(My title is also sixteen words long; I hope the numerologically-minded will admire this.)
Some words in a slightly more expansive vein. Last year’s party sold out and people were turned away, with “wailing and gnashing of teeth.” Tickets can be ordered at whitleybay.
Quite simply, the Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party — the creation of the much-missed Mike Durham — continues to strive for musical authenticity while making sure everyone has a good time. The players and singers do a wonderful job of hot time-travel, taking us to musical stages and situations we’ve only dreamed of.
The musicians invited for the 2013 party include:
Trumpets: Bent Persson (Sweden), Enrico Tomasso (UK), Andy Schumm (USA), Ben Cummings (UK), Andy Woon (UK)
Trombones: Kristoffer Kompen (Norway), Alistair Allan (UK), Graham Hughes (UK)
Reeds: Aurélie Tropez (France), Stéphane Gillot (France), Claus Jacobi (Germany) , Matthias Seuffert (Germany), Lars Frank (Norway), Mauro Porro (Italy)
Piano: Keith Nichols (UK), Jeff Barnhart (USA), Morten Gunnar Larssen (Norway), Martin Seck (Germany)
Banjo/Guitar: Spats Langham (UK), Henry Lemaire (France), Martin Wheatley (UK), Jacob Ullberger (Sweden), Keith Stephen (UK)
String Bass: Richard Pite (UK), Henry Lemaire (France), Malcolm Sked (UK)
Brass Bass: Phil Rutherford (UK), Jean-Philippe Palma (France)
Drums: Josh Duffee (USA), Richard Pite (UK), Julien Richard (France), Nick Ward (UK)
Bass Sax: Frans Sjöström (Sweden)
Violin: Mike Piggott (UK)
Vocals: Daryl Sherman (USA), Caroline Irwin (UK), Spats Langham (UK)
Obviously, a trip to Newcastle might be beyond the resources of many of my United States readers. But if you can get there, you won’t regret it. Here’s just one sample of what happened last year:
I think you’d have to be deeply ECCENTRIC to not feel those good vibrations!
May your happiness increase!