Exciting summer programme at Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club

Darlington New Orleans Jazz club is delighted to host another visit from red hot gypsy jazz king Keith Stephens and friends.
Keith Stephens’ Hot Club Trio will make a return visit to the club on Saturday 5 August 2017 at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, and doors open at noon for a 12.30 start. Keith’s a master of the guitar, banjo and ukulele and likes to play the gypsy jazz style of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, but the trio also enjoys performing a large repertoire of jazz standards – and more.
With Keith are Roly Veitch on rhythm guitar and vocals and Bruce Rollo on slap bass. There’s an extra treat on offer as well – the trio is joined by Caroline Irwin on vocals, ukulele and cornet. You can be sure she’ll perform to great acclaim, and add a special dimension to the band.
Entry to the gig is just £10 on the door (no need to pre-book), and children 15 and under go free. Darlington for Culture members are eligible for discounted entry on production of their membership card. There’s a licensed bar; tea and coffee is available; and everyone is very welcome to bring their own food along for a picnic whilst the band is entertaining.
There’s the added benefit of plenty of free onsite car parking. It’s also just a short walk from the bus stops on Tubwell Row and Darlington railway station. For more information go to www.darlingtonjazz.co.uk or contact Ray Sams ray@darlingtonjazz.co.uk 07860 368022 Graham Foster graham@darlingtonjazz.co.uk
Coming up next:
There’s a sizzling September ahead when the club welcomes back fantastic pianist, goodtime vocalist and all round performer Jeff Barnhart on Saturday 2 September. He’ll have people on the edge of their seats as he brings his larger-than-life personality to performances of tunes familiar and obscure, along with the other members of the Mr Men Quartet – returnees Keith and Bruce plus one of last year’s best loved visitors to the club, reedsman John Hallam.
The ever-popular New Century Ragtime Orchestra is back on Saturday 7 October, bringing a big band sound to the lunchtime gig. There’ll be ragtime entertainment, banter, virtuoso group performances and some stunning solos from the Tyneside-based band. It’ll be a packed house as well as a big band, so make sure you arrive early to secure a seat.
All sessions start at 12.30, doors open from noon