End of Season 4

Darlington Jazz Club is fast approaching the end of Season 4.

We have a couple of special sessions left.

Sundays at The QuakerHouse, Mechanic Yard, Darlington. 6pm for Live Music

June 12th Rick Laughlin Trio £5 OTD

Rick Laughlin – Piano, Bruce Rollo – Double Bass and Ian Wynd – Drums.

June 26th Dean Stockdale Trio £5 0TD

Dean Stockdale – Piano, Mick Shoulder – Double Bass and Adam Sinclair – Drums

The finale of this Season will take place on Monday 4th July in The Central Hall, Dolphin Centre where we welcome the fantastic National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO). The world famous National Youth Jazz Orchestra has been showcasing the country’s most talented young jazz musicians for over 50 years. From a swinging rhythm section to incredibly talented soloists, this is a great opportunity to see the band in the North East. Many of the UK’s most prolific jazz musicians have performed with NYJO, often becoming established stars whilst playing with the band. Alumni include Guy Barker, Dennis Rollins and Amy Winehouse to name just a few. The band tours regularly at venues in the UK, as well as in Europe, US, Australia and New Zealand. Durham County Youth Big Band will play in support. Doors are 6:45 with music from about 7pm
Tickets available from Dolphin Centre on 01325 388406 or online at http://www.TicketSource £10 (Young musicians £8) for family tickets contact darlingtonjazzfestival@live.com

Season 5 begins on September 18th

Doors 5:30pm Live music from 6:00pm mainly 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month

Sept 18th – Durham County Youth Big Band and Little Big Band – leavers gig

St Augustine’s Parish Centre (Venue TBC) – £5

Sept 25th – Jazz Tones – jazz quintet

QuakerHouse, Mechanics Yard – £5

The remains dates for 2016 will be 9th October, 23rd October, 13th November, 27th November, 11th December

18th December Jazztones’ Christmas Shindig

Andy Bennett Quartet  24th May 

Tonight Andy brings a quartet to The Quakerhouse for what could be his last small group performance in the area – Andy  has sold his house and intending moving south during the summer. Tonight’s gig will include guests Alex Baker and Will Howard. both former pupils from Teesdale School where Andy worked as a woodwind teacher until his retirement a few years ago. Both these ex pupils were encourage to develop their skills with Durham County Youth Big Band and can be regularly heard with Alumni Big Band and at the Darlington Jazz Festival. 

Live music is about 6pm and expect some exciting bebop saxophone playing in the upstairs room at Quakerhouse. 

10th May Strictly Smokin’ Big Band 

Darlington Jazz Club retuns tomorrow night with a big band special. Strictly Smokin’ Big Band are  the first post festival band and the first to play at the refurbished Keys Nightclub on Skinnergate, Darlington. Expect some classic swing charts a bit of contemporary and some brilliant playing and vocals.. Doors are 5:30 with live music around 6pm £6 OTD usual raffle and door prizes. Hope to see you there,. 

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band 

Stricktly Smokin’ Big Band are our first big band night guests at The Keys, Skinnergate, Darlington. (The keys.co.uk) Doors are 5:30pm and live music from 6:00pm. Darlington Jazz Club will take over the top floor of the recently refurbished restaurant and night club. Expect some swinging big band charts and a touch of contemporary music. There is good access to the top floor with lift available. £6 on the door – usual raffle and door prize