What’s on

Thursday, Oct 4: Joe McPhee, King’s Hall, Newcastle University (1.10pm)

Friday, Oct 5: Stan Sulzmann & Nikki Iles, Lit & Phil, Newcastle (1pm)

Saturday, Oct 6: Lazy River Jazz Band, St Augustine’s, Darlington (12.30pm)

Sunday, Oct 7: Jazz Lads, Saltburn Golf Club (8pm)

Monday, Oct 8: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Cluny, Newcastle (7.30pm)

Tuesday, Oct 9: Riviera Quartet, Fox Inn, Hexham (8.30pm)

Wednesday, Oct 10: Vieux Carré Jazzmen, Cullercoats Crescent Club (1pm)

Darlington jazz is delta bound

Trad New Orleans jazz fans are in for a treat when The Lazy River Band comes to town on Saturday 6 October. The band is the guest of Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club, whose monthly lunchtime gigs are turning into packed out events. The Lazy River Band has a great pedigree as a long-established dixieland/swing/ mainstream combo lead by Chris Perrin on reeds, and they come with a guarantee of a great afternoon of classic New Orleans jazz. Following on in November, one of the Club’s great favourites comes back on Saturday 3rd. The New Century Ragtime Orchestra – all twelve of them - return to continue their musical roller coaster ride through the music of the ‘Jazz Age’. They never fail to delight every time they play at the club.

Both gigs start at 12.30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club meets at St Augustine’s Parish Hall, Larchfield Street, Darlington. Entry is just £10 on the door, and children 15 and under go free. St Augustine’s Parish Centre is a short walk from the bus stops on Tubwell Row and Darlington railway station. For more information go to www.darlingtonjazz.co.uk