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Ray  Sams  ray@darlingtonjazz.co.uk   Graham Foster graham@darlingtonjazz.co.uk

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September 2017

Big band, big sound - great jazz with a swish

Darlington Jazz lovers will be dancing in and out of their seats when the ever-popular New Century Ragtime Orchestra swings back to town on Saturday 7 October.

The New Century Ragtime Orchestra will be bringing their inimitable sound and that big band swish to Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club’s lunchtime gig at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington. There’ll be ragtime, hot dance tunes, entertaining vocals, banter, swinging group performances and some virtuoso solos from this sought-after Tyneside-based band that’s grown in status over the years and expanded its repertoire to include many wonderful standards from the 1920s and 30s. It’ll be a packed house as well as a big band, so make sure you arrive early to secure a seat.

Entry to the gig is just £10 on the door, 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.  

Coming up next:

You’d better get ready to boogie – the Red Stripe Band is coming back to the Club on Saturday 4 November. Red Stripe and his band have been stomping their boogie-woogie rhythms now for over 20 years and have played all over the world from Monte Carlo to Tokyo and New York to Milan. The band has a great time wherever it goes – infectious energy filling the venue with on and off stage antics, plus world class live music of course.

Saturday 2 December sees the Club hosting the Maine Street Jazzmen. They’ll be playing entertaining dixieland jazz, drawing their influences not only from the classic American jazz groups of the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s, but also the British bands of the 1950’s & 60’s .



All sessions are at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington and start at 12.30, doors open from noon.For more information contact Ray Sams  ray@darlingtonjazz.co.uk   07860 368022  Graham Foster graham@darlingtonjazz.co.uk