Thursday June 8th 2023, 7pm Easington Colliery Brass Band play Swing!
What better way to launch our new season than with a swing and jazz inspired concert by one of the regions leading Brass Bands! Founded in 1915, Easington Brass Band have been a core element of East Durham’s cultural life ever since. Now sponsored by Ronnie Scott’s Michael Watt, they go from strength to strength, and will be bringing a swing and jazz inspired programme to Jazz at The Lubetkin!
POSTPONED NEW DATE TBA Emma Fisk’s Hot Club du Nord
Emma Fisk’s Hot Club du Nord conjure up the swinging Gypsy Jazz of 1930s Paris with fresh, inspired & joyful interpretations of the classic Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli repertoire! Featuring British Jazz Awards Nominee, Emma Fisk on violin; guitar maestros James Birkett and David Harris on guitars and rhythm king Bruce Rollo on double bass, Hot Club du Nord combine instrumental virtuosity, a deep love of the gypsy jazz style and a joyful energy that is absolutely infectious! “For lovers of the classic Stephane Grappelli – Django Reinhardt approach, is right up there amongst the best in the UK.” – Paul Bream, Jazz Alert “From the opening bars of Honeysuckle Rose to the final J’attendrai the magic unfolded, taking us back to the days when Django and Stéphane were the toast of Paree. Fisk displays amazing control, Emma doesn’t play the violin, the violin is as much a part of her as the hand holding the bow or the fingers that move with such dexterity up and down the fingerboard. Total mastery.” – Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here
Thursday December 14th 2023, 7pm Hot Fingers £10.00
We are delighted to welcome Thomas Spats Langham's 'Hot Fingers' trio, plus the sophisticated vocals of Emily Campbell to The Lubetkin for our festive special this December! All the way from the deep south of The Cotswolds, we have been lucky enough to catch this supremely entertaining vintage jazz outfit whilst on a trip up north. Not to be missed!
"Hot Fingers welcomes you to an eclectic mix of vintage acoustic music. We visit the red hot jazz of 1920’s New York and sophisticated 1930’s Swing. We re-create the ‘French Coffee House’ sound of the king of gypsy swing Django Reinhardt, the blues guitars of Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson, and the syncopated Latin rhythms of Argentinean Oscar Aleman. These multi-instrumentalists can then transport you to the nightclubs of 1920’s New York and London, playing hot dance music and jazz. This is mixed with vocals from the song-writing greats, crooners such as Bing Crosby and Al Bowlly, and hokem from the likes of Cliff ‘Ukulele Ike’ Edwards. From Jump-Jive to swing, from the Charleston to Bossa-Nova, Hot Finger’s wide range of styles and rhythms makes them popular with both sit-down audiences and dancers alike. Although just a trio, the band can be seen removing two guitars, a double bass, a banjo, a mandolin, a ukulele, a clarinet, a tuba, a bass clarinet, and a pair of castanets from the band van. Hot Fingers are proud to play acoustic instruments without amplification for a truly authentic sound whenever possible."
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