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now's the time quee, from 12.00-lO.OOpm continuously, Michael Brecker Band, Mike Gibbs Band, Steve Coleman/ Five Elemenrs, In Cahoots, Bheki Msleku, Berkshire Youth Orchestra ; in the Wilde Theatre, from 12.00-8.30 pm continuously, Evan Parker Project, Bobby Bradford + John Carter; in the Cellar , Bar from 12.00-8.30 pm con tinuously, Leicester Bley Band. Workshops' (free to festival ticketholders) will include sessions from Community Music, Musicworks, Terri Quaye, Bobby Bradford/ John Carter, John Stevens and others appearing at the festival. All performances except late-night club evenrs are included in the basic Festival ticket price.

Courtney: at RFH

* Capital's Fifth T H E C A P 1 T A L Music Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, with some notable events, including: on July 20, Sarah Vaughan (Royal Festival Hall); July 21, The Crusaders (RFH); July 22, the Stan Getz Quartet and Branford Marsal is Qt.iarret (RFH); July 23, Wynton Marsalis Quartet and Courtney Pine Band (RFH);July 25, Stanley Jordan (RFH). On July 12 at Le Palais, Hammersmith , Tiro Puente and Celia Cruz. On July 24, 'A Night In New Orleans ' at the Royal Festival Hall, featuring Irma Thomas, Duke Dejon's Olympia Brass Band, and Rocking Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters. The Capital fringe Festival, in Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, will feature on July 6, New Directions: Gait Thompson and Friends, including Andy Sheppard and First Light (7.30-10.15 pm) and the

Jim Mullen Four (11.00 pm); on July 9, Native Spirit: Root Jackson 's Unfinished Business ; and on Saturday, July I I , a Carribean Carnival from 1.00pm-9.00pm, featuring Red Stripe Ebony, Mangrove, London Allstars, Stardust, Silver Steel, Metronomes, Flyover Carnival Dancers, Granada Shonney, Prince Ala Tung. Two ni g hts in July will see !I pm Jaz z Dances with Baz Fe Jazz and, on July 7, Robin )ones ' King Salsa; on July 10, After Tonight.

* Sunderland F 0 L L 0 W I N G T H E SUC­

cessful launch of their club using local bands, Sunderland Jazz Club plan to begin booking major bands for dates from this September. In particular, they arc looking to book some of those ensembles which visit Stockton Arts Centre, Darlington Arts Centre and New-

cas tle Corner House. Interested parties should contact Acting Secretary Peter N icholson at 140 Southwick Rd, Sunderland.

* School's in FoR THOSE WHO like tO put some purpose into the holiday period, summer offers a wide range of music studies and courses. The . JAWS Qazz at the West London

Summer Institute School) summer school runs from July 27-3 1, 1Oam-l1pm with Jazz Club meetings of stud{ots and tutors each night . The cost is £'80 (£70 with concess ions); information from J. Myhill, West London Institute HE, 300 St Margarets Rd, Twickenham, Middlesex TW 1 1PT. Tel. 01-891-0121.

Andy Sheppard is one of the jazz tutors for Ashley Creative Music's summer schedule of holiday

) urses for children, which cost

£150. Twenty places are available on the course which is unique in its embrace of both non-Western musics and improvisation. Information: The Secretary, Ashley Creative Music, Ashley Manor, Corsham, Wiltshire SN14 9AW. Tel. Bath 0225 742820.

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Barbican, London, will be holding its Jazz, Rock and Studio Music Summer School from August 2-August 7. For the third year, this enterprise brings together 200 jazz and rock musicians, plus 30 professional tutors , in a course which includes tutorials, harmony and improvisation classes, as well as large and small ensembles to be coached by tutors. Information from: Cheryl King, Administrator, JRSM Summer School, PO Box 75, Guildford

* Surprise! (On TV) TUESDAYS FROM July 21, Channel 4 will be screening a selection of notable jazz documentaries under the umbrella title 'Sounds Of Surprise'. On July 21, WNET America's Miles Ahead profiles Davis' present band while moving back through past associations. On subscquenr Tuesdays, the programme features Saxophone Colossm, Bob Mugge's homage to Sonny Rollins; Father Time, a film of Art Blakey; Mingm, which updates i ts original footage through interviews with Mingus' wife and daughter; Ornette: Made In America, the film on which director Shirley Clarke spent two decades; and Speaking In Tongms, which centres on exploration of 60s-70s American protest music round Alvin Ayler's work .


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