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Room the Grosvenor Chamber Group, under the direction of Keith Burston, will be making their South Bank Debut. The group performs exclusively 20th century music and has a special commitment to the work of living British composers. Birtwhistle's Silbury Air will represent the most senior generation. Other perfounances indude Vic Hoyland's Far, Peter Jones's Sunera~zerar~ia (first performance), and Gabriel Jackson's On AN Fours. Tickets are available from the box office priced f 2 , f 3 , £4. The show starts at 7 . 3 0 ~ .
Lester And More AN AUTUMN SEASON of major gigs at London's Town and Country Club opens this month with a visit by Lester Bowie's Brass Enemble, on 2 3 d October. The Paris Reunion Band with Nathan Davis, Grachan Moncur, Nat Adderley and others play on 27th October, and Flora Purim and Airto Moreira play two shows on 3rd November at 6.30 and 9.00pm. All concerts are through Serious Promotions and credit-card bookings can be made on 0 1 4 3 9 0807.
Brum News THISAUTUMN Birmingham Jazz reaches its tenth anniversary and it will be putting on four gigs that indicate the range of modern jazz that the club has put on very sucres(ifu1ly for the last decade. The gigs are: Sept. 28th, Spike Robinson and Ted Beaumont Trlo at the StrathaLlen; Oct. 5th, D~ck M~rrisseyQuartet at the Strathallen; Oct. 14th, Barbara Thompson with Paraphernalia at the Triangle Art Centre; Oct. 19th, Loose Tubes at the Triangle Art Centre. In addition to these gigs BirminghamJazz have invited Charles Fox to give a lecture on the "State Of The Arr" on October 9th at The Olde Royal pub in Church Street, Birmingham.
More Juice From Gilles FOLLOWINGTHE CRITICAL and commercial success of the albums Jazz Juice and Jazz Juice 2, the Streetsounds label is to substantially increase its jazz and latin activities. DJ Gilles Peterson who conceived and compiled both Juice albums, has been hired by Street,sounds as JazzILatin A & R Consultant. Coming up first from Peterson are hardcore Latin and fusion albums, together with "special projects" and the next Jazz Juire offering. Gilles meanwhile will be spreading the jazz message further with the Seprember start of his BBC Radio London weekly programme Mad On Jazz which will broadcast live every Tuesday from l0pm till midnight.
Coconuts THECO(:ONUTGROVEin Leeds is hosting some special nights in the autumn. The evenings will have a special guest appearance and a four course dinner with drinks and dancing into the night. On 9th October, Humphrey Lyttelton and his band will star at the Grove, and on 30th October they have the Ronnie Scott Quintet. You can find the Coconut Grove in The Merrion Centre but reserve your high class night out by calling (0532) 455718.
Maria'sTour MARIARODRIGUEZ,a star of the clubs and carnivals of Venezuela's Caribbean coast, will perform her first British tour in October. Her band comprises mandolins, small cuarto four-string guitars, marra-. cas and guitars, and the music is a blend of European, African and indigenous elements. The dates are: (10th) Rotherham Arts Centre, ( l l th) Camden Centre, (13th) Midland Art Centre Birmingham, (15th) RNCM Manchester, (16th) University of Warwick A n Centre, (17th) Friesland School Hall, Sandyacre, (18th) Camden Centre.
Newcastle News JATZ NORTH EASTLtd. c o n r i d I 1 :
with their 20th annive~arprn-,!4 cert series holding a sperial jktz4'2 saxophone month in October, WE+*$$ senting at the Corner HQ&;: Heaton, Newcastle, Spike Rob&.' son with the Race Newtw Trio, including Ray bbbington &&L, (%h), Peter King with Billy W-, per Trio and Sid Warren Quintet (14), a rare teaming of I%n Km-' dell and Don Weller with rha Billy Harper Trio and Sid War& Quintet (2 1). J-= 3
The extended-refurbished Cac-: 'r ,, ner H o w , Heaton, Newcastle .' "
upon Tyne now fmtutra 4,. week: Corner House Jazz with various bands (Sundays), Ray Stubbs R & B All Stars (Mopdays), Sid Warren Quintet (TI& days), Bill's Hairstyle (jazz h*).' (Wednesdays), Savannah Sy+ : tors Phurs$ays), Arthur Mow~tr$ Big Band (Fridays).
A 10-week Workers &hcati&i-.' al Association course enritled "J&Z' and Blues" starts: October 1st at WEA Premises, 51 Gminger $5:. Newcastle, at 7.30pm. I t is in- : tended that h i s t o r i d Interactiys between jazz and blues will be explored and that key figures such, as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane;' Robert Johnson and B.B. King will be studied.
SchlitzJazz Sounds AS REPORTED IN Wit? 30, the Schlitz search for Britain's most exciting new jazz talent continues through the autumn - leading up to the final at London's Heaven club on 9 November. The regional finals are to take place as follows: Wales - St Davids Hall, Cardif (26 Sept), North - Queens Hall Bradford (9 Oct), Eastern - Norwich Arts Centre (10 Oct), South - Southampton University (18 Oct), Jazz Services - Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford (21 Oct), Platform - Edinburgh Queens Hall (24 Oct), Jazz Southwest Goldiggers Chippenham (22 Oct), Central - Bobby Browns, Birmingham (28 October).
Tubes On Tour LOOSETUBES,THE big band we've ;: run out of adjectives for, rake to U the highway for their Comempoc- :: ary Music Nerwmk tour this '
month. The full list of dates is:
Bmknell Wilde Theatre (14 Ocr), ' c
London Logan Hall (151, S~lutb- "
ampton Guildhall (161, Plymouth Theatre Royal (171, Brighton ,
Gardner Arts Centre (H ) , Birmingham Triangle A m Centre (l9), Sheffield Octagon (22), Lecids Trade Club (231, Durham Dunelm . : Ballroom (24), Manchester Qp Theatre (251, Leicester Haymadcet Theatre (26), Coventry 'Warwick University Arts Centre (27), Liver- ? pool Bluecoat Arts Cent& (29). '
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