BLAYDON JAZZ CLUB at The Black Bull, Blaydon

Concerts are monthly on a Sunday evening - 8pm to 10.30pm.
The jazz club is at The Black Bull, a lovely traditional style pub which has a nice, intimate music room.
Address - Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ
Tel. 0191 - 4142846.
It is on the western outskirts of Blaydon on the right hand side of the road as you head west towards Stella and Ryton, on the B6317.

Parking - there is limited parking in front of the pub but there is also space down the lane which runs off to the left leading down to Sheridan Design. Its not readily visible from the main road but see map (pub in red). People tend to park down the side, two wheels on the footpath, and this accommodates quite a few cars. Also there is space for cars on the opposite side of the B6317 in Fountain Lane.

Here is a link to The Black Bull's own website. Check out the range of activities and live music on offer together with the perfectly kept ale. Just click on the purple text below.


The club's general jazz style policy could be described as mid period jazz, from 1930s swing through to 1950/60s hard bop styles. Accessible and melodic jazz based mostly on The Great American Songbook repertoire of composers such as Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, Ellington, Rogers & Hart, Kern, Van Heusen, Arlen, Jobim, etc. There are other excellent local venues featuring regular traditional jazz as well as contemporary styles. In fact there is a wealth of jazz and jazz related music embracing all styles right across Tyneside and the north east. The area has long been a vibrant place for live music. To find out more about our past (we are one of the region's oldest grass roots clubs) together with some great photos do visit 'Blaydon Jazz Club Biog. and Gallery' via the home page.


Sunday 18th March 8pm
The Zoey Gilby Quartet
Regrettably this concert was postponed due to bad weather. It has been rescheduled for 19th August.

Sunday 15th Apr 8pm Adm. 5
Giles Strong Quartet - Giles Strong gtr, Roly Veitch gtr, Ian Paterson bass, Russ Morgan drms.
Highly respected and versatile guitarist Giles Strong is a devotee of guitar legends such as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and Jim Hall. For this concert he is joined by like minded guitarist Roly Veitch, together with Ian Paterson on double bass and Russ Morgan drums.

Sunday 20th May 8pm Adm. 5
Alter Ego - Keith Robinson alto, Niall Armstrong tenor sax/flute, Dave Hignett trumpet, Andy Hawking piano, Tony Abell bass, David Francis drums
A return visit by this superb and very popular hard bop sextet playing in the classic Jazz Messenger style.

Sunday 17th June 8pm Adm. 5
Mark Williams - Joel Byrne-McCullough Jazz Guitar Duo
The north east is blessed with a wealth of really great jazz guitarists across all styles. This duo features two of the best playing a mix of 'Songbook' standards and contemporary material.

Sunday 15th July 8pm Adm. 5
REUNION - Colin Aitchison(tpt), Steve Andrews(sax/clnt), Franco Valussi(clnt), Roy Cansdale(bass), Roly Veitch(gtr)
A return visit by Colin and the Hong Kongers, Steve Andrews over from Cumbria, Roy Cansdale up from Gloucestershire and Roly Veitch all the way from Blaydon!

Sunday 19th August 8pm Adm. 5
Zoe Gilby Quartet - Zoe Gilby vocals, Mark Williams gtr, Andy Champion bass, Richard Brown drms.
Our great jazz singer Zoe now has a much deserved national profile. She brings her brilliant quartet to Blaydon for what will be another scintillating concert.

Sunday 16th September 8pm Adm. 5
Alan Law Trio plus special guest James Birkett
Alan Law has built a reputation as one of the area's finest pianists. For this concert his trio joins with our great guitarist James Birkett for what should be a memorable gig.

October - details TBA

Sunday 18th November 8pm Adm. 5
Mick Shoulder ensemble - details to follow

December - details TBA

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