Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Frank Griffith hits the airways..

Liverpool based American saxophonist Frank Griffith has let us know about his jazz radio shows "The Jazz Cavern"- here are the links

1. "The Jazz Cavern"
Thursdays at 9PM. Repeats at 6PM Sunday, UK time
Also broadcast on (from NYC) on Tuesdays at 4AM and Saturdays at 7AM, NYC time.
Neither of the above shows are available on a 24/7 catchup option.

2. The Jazz Cavern
Liverpool Community Radio106.7 FM.
Airs  weekly Fridays-2PM, Saturdays- 4PM, Tuesdays- 4PM, UK time.
24 hours a day on

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Coming up at The Globe Newcastle in January 2022


                                                        Svarc Hanley Longhawn 23 Jan

9 Jan - Sam Toulson Quartet
Very talented band of young jazz musicians led by award-winning saxophonist

16 Jan – Garner-Pope Duo
Violin and double bass virtuosity and creativity

23 Jan – Svarc Hanley Longhawn
Jazz/rock + Hammond funk

30 Jan – Swing Manouche
Gypsy jazz

All events at the Globe - 11 Railway St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7AD

 Tickets to attend at The Globe or view the livestream available from:

Highlights of 2021 - Newcastle Jazz Co-Op


                                                       ARQ at the Globe Newcastle

The determination of Newcastle’s Jazz.Coop to keep live music going at its venue The Globe throughout the pandemic was rewarded in 2021 with two national awards – Co-op of the Year and All Party Parliamentary Jazz Award – and two further grants from the Culture Recovery Fund.

In 2021 arranged over 50 jazz gigs. Half of them were livestreamed from the empty Globe to an eager world of people longing for live jazz. We have continued to livestream since audiences have been allowed back because this enables more people to enjoy the music. Of the many excellent gigs in 2021 I going to highlight three, each definitive performances of a particular style of jazz.

In January Emma Fisk’s Hot Club du Nord gave a virtuoso celebration of Django Reinhardt’s birthday. We knew they are one of the best gypsy jazz bands in the UK, but the surprise was how naturally Emma Fisk took to the livestream format. With a tablet on her music stand she engaged with the online comments as though with an audience in the room.

In October a packed audience in The Globe (and online) was spellbound by ARQ – Alison Rayner Quintet. This was the finest original contemporary jazz performed by five musicians at the height of their powers – carefully crafted melodies delivered with joyous spontaneity.

Another sell-out concert was the Clark Tracey Quartet recreating the iconic Under Milk Wood suite written by his father Stan nearly 60 years ago. This was not a tribute band. The musicians and the narrator (Ben Tracey – Clark’s son) delivered a striking, fresh interpretation of a classic. Marvellous.

Dave Parker 

Dave stood down from the board of the Jazz.Coop at our AGM in October- thanks for eight years of dedicated (and successful) hard work !


Wigan Jazz Concerts in December / January

                                                    Anchormen Jazz Orchestra Sun 30 Jan 

From Ian Darrington 

WIGAN YOUTH TRAINING JAZZ ORCHESTRA & WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA   Tuesday 28th December 12.30pm Whelley Ex Servicemen’s Club Vauxhall Rd Wigan WN13LU 

ANCHORMEN JAZZ ORCHESTRA Sunday 30th January 12.30pm Whelley Ex Servicemen’s Club Vauxhall Rd Wigan WN13LU  

Early bird rover tickets available soon for the Wigan International Jazz Festival (8-10th July)

Advance tickets available from

The Music Continuum’s Monthly Podcast Jazz Notes, Jazz Conversations & More published on 1st of ever month and free download available from most music platforms