Saturday 17th August 2019
Newcastle Jazz Festival
Tyne Bank Brewery

Special mention also to the heroes of the hour. Michael Lamb and Jamie Toms took to the stage with Strictly Smokin’ Big Band and, even if they hadn’t blown a note they would have received a standing ovation just for promoting this well-organised event. As it turned out, the whole band gave the audience a ‘standing ovation’ – the crowd had commandeered all the chairs so that with the exception of piano and drums the band stood. It didn’t effect the playing or the vocals from Alice Grace. This was a fitting end to what had been a great day – roll on next year.

Festival review: Lance Middle, Be Bop Spoken Here