Tyneside Jazz Orchestra
|Tyneside Jazz Orchestra|
|Origin:||Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK|
|Years active:||1976 - YYYY|
|Associated acts:||Newcastle Big Band, Phoenix Jazzmen, Earthrise, Last Exit|
The Newcastle Big Band split in mid-1976, but after only a few months 13 musicians continued as the Tyneside Jazz Orchestra. They had a trial concert at the Kelso Festival in September 1976 and returned to their former regular venue, the University Theatre on 1975-09-28.
In a 2003 interview Sting and Gerry Richardson confirm that Last Exit were basically the rhythm section for the Tyneside Jazz Orchestra.
- Andy Hudson
- Gerry Richardson
- Ronnie Pearson
The Newcastle Journal from September 27, 1976 mentions that this band was a reformatin of the Newcastle Big Band, but with only 13 musicians.
- String Of Pearls / American Patrol 7" from 1976
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sources: Newcastle Journal - September 27, 1975 (split, new name); Sting / Gerry Richardson 2003 interview