Vieux Carre Jazzmen

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Vieux Carre Jazzmen
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Background information
Origin: Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Years active: 1954 - YYYY
Label(s): unknown
Associated acts: ---

Band history

Sting played with the Vieux Carre Jazzmen in a yet unspecified period. The band itself existed for decades.

Peter Deuchar (banjo / guitar) founded this band in 1954. Members included Peter Gascoigne (trumpet), Jack Goodwin (trombone), John Saxelby (clarinet), John Lowes (bass) and Pete Drysdale (drums)

John McLaughlin may have been an occasional member of The Vieux Carre Jazzmen (but it may have been with another band formed by Peter Deuchar.

Band members



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Awards & Honors

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Quotations and Trivia

No exact concert dates with Sting are known - in the November 28, 1973 issue Courier mentions that the band plays Tuesday evenings at the Piccolo Restaurant in Gosforth

Brian Bennett is the current banjo player and bandleader of the VCJ - he remembers another residency at The Diamond Inn in Ponteland, England, UK - where they played on Thursday nights. Around September / October 1973 the band was double booked on one occasion so that former bandleader Peter Gascoigne engaged a "scratch band", consisiting of Brian Bennet on banjo, Ronnie Young on trumpet, Sting on double bass and Gordon Herrick on drums. The 6-piece band had two other players which might have been Barry Soulsby on clarinet and Gordon Solomon on trombone.

The same student newspaper mentions that Tuesday is also the day to see the Phoenix Jazzmen at the Hawthorn Inn in Benwell.

Newcastle Evening Chronicle - December 13 1975 - report about Vieux Carre Jazzmen and River City Jazzmen : line-up includes Pete Gascoigne, and (since last year) clarinettist Steve Andrews - trying to persuade Clive Gray to set aside the banjo and switch to guitar for mainstream nmbers---- a concert at the Post House in Washington "tomorrow" ------- the fact that Sting mentions another clarinettist might mean that STing played with them in an EARLIER period (Steve Andrews was already a aband member on Feb 21 1975)

Another date 1976-02-12 at The Diamond Inn, Ponteland - (Newcastle Evening Chronicle - February 7). Another date for them 1976-03-09 at the Golden Lion Winlaton Mill (Newcastle Evening Chronicle - March 6, 1976) and 1976-03-11 at The Diamond Inn, Ponteland (same source)

Another concert date for the Vieux Carre Jazzmen would be 1976-06-29 at the Guildhall.

See also

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sources: Broken Music, Courier, Brian Bennett