The Exchange is screening the film ‘The Geordie Jazz Man’, directed by Abi Lewis
Well known internationally as Geordie Jazz Man, Keith Crombie was a mystery to many of his Jazz Cafe patrons in Newcastle upon Tyne, England and, like King Canute,refused to bow to the changing musical tides or even the ageing process. A man who would refuse you entry on a whim, a hard man feared from his past though a lover of women – he was the epicentre of a band of similar brothers, musicians, thespians, and alcoholics – the pride of Newcastle Jazz from the 1950’s to now.
Aside from running an eccentric battered Jazz club, Keith’s past included going to school with two of the Shadows, a brief career as a getaway driver, dealings with the Krays and choosing to book the Rolling Stones over the Beatles. Eric Burdon, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Junior and Prince Charles all feature. This film celebrates the man, the Jazz movement but mainly a never say die contrary spirit that Keith Crombie took to his grave.
The night will start with acoustic Jazz set and there will be a Q and A session after the film.
Tickets are £10.00 from the box office or Ticketsource.
Tyneidols are offering a tour, food and the film as a separate ticket for £35.00. Tickets for the full package only are available from Julie at TyneIdols on 0191-2531618 or email [email protected]