LINE UP: Emily Bacon will bring her Good Time Gang to town this weekend.
LINE UP: Emily Bacon will bring her Good Time Gang to town this weekend.

THERE’S a real treat for jazz fans when Emily Bacon brings her Good Time Gang back to the region this weekend.

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club’s lunchtime gig on Saturday, August 4, features the ever-popular Emily Bacon and her Good Time Gang – a seven piece band renowned for their deep south sounds of traditional New Orleans Jazz.

The club has also lined up its first events of the autumn, both of which feature international piano star Jeff Barnhart.

First up, on Saturday, September 8 he join forces with banjo and guitar virtuoso Spats Langham, and together they’ll amuse, captivate and entertain the audience playing their arrangements of music from the Great American Song Book among others standards.

Then the following Saturday, September 15, Jeff presents a new departure for the jazz club – a showing of his Great Silent Movie show.

This features a treasure trove of stories and films from the early days of cinematic comedy. Just like in those far-off days, Jeff’s will accompany the likes of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle on the piano as the film clips feature car chases, stunts, suspense and romance.

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club meets at St Augustine’s Parish Hall, Larchfield Street, Darlington, from 12.30pm.

Admission is £10 on the door, and children 15 and under go free.

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