Vieux Carré Jazzmen

(it’s pronounced VEE-URR KA-RAY)

playing the popular music of the 1920s and 1930s

With a repertoire ranging from Louise Armstrong, Clarence Williams, Jabbo Smith, Clarence Hayes and all pop songs, rags, blues and marches, the whole spectrum of traditional Jazz is covered.

The band play with verve and enthusiasm taking the audience with them.

Easy-listening trio, quartet or six-piece trad jazz band, the choice is yours.

With our state-of-the-art Laney PA system we can perform in any large-capacity venue or acoustically in smaller more intimate settings such as bistros and hotel suites.

Apart from our weekly venues, many of our engagements are for corporate clients such as: Nexus, National Trust, Baker Tilly, Newcastle City Council (The Mansion House), NUFC, The Pension Service PTP, RNLI, Blyth Valley Council, River Escapes, Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, The Original Garage Door Company, AD Events, South Tyneside Council, and CGP Books (Eccle Riggs). The band is used typically for sales promotions, product launches, exhibitions, corporate entertainment and hospitality.


Cullercoats Crescent Club

Wednesday afternoons 1.00-3.00pm
Huddleston Street, Cullercoats
NE30 4QS
Tel: 0191 253 0242

The Holystone

Thursday afternoons 1.00 – 3.00pm
Whitley Road, Holystone
Newcastle upon Tyne NE27 0DA
Tel: 0191 266 6173

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Yes we’ve played them all…

Garden Parties, River Boat Shuffles, Anniversaries, Barbecues, Christenings (welcome-to-the-world parties), Weddings, Funerals, School Proms, Bar Mitzvahs, Protest Marches, Political Rallies, Jazz Band Balls, Jazz Festivals, Jazz Clubs, Jazz-o-Grams, Jazz in Santa’s Grotto, Jazz-under-the-metro-bridge-in-South Shields-on-a-perishing-cold-winter’s-day, Birthdays…we think you’ll get the picture…

Book Us

The Vieux Carré Jazzmen are poised to provide good old solid entertainment whatever your occasion or function, whether for business or celebration!

Please make contact using the following details or complete and submit the Enquiries and Booking Form to the right and we will contact you shortly. 

Call Brian Bennett on 0191 252 9429 or 07710 528413, or alternatively you may e-mail us at