Four favourite jazz stars are coming back to Darlington with a combination that’s seriously sweet and hot.

On Saturday 18 May, Mr Spats Langham – the hottest man in town – is back at Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club with his banjo and guitar as part of Sweet and Hot, with Jeff and Anne Barnhart on vocals, piano and flute and Graham Smith holding the rhythm on drums – a quartet guaranteed to delight. They’ll be playing an amazing range of musical styles: ragtime, swing, blues, show tunes and the great jazz standards as well.

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club meets at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington. Doors open 12 noon, and entry is just £10 on the door. Children 15 and under go free, while Darlington for Culture members are eligible for discounted entry on production of their membership card. It’s a good idea to arrive early to get good seats for all the gigs – capacity audiences are becoming the norm at the Club.

For more information go to or contact Ray Sams 07860 368022 Graham Foster