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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Saturday May 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, Dovecote St., Amble NE65 0DX. 12:00pm - 3:00pm (music from 1:00pm). £10.00. See poster for more details.

Sax on the Tyne, St George's Church Hall, St George's Close, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2TF. 5:00-7:00pm. Free (donations). A Jesmond Community Festival event.

Evening

Baghdaddies - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 6:00pm. £10.00. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Lady & the Jazz Tramps - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Radio Pensacola Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Jazz

Right there with Liz on this one. The Jazz, whilst it had the unenviable task of attempting to be all things to all men (and women), nevertheless managed to hit that happy medium of covering most persuasions. It was a rare hour that I didn't find at least 45 minutes of excellence. At present it continues on cable and on-line but without any presenters. There is nothing more annoying than to hear a track you like and not know who it is by. What we need is someone to hijack a boat and set up a jazz pirate radio station. What upsets me is that only days before, they were announcing their large listening audience; obviously the bosses at Capital Radio weren't among the listeners and nor, it would seem, were the potential advertisers. How sad that music such as ours is in the hands of the men (and women) in suits.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

I particularly miss sundays; Ramsey Lewis, Jackie Dankworth, digby thingy, Campbell Burnup, Courtney Pine they all played my kind of music. to make matters worse Humph has retired from Radio Two jazz. Tell ya what Lance, any time you fancy hijacking that boat I'll join you and I'll bring my rare records. I've got 'Buddy Rich Plays Quiet' 'Bunny Berigan Gets Started' 'Miles Davis Plays Maynard Ferguson' - I've even got a Charlie Parker CD without any alternatives takes so what d'ya say?
L.J.Silver

Anonymous said...

yes I too miss th sunday afternoons. I used to feast on Benny Green, Alan Dell, Parky, David Jacobs...al gone. Even Sandy Dunleavey on Radio York has been switched...what the heck is it that makes the suits think they know best?
Liz

Anonymous said...

Lance, can you get a spell check on this?!!!I type so fast I make mistakes, and rely on the check!!!
Liz

Lance said...

A spell check would take away the spontaneity and spontaneity has always been at the heart of jazz.
You could always consult Mr Webster's Dictionary - they say it's just too marvelous for words.

Anonymous said...

like glorious, glamorous, and that old standby...amorous?
Liz

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