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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 Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Monday, May 12, 2008

Extreme Measures

Extreme measures indeed. This was cutting edge music of the highest degree. Tristranolike atonality morphed into pure funk and, ultimately, a Mingusian intensity making this the most original band I have heard for a long time.
David Carnegie drove the combo from the back seat displaying all the technique he picked up from his mentor the legendary Blue Note drummer Al Harewood (check out Dexter Gordon's 'Doin' Alright' for Al's credentials.) He also dedicated a composition to his former tutor. On piano Ben Gilbert played with great sensitivity, contrasting with the mindblowing sheets of sound from Gary Turner on tenor. Jamie McRedie's guitar work kept the temperature close to boiling point whilst Stuart Davies on bass helped to hold it all together.
However, this wasn't about individuals it was about a tightly knit unit that stretched its creativity to the outer limits and almost, but not quite, beyond.
Translated; another good night at the Side Café.
Lance

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