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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 Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Main Street Jazzmen at the Iona Club

Hebburn may not be the jazz capital of the north but currently, on Wednesday evenings at the Iona Club on Station Road, it is staking a small claim. In a club more used to the sounds of ceilidh (try spelling that after a Guinness or three) the Main Street Jazzmen's brand of dixieland is currently going down remarkably well. Nothing too demanding just good, solid swinging jazz that kept your feet tapping. Herbie Hudson blew fine trombone as well as soloing on harmonica and vocals. Alan Smith on trumpet and flugel played with a big fat sound whilst Derek Fleck's alto and clarinet danced delightfully above. On piano, Malcolm Armstrong was in barrelhouse mode, ably supported by Ollie on drums and Alan Rudd on bass. On vocals, Olive gave out with a few 'flapper' songs as well as nice versions of "Sentimental Journey' and 'June Night'.
All in all well worth the visit.
The drinks are cheap too!

Lance
PS: Didn't catch Ollie and Olive's surnames.

1 comment :

Lance said...

I've since learned the vocalist is Olive Rudd - presumably Alan Rudd's missis.
If you're out there Ollie ...

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