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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).

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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.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

The Song Is Ended But...

In an earlier post, Liz bemoaned the closing down of 'The Jazz' on DAB radio. Well, as I pointed out, although it has gone away on DAB - what's so special about DAB anyway? - it remains on cable and via PC/Classic FM although to access it via the latter medium requires greater cyberpatience than I have. On cable however, the presenters may have gone but the music lingers on.
Today I heard a beautiful version of 'Bewitched' by Paul Desmond and Jim Hall followed by, I think, Chet Baker singing 'Long Ago and Far Away' à la Roly Veitch - or should that be vice versa? Whatever, pure magic either way.
Mention of Roly prompts me to draw attention to his site which is linked further down the page. Roly refers to Becky Kilgore as his favourite singer and it would be difficult to disagree with him on that - Gwyneth Herbert not withstanding!
Check out Ms Kilgore singing 'You're a Lucky Guy' if you can find it.

1 comment :

Liz said...

Well, we haven't got Cable Lance,our friend has, but there is no commentary now with the music, and the classic FM jobby is on really late.
DAB is good because there is no interference no matter where it is placed(in my case kitchen window sill)I was reading that thejazz had really been on the increase for the listening public, and the writer said there was a lobby to try & get it back in some form or another.I wish...

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