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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 Sunday May 19



Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar - Blyth Battery, The Links, Blyth NE24 3PQ. 10:00am-4:00pm. Free. 'Blyth Battery Goes to War Weekend'.

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free. Jam session with house trio (James Harrison, piano).


Memphis Cruisers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Archie Brown & the Young Bucks - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.



Sue Ferris Quintet - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Philip Clouts Quartet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £10.00 (£7.00 student).

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

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Good Vibes at the Chilli

I set out for the Tyneside Irish Centre at Gallowgate and ended up at the Chilli Arms in Heaton--sounds like the opening lines to a blues song!
My intention was to hear Melanie O'Reilly who reportedly sings Celtic Jazz. However, for reasons too complicated to explain, although I got to within sight of its pearly gates, I had a last minute change of mind and so ended up at the Chilli.
This turned out to be a wise (weisser?) move as, unlike last week when frontliners were prominent by their absence, tonight as well as Dave W on trumpet, flugel and vox humana, we also had John Rowland on tenor, Darren Grainger on alto and Laurie Brown on vibes.
They were swinging like a well-oiled gate on "Jumping with Symphony Sid" when I arrived, and "Taking the A Train" when I left. Numbers in between included, a nice "Yardbird Suite", "Blue Skies", "Au Privave" and "Autumn Leaves".
As well as vibing, Laurie also took over the drum chair for a couple of numbers.
The penultimate number, "Moonglow" was perhaps the only let down being dragged out for a little too long; "Moonglow" was no "Picnic".
Apart from that an excellent night.

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