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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.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Mick Shoulder Quintet at the Side Cafe

Hard bop originals reminiscent of those early Blue Note sessions by Lee Morgan and Art Blakey, interspersed with freer, Return To Forever type material, made this a fitting finale to the NEJC's first season of Monday nights at the Side (back again in September).
In the frontline, the two Graemes; actually one Graeme (Wilson) and one Graham (Hardy) blew some blistering solos and read the tricky unison theme of Horace Silver's "Swingin The Samba" without mishap. Leader Mick was as solid as ever whilst Adrian Tilbrook drummed up a storm that may have been, on occasion, at odds with Billy Higgins' dictum! (see earlier posting).
Paul Edis was his usual unflapable self - how can anyone be that cool? Paul played what was, for me, the solo of the night on his own,"The Boss".
All I can say is; "Come September" but don't forget there is also Sunday's all-dayer (bring a cushion) to look forward to.

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