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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.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

RIP Danny Moss - RIP Campbell Burnap

I learned today of the deaths of two well known British musicians. DANNY MOSS (pictured left) was an outstanding tenor player with a big sound reminiscent of Ike Quebec. I first heard him with the Dankworth Band of the early 60s at Newcastle City Hall and his tone stood out against the paper thin sound of some of his contemporaries. He spent a period with Humph and later received an MBE although probably not for playing in Humph's band.
In 1964 he married singer Jeannie Lambe and I recall seeing them at a memorable Corner House session in 1981. The couple later moved to Austrailia where he died 0n 29 May 2008 aged 80.
I thought I'd never actually heard CAMPBELL BURNAP live until Chris Yates reminded me that the trombone player had been at the Corner House with Pat Halcox (see photo right) in the 1980s depping for Roy Williams. His playing graced many other traditional bands including Alan Elsdon, Alex Welsh, Acker Bilk and the Midnite Follies Orchestra. I remember him most for his work as a broadcaster; particularly on THEJAZZ. Indeed, his Sunday evening program was one of the highlights of that late lamented station. His choice of music was impeccable and for me at least; very listenable.
Pancreatic Cancer got him on 30 May 2008 aged 68.


May they both rest in peace

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