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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.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Adam Bishop Quartet at The Cluny

Four musicians of undoubted ability, indeed I would go so far as to say that Jim Hart is probably the best vibes player currently around. Despite that, I couldn't really get into the band as a whole - sum of the parts and all that jazz.
Perhaps the trouble lay in the original material. Nothing wrong with original compositions if they are pieces you can latch onto without too much effort. Tonight, the latching on to was difficult. Maybe part of me was longing to be outside enjoying the rare summer's evening whilst sipping Ouzo on the Ouseburn. Whatever, I found my concentration drifting when Hart wasn't soloing even though Aussie Adam did have some good moments and the rhythm section of Larry Bartley (bs) and Shaney Forbes (dms) were as free or as tight as the music decreed.
Disappointing but I'm sure the fault was as much mine as theirs.
Earlier, a short set by the Paul Edis Trio consisted of three "originals" written by Paul that were easier to come to terms with; possibly because I'm more familiar with his work or perhaps it was because he was on first. Someone sitting in my company said wistfully during the second set by the headliners - "Oh for just one standard."
Not entirely my sentiments, but I knew how he felt.

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