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Aubrey Logan: "I chose trombone because trombone just kicks my ass, and I needed to do something that was hard" - (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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Life Goes To a Punch-up

The 1971 prize fight for the World Heavyweight Championship between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali must have been quite a swinging affair. It was billed as “The Fight of the Century” and, to get as close as possible to the bloody action in Madison Square Gardens, Frank Sinatra worked as a photographer for Life Magazine. Nancy Wilson was there, Streisand; just about everyone who’d Lullabyed in Rhythm was there. A billion others watched around the world. In the pre-fight hype, Frazier announced that he had booked Count Basie's band for the post fight party. Ali countered by saying that he had booked Duke Ellington for his victory party. Basie got the gig after 15 bruising rounds although Duke won the two return bouts.

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