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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 Thursday May 23

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Elina Duni + Trio FCT - Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £10.00. & £8.00.

Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Dave Archbold (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

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

Saturday, July 12, 2008

MaMa & the Kids at Tynemouth

How many Swiss vibes players have you heard this week? Not many, I warrant. I thought I'd had my quota when I heard Raymond Graisier at Thursday's Benny Goodman concert where he brilliantly took on the mantle of Lionel Hampton.
M.Graisier turned up again today with the strangely named "MaMa & the Kids" not only vibing but also, drumming, washboarding and vocalising. Amazing!
He also duetted with the leader Levon who was also an excellent vibes player from Switzerland.
Jacques Ducrot blew alto and clarinet as well as playing drums when Graisier was on vibes. Pierre-Alain Marat, on guitar, also happened to be Levon's father. Henri Lemaire played bass.
A swingy band slightly more modern than the previous outfit.

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