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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).


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



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).


Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.


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.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lee Young R.I.P

I had no idea that Lester Young's brother, Lee Young, was still alive, well of course he isn't now, but he did reach 94 which is a fair old innings for a jazzman of his era.
I never heard Lee live but I remember him from the early JATP records and with the King Cole Trio.
He died 31 July 2008 Los Angeles.
A more detailed obituary by Steve Voce appeared in Tuesday's "Independent" and I'm indebted to Russell of Jazz North East for drawing it to my attention.

1 comment :

Bill M said...

Herb Ellis was quoted on the BBC program "Jazz Score" as saying; "Lee Young, Lester's brother, plays excellent drums. He's also good at golf; he cheats a lot, but he's pretty good"

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