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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.

Monday, September 22, 2008

A Night of Free Improvisation at the Side Café

I'm not sure what to say about tonight so I'll say nothing. The musicians involved - Andy Champion (bs), Graeme Wilson (saxes), Paul Edis (pno/flute) and Richard Brown (dms) are, without doubt, players of the highest calibre and I've enjoyed listening to them on many occasions but, apart from isolated moments, tonight it all went over my head. I'm sure the fault is mine and perhaps one day I'll catch up - I can recall when I never cared much for the "music" of John Cage but now? I loathe it.
Normal service was resumed at the end of the set when Roly Veitch sat in on guitar along with David Carnegie (he's still here folks) on drums for a boppy chart that was more to my taste. Graeme, who'd earlier played baritone as well as a Conn underslung alto, blew gutsy tenor and Paul surprised with some delicate flute work.

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