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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 Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mick Shoulder/Graeme Wilson Quartet - Side Café

A pleasant evening of 'lesser known' standards although they probably weren't that lesser known. Nevertheless, it was nice to hear numbers like "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan" with punchy solos from Graeme on tenor, Mick on bass and Paul Edis on piano. The Billy Strayhorn classic "Lush Life" was imaginative and "Johnny Come Lately", also by Strayhorn, really got things moving.
"All The Way" may have been better suited to alto or else scored in a different key. However, a minor quibble and the guys got by ok. "If I Had You" had a nice easy lilt to it whilst "My Heart Stood Still" and "You and the Night and the Music" were swingers, powered along by Tim Johnstone on drums.
Musically excellent but, like the Chillingham last week, no discernible heating and not many bodies in the room to snuggle up to.

1 comment :

Liz said...

aw! loved the last bit...not many bodies to snuggle up to....well Lance as you & I know you can't have the toffee and the ha'penny!

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