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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.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Julian Siegel w. Paul Edis Trio. Highfield Hotel, East Rainton

Julian Siegel (ten/sop), Paul Edis (pno), Mick Shoulder (bs), Adam Sinclair (dms).
This was right up my alley - Allen Eager's too if he'd been alive!
A generous mixture of bop classics ("Moose the Mooche", "Sandu" and a frenetic "Hot House" - played as an encore). Ballads that avoided undue sentimentality ("My One and Only Love", "Yesterdays", We'll Be Together Again"). Freddy Hubbard's delightful waltz "Up Jumped Spring" and Charles Lloyd's Monkish "Sweet Georgia Bright" made for an evening of musical magic.
Although Julian Siegel sailed through the standard changes with ease he did it in such a contemporary manner that even "You and the Night and the Music" sounded as if it could have been written late yesterday afternoon.
Behind him, the Paul Edis Trio were, quite simply, The Paul Edis Trio which translated means as good a trio for this type of gig as you're likely to find anywhere east of Atlantic City.
For the Highfield Hotel it was a first and I'm pleased to say there was a respectable turnout. Not only was the music top class but I've been told that the Thai cuisine is also first rate.
Watch this space. Photos. More.
Lance

2 comments :

Roly said...

Smashing gig. Very nice venue.
Well done the trio giving great backing to a top class tenor player.
Hope they do more there.
Roly

russell said...

Hi Lance

I can do no more than echo your thoughts and those of Roly.A top tenor player whose musical compadres on the evening were more than up to it.Adam showed great invention,Mick,as always,did a sterling job and Paul was full of ideas (as always !).

Full marks to all concerned on putting on the gig - here's hoping it won't be the last at the Highfield Hotel.

Russell

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