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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, March 30, 2009

Zoe Gilby Band at The Side Café

Zoe Gilby (vcl), Mark Williams (gtr), Andy Champion (bs), Richard Brown (dms).
After the sparse attendances of the past few weeks it was heartening to have such a good turn out tonight. Shame it had to be the last one - at least on a regular basis.
After a few initial balance problems the band settled down into a nice groove albeit with perhaps a little too much reverb/echo on both guitar and vocals. Zoe, profiting from some woman to woman advice from Sheila Jordan at Gateshead Jazz Festival, brought new life into "The Man I Love". There were other delights - "You Turned The Tables On Me", "A Weaver of Dreams", "You've Changed" as well as her perennial favourites, "One Note Samba", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", "When Lights Are Low". With good solos from Mark, Andy and Richard I even enjoyed "Caravan".
In the jam that folowed, Andy and Richard were joined by Tom Dibb (gtr) and Rob Brockwell (pno). This was a rare appearance by Tom without his legendary hat and I'm pleased to say it didn't effect his playing. They did "Miss Jones" - I'm sure you've met her - and Rob played as if he'd known her all his life.
Tom, incidentally, plays the Highfield Hotel, East Rainton this coming Sunday.
Lance.

1 comment :

Roly said...

Yes good stuff. And well done Paul for arranging all these Side Cafe sessions. Hope it can all continue somehow.
Roly

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