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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 Friday May 24

Afternoon

Jazz

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Giles Strong Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Evening.

Blues/Soul/Funk

Dave Kelly & Christine Collister - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA . Tel: 03000 266 600. 8:00pm. £18.00.

The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

Groove-a-matics - Lindisfarne Club, West St., Wallsend NE28 8LG. Tel: 0191 262 4258. 9:00pm.

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

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Gavin Lee with Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Corner House by Russell

Brian Bennett (banjo & vocals), Lawrence McBriarty (trombone), Peter Wright (trumpet), Barry Soulsby (clarinet, alto sax & vocals), Brian Sibbald (double bass), Bill Shaw (drums) & guest Gavin Lee (clarinet & alto sax). The Vieux Carre's regular Monday night session was enhanced by the welcome presence of young clarinetist Gavin Lee and it was Lee who took the first feature on his other instrument - alto saxophone - on a swinging version of JC Higginbotham's ''Give Me Your Telephone Number'.
Defying the rain gods, the band continued with ''April Showers'' - an opportunity for Barry Soulsby to shine with his Al Jolson - like vocals. One of the great New Orleans spirituals ''Just a Closer Walk with Thee'' was played with due reverence and no little authenticity. A Fletcher Henderson number ''Far Away Blues'' followed. The set-closer ''Willie the Weeper '' saw Barry take the vocals. The interval raffle took second place to the legendary Vieux Carre free buffet. It proved to be excellent, indeed the best yet. Compliments to the Corner House staff. The raffle prizes having found homes other than this correspondent's, another pint of Guinness in hand, the second set commenced with the, standing room only, audience singing along to the oft - requested, ''When the Saints Go Marching In ''. Barry Soulsby's alto featured on '' The Girls Go Crazy By The Way I Walk ''. Soulsby was joined by Gavin Lee for a two-clarinet serving of '' Clarinet Marmalade''. The second spiritual of the evening ''Down by the Riverside '' drew good applause as did ''Apex Blues ''. Brian Bennett called time in the traditional manner - telling the audience it should be ''Goin' Home ''.
Russell.

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