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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 Thursday May 23

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Elina Duni + Trio FCT - Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £10.00. & £8.00.

Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Dave Archbold (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

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

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Good-Time Jazz on Good Friday - Russell.

Vieux Carre Jazzmen @ The Avalon Hotel, Whitley Bay.
Brian Bennett (banjo & vocals), Fred Rowe (trumpet & vocals), Lawrence McBriarty (trombone), Fred Thompson (drums & vocals), Jim McBriarty (tenor & clarinet).
The first set started as a quintet - Jim McBriarty was caught in an 'Artie Shaw' (Traffic Jam) near the Tyne Tunnel - with familiar tunes from the band's burgeoning pad.; ''I Can't Give You Anything But Love'' followed by ''Darktown Strutters' Ball" with vocal duties shared by Thompson and Rowe.
McBriety Minor arrived as ''Yellow Dog Blues'' proved once again to be a particularly good vehicle for the ensemble, topped off by an object lesson in economical soloing by Fred Rowe.
I had just purchased a pint of Mordue's ''Avalon'' when MC Mr. Bennett announced to the appreciative audience that the next number was to be ''Avalon.'' I thought, I'll drink to that, and duly did! The first set drew to a close with the rouser that is ''Alexander's Ragtime Band."
The busy north east coast jazz scene meant a swift exit and a Metro along the Tyne Riviera to North Shields...
Rendezvous Quintet @ The Porthole, North Shields.
Maureen Hall (vocals), Brian Chester (trombone), Barry Soulsby (clarinet & vocals), Roy Gibson (keyboards), Paul Bacon (drums).
I arrived in time for the second set of Maureen's regular Friday residency and, a pint of Allendale's ''Curlew's Return'' in hand, I had the dubious pleasure of being 'entertained' by a jazz Easter bonnet parade! Pretty bonnets, pretty women marching in time around the Porthole to the sounds of Barry Soulsby's clarinet. A disconcerting moment was a male participant wandering around with a ''hankie on his heed'' telling me as he passed by ''divin't say nowt''. A translation from the Geordie is available upon request. The jazz resumed, thankfully, with ''It Had To Be You'' and a Maureen Hall favourite, ''It's a Sin to Tell a Lie''.
Well, it was Good Friday, so I guess I'll forgive the fun and frolics. Next week - jazz !
Russell.

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