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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 Monday May 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

More on Nigel Stanger

I'm currently reading "The Jazz Anthology" by the late Miles Kington - an occasional writer on things jazzy for Punch and other publications.
He talks of his days at Oxford and a summer spent playing bass in a trio in a Spanish bar.
...The other two were also students, Nigel Stanger on piano and Mike Hollis on drums, and we played in a small bar belonging to Jesus Tamborero, a very charming property developer who persuaded English people to buy villas he had built which fell down three days after the contracts had been signed, and who took them to this bar to soften them up for the purchase...
Kington goes on to say, (in 1992) that Nigel was (and is) a very good pianist and our fame spread narrowly... I wonder if Mike Hollis was any relation to Andy Hollis who played trumpet and flute alongside Nigel in the Newcastle Big Band?
Lance.

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