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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 Sunday May 26

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

More Jam - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free. Jam session with house trio.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 11:30am (street set) & 1:00pm stage set. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. Tel: 01325 788564. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Geordie Jazz Man - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 5:30pm. £10.00. Screening of Abbie Lewis’ documentary film about Keith Crombie & the Jazz Café.

Gavin Lee: Reg Wall's New Orleans Ragtime Band - Shotton Colliery Officials Club, Shotton Colliery DH6 2JS. 5:30pm.

Blues

King Snake - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Back to Basics - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. Tel: 01325 245052. 6:15pm. Free. Set lists available, for details Facebook Darlington Jazz Club.

Federica Michisanti’s Trioness - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 260 3246. 8:15pm. £10.00 (£8.00 conc.). JNE.

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

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Paul Edis Sextet & Northumberland Tennis Club. Report by Russell.

Paul Edis (keyboards), Mick Shoulder (double bass), Dave Francis (drums), Graham Hardy (trumpet), Chris Hibbard (trombone), Graeme Wilson (tenor saxophone). Northumberland Tennis Club is the latest venue on the local jazz circuit. A well-appointed sports club with a jazz-loving chairman, it could well prove to be a long-term success.
At last night's gig (April 15)The Paul Edis Sextet served up a series of aces.
Clifford Brown's ''Joy Spring'' set the tone for the evening; relaxed, impeccable ensemble work. ''Not Like Me'', a Paul Edis original composition, was next on the set-list. The feel of it, at times, was that of the Jazz Crusaders. Chris Hibbard's measured approach was heard to great effect on ''Black Orpheus''. This was a sensitive reading of a beautiful tune. A Graeme Wilson composition ''Up Late'' was, perhaps, the highlight of the first set. Wilson's solos are always thoughtful and inventive and on this occasion the arrangement incorporated superb harmonies from his frontline partners Hardy & Hibbard. The first set having been wrapped up, the players eschewed the traditional tennis players' refreshment of Robinson's Barley Water in favour of Theakston's Best Bitter (it is a little known fact that Theakston's has isotonic properties essential for the gigging jazz athlete). The second set began with the band maintaining its form, despatching winners from every angle. Juan Tizol's ''Caravan'' was the perfect vehicle for trumpet ace Graham Hardy to deliver a volley of winning notes. Edis introduced a Donald Brown tune and in so doing gently chided the proprietor of this blog (Mr.L.Liddle) for not permitting any further entries into the Discs to Die For library of the classic ''Kind of Blue'' . Mr.Liddle was, I believe, across town at that other modernist's hangout; Take It To The Bridge @ The Chillingham. The proceedings drew to a close with another Edis tune ''Angular''. Having heard this number in trio format as a blistering workout, tonight's offering was a less driven effort, but no less effective. Game, set and match to the Paul Edis Sextet.
Russell.

1 comment :

cptfinch said...

Thanks for the report Russell. It was a shame the choice had to be made between this or Alan Glen Trio. Hopefully there won't be too many more clashes like this.

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