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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.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

"Quiet Nights" at the Chilli.

Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Barry Ashcroft (pno), Jim Crinson (bs), Eric Stutt (dms). Plus; Mark Williams (gtr), Darren Grainger (alt).
Last weeks momentous session was always going to be a tough act to follow but, nevertheless, despite a minimal audience - perhaps they've taken an early Easter vacation - there were moments to treasure. Dave, with just piano, bass and drums, got things moving on a, by Dave's standards, relatively straight vocal on "Falling In Love With Love" as well as one of his trademark tightly muted trumpet solo's. My personal preference is for Dave blowing in the quartet format - a bit like early Miles.
Things began to jump a little in the second set with the arrival of Darren and Mark both of whom scored bonus points on "Bluesette" that most endearing of jazz waltzes. The small audience made for an intimate atmosphere with much repartee passed between musician and listener.
"Masquerade" bore little resemblance to the famous version by The Carpenters. A vocal from Dave, some blistering alto from Darren as well as solid bass from Jim and a few from Barry, set the scene for Mark to unleash the mother of all invention as he soared into orbit.
Not such a bad night after all!
Lance.

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