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

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thanks for The Memory

A section of memorabilia - Posters, Programmes, etc. has been expanded with material from Miles W, Colin A and myself added to items already supplied by Roly and Roy W.
It's fascinating stuff ranging from Dickie Valentine in panto to some mysterious 'Modernists From Blaydon Rhythm Club' (see picture). Perhaps Roly may be able to shed light on this latter group even though he was probably only about 5 at the time!
Lance

1 comment :

Roly said...

That 'modernists' at Blaydon is a new one on me but funnily enough, Ernie Graham, who comes to BJC often says jokingly; 'There has always been jazz activity in Blaydon'.
I don't know who they were but there is a good chance it involved my dad's younger brother Ron (Scone), a good jazz/club drummer. Ron was involved with the local jazz scene for many years but also worked part time as a club drummer, organised dances, etc. They had a group The Rhythmaires - Norman Fisher accdn/pno, Arthur Stobbs tnr, Arthur Luke tbn - can't remember the others. Just a small dance/jazz band. There was more pure jazz activity at The Railway Tavern in Blaydon (long demolished). That would be in the 50s. Knowing Ron, I think they would have played mainstream leaning to bop styles. Modern might have meant 'not trad'.
When I was a teenager, Uncle Ron tried to get me interested in jazz and to take some formal drum lessons but I had no interest at the time.

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