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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 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar - Blyth Battery, The Links, Blyth NE24 3PQ. 10:00am-4:00pm. Free. 'Blyth Battery Goes to War Weekend'.

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.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

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

Blues

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

Archie Brown & the Young Bucks - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Sue Ferris Quintet - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Philip Clouts Quartet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £10.00 (£7.00 student).

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

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Virtuoso Trio at the Highfield Hotel.

Jim Birkett (gtr), George McDonald (clt), Pete Stuart (bs).
An exquisite vignette - chamber jazz at its best. This was an evening of Benny Goodman that proved the 'King of Swing's' legacy is in safe hands with George McDonald who displayed a facility befitting of a monarch. No mind-blowing, ear-bending experimentation, just straight down the middle swing with a couple of 'sexy' (George's description) bossa novas thrown into the mix.
"Airmail Special", "Flying Home", "Memories of You", "Somebody Loves Me", "In a Mellow Tone", "Margie", "My Blue Heaven", "Wave", "One Note Samba" and the appropriately named "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing", were just some of the delights.
On guitar, Jim Birkett played an updated Charlie Christian role to perfection despite being hampered (hampered? It didn't show) by a recent injury to his fingers.
Pete Stuart, quiet, unobtrusive and melodic had some deft interplay with George in, I think, "Georgia on my Mind".
Pleased to note a few extra faces from Tyneside which just goes to show that it is possible to get to East Rainton without a guide and a team of native bearers.
Lance.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Looks as if us Ashingtonians are in for a good night next week!!

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