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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).


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 Tuesday May 21



Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.


Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jazz at the Lit and Phil.

After a recent meeting with Claire Delamore regarding the possibilities of incorporating some jazz into the Lit and Phil's calender of events we talked about the library's extensive music collection and the amount of jazz it contained. As a result, Claire sent the following which I am sure is of interest to North-east jazz enthusiasts.
The Literary and Philosophical Society (Lit & Phil) in Newcastle is the largest independent library outside London and its music collection is one of the most extensive in the North East, with over 7,000 CDs covering jazz, folk and classical music, as well as DVDs, CD-ROM sheet music, LPs, 78s, and around 6,000 scores and miniature scores.
Our CD collection covers all the jazz genres, including music by Art Blakey, Ronnie Scott, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker, Curios, Liane Carroll, Jan Garbarek, Matthew Shipp and many, many others.
Why not call in to browse the collections?
We're open to all and our city-centre location makes us easy to get to - we're just a couple of minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station.
For the latest additions to the CD/DVD collection and other information, visit our website at or contact the Lit & Phil Library, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE, Tel: (0191) 2320192, Email:
Our friendly staff will be happy to help with any enquiries.
Claire Delamore
(Music Librarian)

1 comment :

Angela J Elliott said...

How about a jazz poetry event? Libraries are our speciality!

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