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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 Monday May 20



Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.



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Friday, October 16, 2009

New Century Ragtime Orchestra - Jazz at the Fell.

Jim McBriarty, Gavin Lee, Steve Andrews (reeds), Caroline Irwin, ? , (cor), Neville Hartley (tmb), ? (vln), Phil Rutherford (sousa), Keith Stephen (bjo/gtr), Pete Soulsby (dms).
Liverpool play Sunderland tomorrow without Stephen Gerrard. The New Century Ragtime Orchestra played Jazz at the Fell tonight without Caroline's cheerful chirping.
Our Fair Lady was recuperating from a sore throat and, as such, her activities were restricted to blowing second cornet.
Truly disappointing. However, troupers that they are, the Centurians still gave a fine performance of hot dance music from in and around the First World War.
Jimmy Mac supplied most of the vocals, including a spirited rendition of "Putting on the Ritz". Jim also played clarinet, alto and baritone. "Doing the new Lowdown" was another peppy number with an Hawkinsian solo from Steve that inspired the dancers to take to the floor.
It has to be said that, when it comes to dancing, The Fell outshines any of its peers. Apart from Mr and Mrs Pollard who are inevitably at the centre of any light fantastic tripping there was another couple who, I swear heavens to Betsy, were doing the Turkey Trot!
I can't criticise this band. It is what it is and it probably does it as good as if not better than any other band playing in this style. NCRO I take off my dark brown derby to you. Caroline, the Gee's Linctus is on me.
The moral of tonight's gig? Sunderland - don't take Liverpool, without Gerrard or t'other fellow, for granted.

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