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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 Saturday May 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, Dovecote St., Amble NE65 0DX. 12:00pm - 3:00pm (music from 1:00pm). £10.00. See poster for more details.

Sax on the Tyne, St George's Church Hall, St George's Close, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2TF. 5:00-7:00pm. Free (donations). A Jesmond Community Festival event.

Evening

Baghdaddies - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 6:00pm. £10.00. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Lady & the Jazz Tramps - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Radio Pensacola Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Friday, November 27, 2009

Chilli Road Band in Concert.

Prior to the gig at The Fell I myself had a gig with the Chilli Road Band. This was an end of term concert for the pupils of the local school and was a fun evening - particularly for those with school connections which several of the band have.
Prior to the band playing, Kate, one of the trumpet players, compered and coralled the children on stage to perform their songs, solos, dances etc.
There were times when even a hardboiled cynic like me (my wife's description) was close to tears watching the youngsters do their thing - singing, dancing, playing violin, guitar etc. It didn't matter whether they were good bad or indifferent what stood out was the sincerity with which they put their heart and soul into it - X-Factor look out in ten/twenty years time. Unfair to single anyone out however, I was taken by the very young girl who sang "Over The Rainbow" totally unaccompanied. She took a strange direction in the middle eight yet managed to find her way back to base in the last eight something one or two adults of my acquaintance probably couldn't manage!
The band came on and did their set and to my ears sounded even better than at the Baltic probably because of the indoor accoustics.
Some photos have arrived from trumpet player Steve Nash of the Baltic gig.
Lance.

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