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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 Wednesday May 22



Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).


Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.


Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


...not at The Chilli anyhow. As well as Dave Weisser and the Take It to The Bridge gang it is also that night in the month when the ALAN GLEN TRIO make an appearance. The trio, Alan (piano), John Pope (bass) and David Carnegie (drums) are as good a trio as you will find in a long night's bop. Sheer class! The support by the resident TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE outfit is also PDG so tell me I'm dreaming when I say it's only £1 to get in.
If you do decide to literally take it to The Bridge (Hotel that is) DUOLOGY + 2 present an intriguing meeting of two great cities - New York and Sheffield. From 'The Apple', Ted Daniel (trumpet) and Michael Marcus (clarinet) whilst John Jasnoch (guitar and oud) and Charlie Collins (percussion) are the boys from Sheffield. This is a JNE On The Outside promotion.
Kick off 8:30 but get there soon as parking can be a problem as I found out last night!
£7/£4 for this one.
Down at the Causeway near Hartlepool, RUTH LAMBERT struts with the JEREMY McMURRAY QUARTET. If you live down that way, and some people do, this will be unmissable.
AND IT's FREE! Think I'll move to Hartlepool - then again...
New Orleansy types can probably get their fix at Springwell Village Hall where the RAE BROTHERS NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND usually play on Wednesdays. Ring to check (number in "Things To Come" box in side panel.)
There is also a whisper about a new session/workshop at The Swan, Heworth. I await more info on this one. The whisper has become LOUDER. The band is Ps Jazz and they countdown from 7 pm - 9 pm most Wednesdays. Further details from Mike Diggle or

1 comment :

Lance said...

Dropped into The Swan at Heworth en route to The Chilli.
A friendly group of enthusiasts playing good tunes who are in need of a trumpet player.
Aspiring brassmen apply via the addresses in the main post.

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