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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 Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

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).

Evening

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

Blues

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.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Bob Caswell + Blaydon Jazz Trio - 10/12/09

A freezing fog and late change of date for this gig contrived to reduce audience numbers but those that braved the fog were rewarded with a real treat. I have heard Bob sing several times now over recent years and can say he was on absolutely outstanding form this evening. Bob is a veteran of the dance band and big band era but equally at home in intimate cabaret type ‘trio + singer’ format. His delivery at times powerful, then tender – great breath control, diction etc.– he is an absolute pro. He waltzed effortlessly through a great selection of songbook classics, highlights for me being Michel Legrand’s ‘What are you doing the rest of your life’ and ‘I will wait for you’, a rip roaring ‘Old Man River’ and a version of ‘Misty’ that shifted from up tempo to slow ballad with ease. Jeremy McMurray too was on top form handling accompaniment duties with aplomb as well as some fine solos and features for the trio. Ably supported by the legendary Pete Ayton on bass and the listening drummer, Billy Shield. This was one of those concerts where the players just threw caution to the wind and delivered up a memorable evening of jazz – the rapturous applause at the end testified to that. Roly

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