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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.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Calling Signals + MacDonald & Stakenas @ The Bridge Hotel.

Tonight we were spoilt for choice. Alison Moyet at The Sage, Horn Dogs at the Tyneside Irish Centre, Bob Caswell at Blaydon or Calling Signals + MacDonald and Stakenas at The Bridge.
Having recently re-joined the Jazz North East Committee I felt duty-bound to attend the latter event.
Hopefully, Russell will give us his take on the gig as it was totally beyond my comprehension.
If it hadn't been for the audience sitting looking profound and deadly serious I'd have thought it was a comedy act.
The irony of it is that there were brief flashes that indicated these guys could really play. Unfortunately those brief flashes were rarely executed simultaneously ('executed' how strangely appropriate that word seems...)
No, I'm afraid this parade has passed me by - does anyone have the number for the Jazz Police?

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