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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 Monday May 27

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12:00 - 3:00pm. Free.

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

Tyne Valley Big Band - Bywell Hall, Bywell, near Stocksfield NE43 7AB. £15.00. (concs. £14.00., child £5.00., £35.00. family). 2:00-4:00pm. A Northumberland County Show (all day) event.

Evening

Ruby Turner - Whitley Bay Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1LZ. Tel: 0844 248 1588. 7:30pm. £28.80. A Mouth of the Tyne event.

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

Monday, December 07, 2009

More from Sunday's 'Jazzathon'

Sunday's Jazz Action Jazzathon was dedicated to Chris Yates, Secretary of Jazz North East, who died suddenly, little over a week before this, the launch event of a new weekly Sunday evening gig.
Chris knew many of the musicians performing during the ten hours of music and he would have loved to have heard them at a very well attended event.
Splinter Group, a 'splinter group' formed from Voice of the North, played the opening set and much of the material was familiar. It is good to report that a top class band in the region has instantly recognisable numbers in the pad. John Warren's work was represented and Paul Edis' 'For Bill' was a sensitive, lovingly crafted tune in homage to Bill Evans.
HCW (Pictured - John Hirst, Edd Carr & Christos Worsley) is drummer John Hirst's band yet it was guitarist Carr who was the focal point in this trio. Carr has beautiful feel, timing and craft in his construction of a solo. Electric bassist Worsley is, refreshingly, not overly concerned with being a Jaco Wannabee. He has his own sound and as with Hirst is intent on ensuring the group dynamic is to the fore.
ACV (Andy Champion's monster vehicle) is a treat. Champion, Tilbrook, Edis, Williams and Wilson are, collectively, ACV. The best in the business, assembled to play Mr.C's material, are soon to release a CD - buy it - it will be worth every penny. Loud, punk - jazz. Recommended. Saxophonics (Keith Robinson - alto, Steve Summers - alto, Graeme Wilson - tenor, Niall Armstrong - baritone) are a saxophone quartet as good as any you will hear. Bobby Watson's material and a tune from his 29th Street comrade Ed Jackson featured in the set list together with Graeme Wilson's tunes and arrangements. Saxophonics are as good as their US counterparts. Again, recommended.
The day drew to a close with hard bop outfit Alter Ego roaring along. A good way to go out.
Russell

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