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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).

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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.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jazz Café Jumps

I'd arranged to meet John Hedley in the Jazz Café to chat about the late Bobby Carr and other local legends. However, the band were short of a bass guitarist so guitarist John - himself a local legend - stepped in on the four stringer and wowed them all!
Nice one John - 'cept we never got to talk about Bobby!
There will be other times.
It was a good session with Lyndsay in great voice.
Angel Eyes - the archetypal saloon song according to Frank - somehow seems tailor made for the Jazz Café and Lyndsay does it justice. Likewise Willow Weep For Me just gets weepier and Ann decided it would be prefect for Ophelia's death scene in Hamlet (a compliment by the way Lyndsay!)
Very Thought of You (up tempo) didn't work for me but Deed I Do did - did it not!
Don Forbes was cool on trumpet, Pete Gilligan hot on piano - Elaine played violin that reached out and wound its strings around your heart. Nice sax work from Sarah - as always - whilst Eric kept it all together.
Oh yes and then there was Gaby! Gaby sung and swung Blackbird, Rhythm, and caressed Loverman like the lucky guy was there!
Lance.

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