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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 Sunday May 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar - Blyth Battery, The Links, Blyth NE24 3PQ. 10:00am-4:00pm. Free. 'Blyth Battery Goes to War Weekend'.

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free. Jam session with house trio (James Harrison, piano).

Blues

Memphis Cruisers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Archie Brown & the Young Bucks - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Sue Ferris Quintet - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Philip Clouts Quartet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £10.00 (£7.00 student).

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

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Keith Tippett & Aki Takase @ King's Hall, Newcastle.

Keith Tippett and Aki Takase played a forty five minute improvised set seated at Newcastle University's Steinway pianos. Pianos, prepared, took a hammering from Takase and the light-fingered Tippett offered a welcome contrast.
Takase demonstrates sustained attack with dazzling technique and this afternoon her keyboard partner Tippett revealed an English pastoral approach at times deploying a harpsichord like sound.
Takase possesses a formidable left hand (and a forearm smash!) and both players made use of the usual assortment of wood blocks and, in Takase's case, a shimmering silver platter and table tennis balls - of which one or two were playfully thrown into Tippett's open piano strings (wake up Keith!).
The duo can be heard tonight at Gateshead Old Town Hall in Mujician and trio format with Tony Levin.
Russell

3 comments :

Steve Finnell said...

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Lance said...

Is that a Finnell invitation? If so, to which blog am I invited to follow?

George Milburn said...

I missed the silver platter Russell - no sushi you see - and the table tennis; well, I had me eyes closed didn't I!

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