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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 26

Afternoon

Jazz

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.

More Jam - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

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

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 11:30am (street set) & 1:00pm stage set. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. Tel: 01325 788564. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Geordie Jazz Man - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 5:30pm. £10.00. Screening of Abbie Lewis’ documentary film about Keith Crombie & the Jazz Café.

Gavin Lee: Reg Wall's New Orleans Ragtime Band - Shotton Colliery Officials Club, Shotton Colliery DH6 2JS. 5:30pm.

Blues

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

Evening

Jazz

Back to Basics - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. Tel: 01325 245052. 6:15pm. Free. Set lists available, for details Facebook Darlington Jazz Club.

Federica Michisanti’s Trioness - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 260 3246. 8:15pm. £10.00 (£8.00 conc.). JNE.

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

Monday, October 04, 2010

Ladies of Jazz - Lockerbie Academy - Lockerbie Jazz Festival Saturday Afternoon Oct 2.

Angie King and Sue McHugh (vcl), Tom Finlay (pno), Brian Shiels (bs), Doug Hough (dms).
This was the Festival's Take Five - 23 concerts + 100 performers and 5 stages. Originally planned for the unfortunate Town Hall the event(s) were miraculously transported overnight to the Lockerbie Academy - the town's major seat of learning.
And indeed there was much learning to be done from the class acts that were on show.
After dropping in on a cross-section I eventually settled comfortably in the 'Jazz Café where the Ladies of Jazz were billed. In actual fact there were only 2 of the 3 ladies present but both of them were impressive.
Sue McHugh opened up the 'scatting' with Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and continued with That Old Feeling, Falling in Love With Someone, I Just Dropped By To Say Hello and Them There Eyes. This latter tune was an interesting re-working of the melody.
Angie King followed with Close Your Eyes, I've Grown Accustomed To His Face, So Nice To Come Home To, Skylark and So Nice. A new name to me but Angie is definitely one to look out for in the ever increasing number of female jazz divas appearing seemingly from 'Out of Nowhere'.
Just as I was preparing to leave who should I bump into but Herbie Hudson of Maine Street Jazzmen fame. It seems as though Roy Williams had arrived in Lockerbie with only half a trombone - he'd left the slide in London (as one does) and Herbie had provided Roy with his own instrument - of which I am now the custodian having agreed to transport it back to England.
Lance.

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