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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.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Zoe Gilby - Splinter @ The Bridge

Zoe Gilby (vcl), Mark Williams (gtr), Graham Hardy (tpt), Andy Champion (bs), Richard Brown (dms).
I've heard Zoe many times over the past couple of years. Sometimes she was good, other times she was very good but tonight - tonight she was triple triple very good!
The voice, the stage presence, the rapport with the audience and, most importantly, the empathy with her fellow musicians all seems to have come together resulting in a performance worthy of Hall One at The Sage although I think the intimate atmosphere in the upper room at The Bridge is near perfect for her hands on approach.
The gig being part of Zoe's promotional tour it wasn't surprising that most of the songs came from the recently released Looking Glass CD and every one was a gem.
From the opening No More Blues to the final, up-tempo, That Old Black Magic the feelgood factor was there. Time After Time, May I Come In, the Champion/Gilby composition Your Words were some of the others that were all done to perfection.
The band were with her all the way - Mark Williams, cool and laid back, Andy rock solid, Richard Brown swinging things along...
Then there was Graham Hardy!
Depping for Noel Dennis, Graham played some of the most imaginative trumpet I've heard in recent times. His own band, Horn Dogs, are next week's featured group at The Bridge

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