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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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

“2011 - a golden age for jazz?” - A Yorkshire view.

Why? There is so much more jazz going on than there has ever been, so many venues, bands, talented musicians in the North regions; in Leeds for example (besides us at Seven Arts) you have the Wardrobe, Spinoff, Assembly Rooms, Sela Bar, + new ventures at the Grove, Heart etc.
In Yorkshire you have fantastic clubs/festivals in Wakefield, Grimsby, Boston Spa, Scarborough, Bradford, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Hull, York, Hebden Bridge, Marsden to name only some. And what of all those new big bands that have burst on the scene?
The younger generation of baton wavers - James Hamilton, Kim Macari, Tommy Evans, Colin Byrne, the “veterans” Tony Faulkner and Ronnie Bottomley with their new big bands plus the youth bands such as the Leeds Jazz Rock Orchestra directed by Brendan Duffy and the Garforth Jazz Rock Orchestra directed by Dave Evans. And that is before you look at the community big bands like the North Leeds Jazz Orchestra and the Mike Booth Big Band (blog suggestion: “Are the Big Bands back?”…..) Anyway we run Seven Jazz at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton, Leeds and are in our fourth year now – it is a really friendly venue with good acoustics, food, drink and ambiance. This autumn we are pretty busy - 25 concerts (on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons) 15 workshops (on Fridays and Saturdays) and 3 jam sessions. Seven Jazz is run by voluntary promoters, our strapline is “quality accessible jazz”.
Steve Cropper.
Seven Jazz

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