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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).


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



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).


Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.


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.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's, South Shields.

Olive Rudd (vcl); Jim McBriarty (alt/clt/vcl); Iain MacAullay (tmb/vcl); George Richardson (keys); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms).
Herbie has, once again, hibernated to Turkey calling in as a replacement Iain of the unspellable first and second names - hopefully I've got it right!
The dep was in good form sliding his way around Somebody Loves Me both vocally and instrumentally. This is one of Gershwin's great songs  although the line that goes, "To every girl that passes me I shout hey maybe, you would like to be my loving baby?" makes me wonder what was the percentage success rate and did he ever get arrested for soliciting?
Olive too took advantage of Herbie's absence and rendered cracking versions of The Frim Fram Sauce and Tuxedo Junction.
Possibly the best instrumental number was Mambo Inn that made for a pleasant change - keep it in the pad.
Another good afternoon aided and abetted by Marston's Pedigree.

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