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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, September 26, 2011

World Service Project & Synkoke @ Star & Shadow Cinema. 21st Septermber

WSP: Dave Morecroft (keyboards), Conor Chaplin (electric bass), Neil Blandford (drums), Tim Ower (saxophones) & Raphael Clarkson (trombone)
Synkoke: Kristian Harnes (keyboards), Ellen Andrea Wang (electric bass), Kurt Andre Aase (drums), Erik Nerheim (soprano saxophone), Ole Adland (guitar)
Pianist Dave Morecroft's World Service Project impressed at Splinter @ The Bridge last year and this return visit to Newcastle at the Star & Shadow Cinema was as a double bill with Norway's Synkoke. A motorway accident en route to Newcastle resulted in band members hastily booking a hire car and making Newcastle in time for a slightly delayed start. Musicians and instruments were unscathed, the vehicle...that was another matter. Synkoke struck a pose and determinedly stuck to it. A groove, at times trance-like, with sledge hammer drumming and soprano sax (a similar approach to that of Polar Bear's Mark Lockheart) dominated the performance. WSP offered leftfield tunes with a humourous streak running through them. Trombonist Raphael Clarkson caught the ear with some inventive lines and a big sound to boot. The evening concluded with a two-band mash-up; ten musicians blowing for all they were worth, smiles all round. 
Russell

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