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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 Saturday May 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, Dovecote St., Amble NE65 0DX. 12:00pm - 3:00pm (music from 1:00pm). £10.00. See poster for more details.

Sax on the Tyne, St George's Church Hall, St George's Close, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2TF. 5:00-7:00pm. Free (donations). A Jesmond Community Festival event.

Evening

Baghdaddies - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 6:00pm. £10.00. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Lady & the Jazz Tramps - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Radio Pensacola Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's. Plus CD review.

Olive Rudd (vcl); Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Jim McBriarty (alt/clt/vcl); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms). 
A routine afternoon with the gang blowing their pleasing mix of Dixie/small band swing that never fails to entertain. However, rather than repeat the plaudits I've been handing out over the past couple of years I thought I'd draw attention to the band's latest CD.
I say "The Band's" but in fact it's a compilation of Olive Rudd's vocals from their previous CDs.
Olive has an earthy sound that lies comfortably between the blues mama and the sophisticated cabaret artist and she carries it off well.
Tin Roof Blues and Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out are examples of the former whilst I Wished on the Moon and Howdya Like To Love Me? lean towards the supper room crowd.
In between and amidst it all the Maine Street gang blow some great jazz with Ray Harley's trumpet adding to the above guys. but, these are recordings spread over the last year so, on some tracks, we have Malcolm Armstrong booting it along on keys whilst others have Ian Hetherington on drums. Jimmy Mack and Herbie chip in from Inspiration Point making this an ideal example of Olive and the band.
You don't need a mortgage either - £6 from the band at gigs or via the band's website.
Lance.
PS:Getting back to the actual gig Herbie sang A Wink and a Smile from Sleepless in Seattle. A Harry Connick jnr. number that always knocks me out.

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