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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.

Friday, May 11, 2012

CD Review: Nicky Schrire - Freedom Flight.

Nicky Schrire (vcl); Nick Paul (pno); Sam Anning (bs); Jake Goldback(dms/perc); + Paul Jones (ten on 2 tracks); Jay Rattman (clt on 2 tracks); Brian Adler (perc 1 track); Peter Eldridge (pno 1 track, vcls 1 track).
(Review by Lance).
London born, South Africa raised resident of New York City Schrire (pronounced Shruy-er) displays elements of all three countries in this her début CD.
Opening up with the title number that segues into the Beatles Blackbird - yes that tune's turned up again - her British roots are catered for and South Africa is represented by Jo'burg based Carlo Mombelli's Me, the Mango Picker. Stateside material is provided by Lerner and Lowe's If Ever I Should Leave You, Dylan's Don't Think Twice, It's All Right and several others including some compositions of her own.
It's not an easy voice to pigeon-hole which speaks volumes for her originality. It is however, without doubt, a voice I'd list under jazz even though the choice of tunes is far removed from most vocalists' repertoire. Schrire seemingly effortlessly, and frequently wordlessly, gets to the heart of each number stripping it bare and re-shaping it into something new.
Listen also to Paul Jones' tenor solo on the aforementioned Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - it sure is!
To find out more go to www.nickyschrire.com  or check out YouTube.
Nicky Schrire: Freedom Flight. Circavision ProductionsCDP884-2 is set for release on May 22, 2012.
A special album release concert will take place at Cornelia St., Café, NYC at 8:30pm on June 6.
Lance.

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