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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 Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Gig preview: Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio @ The Sage Gateshead May 24

(Preview by Russell).
Badbone man Dennis Rollins is a busy man with a busy schedule. The trombone funk master stops-off in Gateshead later this week with his Velocity Trio. The band features Rollins with Hammond star Ross Stanley and the sensational young Portuguese drummer Pedro Segundo
Rollins boasts an impressive pedigree; early recognition came as a member of the famed Doncaster Youth Jazz Association which led to an offer from Bill Ashton to continue his jazz education in the ranks of the institution that is the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Rollins’ jazz funk approach led to professional engagements with the seminal big band outfit Jazz Warriors, UK superstar Courtney Pine (a recent and frequent visitor to The Sage Gatesehead), a see-the-world tour with Jamiroquai, funking it up with funksters US3, soul jazz funksters the Brand New Heavies and by no means least his on-going association with the one and only Maceo Parker.
 
Rollins’ regular outfit Badbone & Co. has toured for many years to great acclaim and the Velocity Trio’s date at The Sage – Thursday 24 May – promises to be a storming set of high energy jazz grooves. Hammond virtuoso Ross Stanley is sure to give it the Jimmy McGriff/Jimmy Smith treatment and then some. Pairing him with Rollins’ tireless pedals-and-effects big ‘bone riffs just about guarantees that the joint (Hall Two) will be jumpin’. The presence of drummer Pedro Segundo threatens to take it off the scale. The London-based Portugese’s polyrhythmic mayhem is set to be the talk of the town. This is your chance to ‘get on down’ with Badbone Man Dennis Rollins. He is unlikely to be back anytime soon because from The Sage Gateshead he heads up the A1 to tour across Scotland and beyond that he gets to work once again with Maceo Parker touring Europe throughout the summer months. Your jazz summer begins this Thursday – Hall Two, The Sage at 8:00 pm.
Russell

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