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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.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

RIP Billy Barnes

Billy Barnes may not be a name that is over familiar to jazz fans but it should be! Barnes composed the title track for the immortal June Christy album Something Cool. A charismatic piece that tells the story of a woman bending the ear of a stranger in a bar whilst drinking "Something Cool." Its enigmatic - has she really fallen so far from grace, or does she just have a drink infused imagination?
Whatever, the song is one powerful item
Barnes also wrote Have I Stayed Too Long at the Fair? for Barbra Streisand.
Billy Barnes died on Sept. 25 aged 85.
Obituary.
Lance.

1 comment :

Liz said...

I love Barbra singing that number, well I love her singing any number!
Liz

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