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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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Moss Project: Short Stories @ Lit & Phil. October 29

Moss Freed (guitar), Alice Zawadzki (violin & vocals), Ruth Goller (electric bass), Marek Dorcik (drums) & James Miller (readings)
The Literary and Philosophical Society seemed the perfect place to stage the event. An event combining literature and music couldn't fail to draw a large audience. It didn't quite work out like that. Did the project deter the non-jazz loving literary type? Was the jazzer dissuaded by the promise of ‘readings’? Perhaps the occasion didn't quite connect with either persuasion; not enough jazz, not enough literature. 
Guitarist Moss Freed took as his inspiration the work of six writers to produce compositions for his quartet. One of the writers - James Miller – joined the musicians in the library’s Loftus Room to read passages from each of the writers including his own work. Freed’s guitar and Alice Zawadzki’s violin and voice worked in unison as Ruth Goller’s subtle bass lines peppered percussionist Marek Dorcik’s featherweight brush work. Chamber jazz, folk melodies and Zawadzki’s resonant violin responded to Miller’s measured readings. A CD – What Do You See When You Close Your Eyes? -  is to be released in early 2013 on the Babel label. For the record the featured writers are Naomi Alderman, Hanan al Shaykh, Joe Dunthorne, Colum McCann, James MillerLawrence and James Miller.
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