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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.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Santa's Last Stand - Celebrations at Ned Kelly's.

Peping Ceriaco (tpt); Colin Aitchison (tmb/teapot); Franco Valussi (ten/clt); Aki Espiritu (gtr/pno/bjo); Joselita Garcia (bs); Robert Flores (dms); + Tom Cord (dms); Danny Diaz (vcl); Neville Sarony (vcl/pno); Bert Amparado (tpt)..
(Review by Lance).
Colin Aitchison has kept us up to date with the Hong Kong jazz scene and in particular Ned Kelly's Last Stand - the bar in Kowloon where he has led the China Coast Jazzmen for the past 15 years.
This live broadcast celebrated the club's 40th anniversary as well as the 25th anniversary of the Operation Santa Claus charity appeal.
The recording balance isn't good but the enthusiasm bursts through and what local band wouldn't die for an audience like this?!
Weary Blues, High Society, Black and White Rag (guitar feature), Georgia on my Mind (vocal by Colin), Golden Wedding (clarinet feature), Our Love is Here to Stay (Danny Diaz vocal). 
Neville Sarony, son of 30's entertainer, actor and novelty songwriter Leslie Sarony, detailed the history of Ned's in song. Most amusing as he recalled past musicians who'd played there including tenorist Red Price.
Everybody Loves My Baby featured Tom Cord on drums whilst The World is Waiting For The Sunrise had an extended banjo intro before the horns soloed.
The atmosphere was so good I could almost taste it!
Shame Ashley Rd., Kowloon, isn't on the number 27 bus route.
Listen Here.
Lance.

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