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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.

Monday, April 08, 2013

GIJF Day 3: Afternoon Jazz

(Review by Russell)
The concourse at the Sage Gateshead boasts picturesque views of the Tyne, its bridges and the city of Newcastle over on the north bank. The platform offered free events throughout the weekend spanning the one hundred years’ history of the music celebrated at the 2013 Gateshead International Jazz Festival. 

The concert hall performers competed for the attention of the jazz audience but some of the free to all performances were a ‘must hear’. One such was the set by James Birkett and Bradley Johnston. Two guitarists, a generation apart, as one as exponents of the finest in jazz guitar. Johnston, the student player, took the lead on one tune after another. A half hour set flew by - Wave, Chicken a la Swing, Farmer’s Trust, Nuages, Spain - with the younger man on top form as soloist and rhythm maker. Dr Birkett clearly enjoyed working with Johnston and there was, perhaps, justifiable pride in hearing his protégé perform with distinction.         
Russell. 

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