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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 Sunday May 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar - Blyth Battery, The Links, Blyth NE24 3PQ. 10:00am-4:00pm. Free. 'Blyth Battery Goes to War Weekend'.

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free. Jam session with house trio (James Harrison, piano).

Blues

Memphis Cruisers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Archie Brown & the Young Bucks - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Sue Ferris Quintet - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Philip Clouts Quartet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £10.00 (£7.00 student).

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

Friday, April 26, 2013

Katherine Stone Quartet/Jam Session - Star, Newcastle

Katherine Stone (vocals); Dean Stockdale (keys); Michael Robson ( bass guitar); Steve Doyle (drums)
(Review by Ann Alex)
This was a thoroughly enjoyable evening from a more than competent band and a singer with a rich, expressive voice and wonderfully clear diction.  The lady treated us to mostly standard material, sung with just the right amount of subtlety.  And as a bonus there were pleasant introductions to the songs, and then lots of encouragement for singers and players who wanted to be part of the jam session. 
 Besame Mucho opened the set, with the drummer using hands on the drums rather than sticks, and initiation for Michael Robson on guitar, as it was his first performance with the band.  Cheek To Cheek had some nifty work on keys, and My Heart belongs To Daddy gave us a wonderfully bombastic piano-concerto type ending, as suits an amusing song. After Spooky, quite a few romantic songs followed, Dance Me To The End Of Love; I Get A Kick Out Of You (cymbals and walking bass); The Way You Look Tonight; I Wish You Love.  Then came songs of freedom, with I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free; and Wade In The Water and even more freedom with a really swinging Route 66.  After The Road To Dreamland, the grateful audience demanded an encore, so we had a dose of That Old Black Magic.
Then came the jam which brought extra instrumentalists to the stage, in the form of Chris Finch on keys instead of Dean and John Rowland on tenor sax.  They joined the band to treat us to Cry Me A River and All The Things You Are.  Katherine was very encouraging to us singers who’d come from Lindsay Hannon’s Jazz singing class, so up we got.  It’s hard to comment on my own colleagues from the class, so let’s just say that we were well worth listening to! Jen Errington gave us Good Morning Heartache, I sang Bye Bye Blackbird, and Andria Moffett did No More Blues.  Lindsay herself rounded off a good night with Heaven, Dean back on keys and the band really letting rip.
Ann Alex

 




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