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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 Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sue Ferris and Paul Edis Trio @ The Cherry Tree, Jesmond.

Sue Ferris (ten/fl); Paul Edis (pno); Paul Susans (bs); Rob Walker (dms).
(Review by Lance)
A day at the office type gig and none the worse for that. All four musicians were relaxed and worked their way through a tried and tested selection of standards with a couple of jazz classics (Doxy, Blue Bossa) thrown in for good measure.
A nice swingy My Romance set the right groove followed by Taking a Chance on Love. Sue went into orbit on this one with a cracking solo. Just Squeeze Me, Doxy, Alice in Wonderland (on flute) and All the Things You Are to round off the first set.
Sue has a flowing lyricism to her solos. If she'd been born in an earlier age in America she'd have been one of the Four Brothers except it would have had to be the Three Brothers and their Sister which doesn't roll off the tongue quite so well.
Yes the girl did good - who wouldn't do good with the chords Dr. Edis was prescribing? They were heap good medicine and surely an inspiration to anyone who wails in them.
Paul Susans and Rob Walker did the business making this a very tight quartet.
Second set included, On the Sunny Side of the Street, This Can't Be Love, Beautiful Love (flute) and Blue Bossa.
Apart from the music there was, as ever, the food.
Black Pudding, Asparagus Puree, Pea Shoots, Crispy Quail Egg for starters.
Rump Steak - Frites, Garden Salad, Mustard and Winemaker's Butter - my main course
Strawberry Parfait with Shortbread Crumb and Mint Jelly for dessert.
Washed down with a bottle of Black Sheep.
Lance.
PS: Plus good jazz chat with occasional blog contributor Ron Ainsborough and his good lady.
To round off a perfect evening I caught the 33a which linked up with the 27 so it was near enough a door to door trip for me!

2 comments :

Liz said...

Alice in wonderland was one of the numbers played by the jazz combo on the cruise, I just loved it as I hadn't heard it in ages...I meant to look it up for the composer etc, so will do it now!

Lance said...

Bob Hilliard and Sammy Fain wrote a whole lot of numbers both with and without each other.
Hilliard hits included In The Wee Small Hours, Our Day Will Come and the immortal Seven Little girls Sitting in the Back seat!
Fain had on his CV That Old Feeling, Secret Love and Love is a Many Splendored Thing.
I think, for both of them Alice in Wonderland was the musical pinnacle.

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