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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 Monday May 27

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12:00 - 3:00pm. Free.

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Tyne Valley Big Band - Bywell Hall, Bywell, near Stocksfield NE43 7AB. £15.00. (concs. £14.00., child £5.00., £35.00. family). 2:00-4:00pm. A Northumberland County Show (all day) event.

Evening

Ruby Turner - Whitley Bay Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1LZ. Tel: 0844 248 1588. 7:30pm. £28.80. A Mouth of the Tyne event.

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

Friday, July 05, 2013

Blue Jazz Voices End Of Term Gig: at Ernest Pub, Monday July 1 With The Blue Jazz Quintet

(Review by Ann Alex).
can't write a normal review of this event, as I was one of the ‘voices’, and it wouldn't be appropriate to write about my friends and colleagues from Lindsay’s Monday evening jazz-singing class at Sage Gateshead.  Enough to say that the gig was planned and performed by those of us who've been attending the class for a year or two now, and have a bit more experience of jazz-singing. I thought we put on a good show, which was appreciated by the audience.  Our material was mostly from the Gasbook.  It was hugely enjoyable to be part of this, and special thanks are due to the band, who showed both skill and stamina by playing for about 4 hours with just a short break.  Also a special thank you to Lindsay Hannon who teaches us each week, and to Steve Glendinning who played guitar for us in class.
Just another word.  Who are these Wannabes?  I've noticed these people mentioned in jazz writing lately, jokingly by Lance, which I consider acceptable, but maybe with a tinge of criticism by a couple of others.  There aren't any of these people in the jazz-singing class that I’ve noticed, we are all honestly interested in performing the songs as well as possible, interpreting lyrics and tunes, making our own contribution.  We aren't two a penny, because we all have individual voices and ideas about how to put the songs across.  Just like musicians, in fact we are musicians, playing the voice.  Would any true jazz fan address new sax players say, or double bass players, as wannabes.  I certainly hope not. 
Ann Alex

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