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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.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Jazz Deaths in Ashington

The death has occurred of one of Ashington’s much loved jazz fans. Aged 87 George Graham was one of my lecturers in the mining department at Ashington Technical College. I attended the college as an NCB engineering apprentice in the 60s. Other lecturers there at the time included Malcolm Armstrong (music) and Barry Soulsby (engineering)
The funeral takes place on Wednesday at 12:00 in the Trinity Church in Station Road in Ashington. The funeral party leaves George's house in Ashbourne Crescent around 11:30. The horse drawn hearse will be led by the Vieux Carré Jazzmen.

Eric Nichol has also died. Eric was a singer with local big bands and was a well-known entertainer in the Ashington area.
John Taylor.

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