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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.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

CD Review – I Love you Too Much by Elly Kouri

Elly Kouri, (vocals) David Pearl (piano) Dan Martin (bass) Rodney Harrison (drums) Michael McGinnis (clarinet).
(Review by Kath Jobes)
Elly Kouri started out as a rock singer but has lately turned to jazz and recently released her first Jazz CD "I Love You Too Much" (available on Amazon as CD or MP3 download).  Elly has brought together a collection of beautiful and intimate songs exhibiting several aspects of love including soothing reminiscence, heartbreak,  hope and just a spark of fire!

Elly Kouri has a pleasant Jazz voice and her sense of rhythm is excellent as she sings in a communicative and intimate way… this is lovely background music for an intimate dinner or a winter night cuddled up with your loved one and a bottle of wine in front of a roaring fire.

the tracks are as follows: Can't We Be Friends; Billie's Blues; I Love You Too Much; The Second Time Around; Do I Move You; Weep No More; Tra La La; The Blues Are Brewin'; Solitude; Please Send Me; Someone To Love; Softly; Tomorrow Is My Turn; If We Never Meet Again.
I particularly like the title track, I Love You Too Much, a beautiful - If We Never Meet Again and her sensitive interpretation of Weep No More.  A CD to add to your collection!
Kath J.

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