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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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

RIP John Wheeler


John Wheeler, (Pimptones; Horn Dogs etc.) north east sax man dead? really sad news. Can't get my head around this!
First heard John at a Ruth Lambert/Paul Edis gig at the Egypt Cottage. I think he was just sitting in but I was immediately taken with his playing and I asked myself, "Where has this guy been hiding?" Last time I heard John was, I think, with the Pimptones or maybe Charles Gordon at Hoochie. He blew up a storm on both gigs. This was a couple of years ago. I seem to recall he mentioned going into hospital for something or other back then. What I do remember is getting an email from him the next day thanking me for my review. But, I guess, that's the kind of guy John was.
More info as it becomes available.
Died yesterday of a heart attack, suddenly. Aged 40/41?
RIP John.
Lance.
PS: See F/b.

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