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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 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.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Gala Theatre Lunchtime Update

May 23 – Swing City Trio
The Swing City came together in 2007, with the aim of recreating the small group, swing style jazz typical of the New York clubs of the late 30s and 40s. You can expect the music of Gershwin, Berlin, Cole Porter and other great songsmiths of the sophisticated 1930's era performed by Steve Andrews (Saxophone) Roly Veitch (Guitar) and Neil Harland (Bass). 
June 20 – Sue Ferris Quartet
Talented Saxophonist and Flautist Sue Ferris has performed in numerous groups in the North East and beyond. Her quartet featuring Neil Harland (bass) Rob Walker  (drums) and Paul Edis play swinging straight ahead jazz rooted in the music of the 'Great American Songbook'. 
July 16 – Paul Edis Sextet
Led by a ‘brilliant young pianist’ (Alyn Shipton, The Guardian) the Paul Edis Sextet is steeped in the straight-ahead tradition, but with an original and contemporary edge. Their début album There Will Be Time was voted 3rd best album of 2012 (Alyn Shipton, Jazzwise). With some intricate arrangements, solid grooves and exquisite melodies, this group has wowed audiences and critics alike with their performances to date.
July 18 – Northern Monkey Brass Band
Formed at the beginning of 2009, the band formerly known as Horn Dogs are a deeply funky collective of some of the finest drum and brass players in the North East of England.
Led by trumpeter Graham Hardy, the NMBB were initially inspired by Rebirth Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Youngblood Brass Band to name a few (as well as that bit at the beginning of Live And Let Die). They have rapidly earned a reputation for lively, energetic shows featuring well known covers in a way you've never heard them, classics of the genre and original music written specifically for the band. Whether they're busking on the street, playing at festivals or an intimate bar gig, Northern Monkey Brass Band show you a good time.
Gala Theatre. Millennium Place, Durham City. 1pm. £4.

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