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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 Monday May 20

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

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Monday, April 07, 2014

A poignant moment from this year's GIJF

A very special moment from the inaugural reception of this year's festival  must be recorded here both for now and for posterity.
The family of the late trombonist, pianist, composer, bandleader, arranger, educator and gentleman RAY CHESTER confirmed that Ray's library of music has been donated to and accepted by Sage Gateshead for the edification of future student musicians and orchestras - by comparision the Dead Sea Scrolls pale into insignificance. It will be known as "The Ray Chester Collection"
The song may be ended but the melody will linger on forever...
I hope the family won't think I'm being facetious in saying "The Ray Chester Story" would make a wonderful movie - are you listening MGM?
Lance.

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