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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.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Empirical @ Kings Place Sept. 12

Nathanial Facey (alt); Lewis Wright (vbs); Tom Farmer (bs); Shaney Forbes (dms).
It was getting late and it had been a long day and my attention did start wandering from time to time, although,  needless to say, the playing was impeccable.
A low key rhythmic opener with all four musicians shaking things seemed to last forever. However, once Wright picked up his mallets and Facey started blowing, the game was afoot. Four quite incredible players. Facey I've heard many times, his playing is always worth a listen. Wright was new to me - just how many more brilliant vibes players are going to emerge? - he's certainly another one to look out for. Farmer and Forbes also familiar and formidable faces. It was too dark for me to take notes so I just let the music wash over me then, when I woke up, it was all over.
Lance.
PS: I didn't actually fall asleep but I did nod once or twice (in time to the music of course!)

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