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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, December 30, 2014

Book (s) of the Year

Enjoying reading Herbie Hancock's Possibilities (Viking Press). This particular paragraph re the Mwandishi Orchestra made a lot of sense.
"And everybody was really into percussion, partly because it sounded good but also we wanted something to do when the solos were happening. It's a little dull watching five guys standing around on stage while one of them goes off on his solo, so we'd pick up anything we could find and bang on it.."
If Ann Alex had been around with her coffee cup and saucer the session would have really percolated!
Definitely my Autobiog of the year.
On the fictional side, Mark Robertson's Off Key (Pub. Matador) will take some catching. A superb novel set amid the glitz and squalor of jazz in the north east by a writer/musician operating on the inside. If you've got any vouchers leftover from Xmas then either/both will make you appreciative of the great aunt who gave you them.
Lance.

1 comment :

Mark Robertson said...

Me and Herbie . . . I can live with that! As always much appreciated. Happy New Year.

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