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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.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Miles Davis - the Painter

This afternoon I was doing the weekly wash. And what has that to do with BSH, you ask?
Well, I was tuned to Radio 4 as usual, and by chance ,I caught a 30-minute item all about how Miles Davis took up art in later life. He was taught by a woman artist with whom he had a close relationship until his death and he proved to be talented, with the same ideas about mixing and blending and the same eye (ear) for detail that he brought to his music, and the same experimental skills. And all this was accompanied by his sublime music.
I guess this will be available on iPlayer, so catch it if you can.Ann Alex







3 comments :

Steven T said...

I saw an exhibition of his paintings in Manchester. I have a programme somewhere which I must dig out.

Russell said...

I too visited the exhibition of Davis’ paintings at The Gallery: Manchester’s Art House. The Portland Street gallery hosted the European premiere of the trumpeter’s art work in November 1994. The exhibition catalogue’s front cover features a portrait of an angelic looking Miles. The back cover sees our hero in the (painter’s) studio. One of the works on show – Roots – was going for £25,000. I’d forgotten my cheque book.

Lance said...

Front and back cover, sent by Russell, now added to Ann's original post.

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