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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, April 03, 2018

The Fergus McCreadie Trio @ the Eyemouth Hippodrome – March 31.

Fergus McCreadie (piano); David Bowden (bass); Stephen Henderson (drums).
(Review by Kay).
The remarkably talented Fergus McCreadie Trio captivated their audience at the Eyemouth Hippodrome on Saturday night with a selection of tracks from their debut album Turas. McCreadie’s compositions fuse jazz with the rich heritage of Scottish traditional music.  Tracks inspired by a deep connection with people and places took us from steadfast Old Harbours to the wild open spaces of Mull. The dram at Ardbeg and the jazz-imbued raucous ceilidh from The Set setting many a foot tapping. 
As with recent weather, with all four seasons in the same hour, pieces included changes in tempo, rhythm and volume. McCreadie, Bowden and Henderson are each exceptionally gifted musicians. However, it was their intuitive understanding and complete trust in each other and the freedom, verve and spontaneity afforded by jazz that kept their audience spellbound and turned this performance into something extra special.  At the end of the evening one of the Trio was heard to comment this was their best gig yet, the rapturous standing ovation at the end of their performance suggests this was a sentiment shared by many of us fortunate enough to have been there.
Thanks to Paula and Ian at the Eyemouth Hippodrome for their warm hospitality.
Kay.

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