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Aubrey Logan: "I chose trombone because trombone just kicks my ass, and I needed to do something that was hard" - (DownBeat June 2019).


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 Thursday May 23



Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.



Elina Duni + Trio FCT - Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £10.00. & £8.00.

Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Dave Archbold (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, February 04, 2019

Happy Birthday to our Number One Fan

Liz Harris - our Lady in York - has been a fan of BSH since day one almost 11 years ago and today (Feb. 4) is her birthday. In the attached photo, Liz is the stunning blonde between the guitars in the back row.

It's a family photo so, as you can see, they are/were a very musical/guitar family. In the front row, (l-r) are her late parents - her dad, Bob Goodall, was described in Van Wilson's history of popular music in York - Rhythm and Romance - as, "being as near to Django Reinhardt as you're ever going to get" and he was a regular on the York jazz/dance band scene in the post-war years. 
Liz's sons, Simon (yet to be born at the time of the pic which appeared in the local press) and Kevin, also played guitar from an early age. Simon and his wife Samantha are involved in music and theatre in the Brighton area whilst Kevin and his partner Sarah are directors of DIME which has music schools in Denver and Detroit.

Her siblings too were all musicians, Ron, until ill-health curtailed his activities was a well-respected bass guitarist in and around North Yorkshire - ask Jeremy McMurray or John Cowan - her youngest brother, David, to the right of Kevin, took to the six strings early - he also blows a mean harp.

Brother Les (back row, far right) is described by Liz as the greatest authority on Django she knows and he still practices daily. Norman, far left, who now lives in Canada began as a skiffler (the hairstyle may be a clue) and knocks out Rock Island Line as a party piece. 

Sister Irene, next to Norman, Liz tells me also sang around the family gigs - Fever her specialty.

As for Liz herself, she loves, Sinatra, Tormé, Bublé, Barbara Cook, Sondheim and, naturally, Django.

We wish her well.


Liz said...

Oh thank you Lance, that is such a lovely tribute to my family, as the great Bard of Avon said " If music be the food of love, play on"
Bless you for your kind words, it means a lot to me, as does our long friendship.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday Liz from Ann Alex

Liz said...

thank you Ann x

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