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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.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

RIP Eddie Piper (1934-2019)


I've just learned of the death of bass player Eddie Piper. Eddie was a founder member of the Pheonix Jazzband, playing double bass and tuba, and was present when the band went on a three-week tour of Poland in 1968. 

He was a fine musician with a great sense of humour, and apart from the Pheonix he had spells with the Vieux Carre Jazzmen and was also a member of the Stanley Civic Orchestra which specialised in playing the works of Gilbert & Sullivan! 

Eddie left the area some years ago to work in Pontefract but returned on his retirement. The funeral is at Mountsett Crematorium on Wednesday 10th April, 2pm.
Gordon Solomon.

1 comment :

Gordon Solomon said...

The drummer shown in the photo is Brian Liddell, not Derek Dalton as credited. Derek joined the band some years later on trumpet.
Gordon Solomon.

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