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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.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

River City Hot 4 @ Beresford Arms, Whalton - May 6


Gordon Solomon (trombone); Bob Wade (trumpet, clarinet, vocals); Keith Stephen (banjo/guitar); Phil Rutherford (sousaphone)
(Review by John T.)

What an excellent night on Monday at the Beresford Arms at Whalton with the River City Hot Four. Timothy Taylors’ Landlord was a bit on the flat side - as against the band who were on top form.
Oh Lady be Good was followed by Black and Blue featuring Bob on muted trumpet and later clarinet (unfortunately not at the same time as per Gunhild Carling) The Original Dixieland One Step was followed by My Blue Heaven, Sugar and the interval number Royal Garden Blues.

Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone was followed by Georgia on my Mind with guest sax player Simon Probyn. Simon did one more number - It Don’t Mean a Thing. He tells me he has guested with several bands in the area and has had a mention or two in Bebop Spoken Here. 

Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You and Tiger Rag followed. Bob moved over to clarinet for Creole Love Call with close harmony with Gordon on trombone. Back Home Again in Indiana completed the performance and the few close band followers left at the end all agreed that this was a night to remember. 
John T

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