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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.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

John Taylor - "Great Photos"

Hi Lance Picked up you flyer at the Caedmon Hall on Friday night and have spent all day looking though your great pictures. I must have seen most of the local bands. At 61 I still play keyboard and alto ( in the wardrobe ) I have lived in Ashington all my life and at 17 my first introduction to jazz was listening to Clem Avery's band. This was along with having an underage drink at the Portland Hotel in Ashington, I then started going to the New Orleans club on a Friday for the Vaux Carriage (Vieux Carré). The George Lewis gig in '66 was said to be one of the last he did. Someone said he fell off the stage at the next gig Manchester and never played again A friend of mine's relation was drummer for Ronnie McLean - an Ashington lad called Mick York. He was with Dick Straughan's band, which I think has now packed in. We had several bands at The Cellar Club in Ashington and one was Sheila "Jazz" Giles - can't remember the line up By the way when I started going to the New Orleans Club I became friendly with Dave Kerr. I am the one responsible for it all - I gave him his first washboard some 41 years ago!! Friends in jazz John Taylor

1 comment :

Lance said...

It could have been worse - you could have given him a banjo!
Nice to hear from you feel free to add comments, corrections, criticisms - whatever!

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