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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 Monday May 27

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12:00 - 3:00pm. Free.

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Tyne Valley Big Band - Bywell Hall, Bywell, near Stocksfield NE43 7AB. £15.00. (concs. £14.00., child £5.00., £35.00. family). 2:00-4:00pm. A Northumberland County Show (all day) event.

Evening

Ruby Turner - Whitley Bay Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1LZ. Tel: 0844 248 1588. 7:30pm. £28.80. A Mouth of the Tyne event.

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

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Main Street Jazzmen at the Iona Club

Hebburn may not be the jazz capital of the north but currently, on Wednesday evenings at the Iona Club on Station Road, it is staking a small claim. In a club more used to the sounds of ceilidh (try spelling that after a Guinness or three) the Main Street Jazzmen's brand of dixieland is currently going down remarkably well. Nothing too demanding just good, solid swinging jazz that kept your feet tapping. Herbie Hudson blew fine trombone as well as soloing on harmonica and vocals. Alan Smith on trumpet and flugel played with a big fat sound whilst Derek Fleck's alto and clarinet danced delightfully above. On piano, Malcolm Armstrong was in barrelhouse mode, ably supported by Ollie on drums and Alan Rudd on bass. On vocals, Olive gave out with a few 'flapper' songs as well as nice versions of "Sentimental Journey' and 'June Night'.
All in all well worth the visit.
The drinks are cheap too!

Lance
PS: Didn't catch Ollie and Olive's surnames.

1 comment :

Lance said...

I've since learned the vocalist is Olive Rudd - presumably Alan Rudd's missis.
If you're out there Ollie ...

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