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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 Sunday May 26

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

More Jam - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free. Jam session with house trio.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 11:30am (street set) & 1:00pm stage set. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. Tel: 01325 788564. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Geordie Jazz Man - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 5:30pm. £10.00. Screening of Abbie Lewis’ documentary film about Keith Crombie & the Jazz Café.

Gavin Lee: Reg Wall's New Orleans Ragtime Band - Shotton Colliery Officials Club, Shotton Colliery DH6 2JS. 5:30pm.

Blues

King Snake - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Back to Basics - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. Tel: 01325 245052. 6:15pm. Free. Set lists available, for details Facebook Darlington Jazz Club.

Federica Michisanti’s Trioness - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 260 3246. 8:15pm. £10.00 (£8.00 conc.). JNE.

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

Monday, May 26, 2008

Ruth Lambert Quintet at the Side Café


Duffy may have been duffing them at the 'Evolution Festival' but upstream, at The Side Café, the Ruth Lambert Quintet were laying down some quality time.

I can't recall ever hearing Frank Loesser's "Never Will I Marry", from the 1960 show, 'Greenwillow', sung at a jazz gig; it's not an easy song to sing straight let alone to stamp your authority on it the way Ruth did. Skilfully singing the opening chorus, accompanied only by the appropriately named Andy Champion on bass, it was pure magic.

"Black Coffee" was as smoky as it gets with an atmospheric solo from Graeme Wilson on tenor.

Space precludes listing all the other delights; Paul Donnelly's guitar work, Tim Johnston's explosive breaks and, of course, Andy Champion who rubber stamped Roly Veitch's comments on bass players in a previous post.

Oh yes, one other moment to remember; "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square". The last time I heard this number live was by Mel Tormé and George Shearing 25 years ago. Ruth's version, despite some uncertainty in places, was nevertheless in the same ballpark.

The North East Jazz Collective is very lucky to have two of the country's best young jazz singers on their rota.

1 comment :

Liz said...

"never will I marry" now there's another I haven't come across...your knowledge is astounding!

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