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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.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ed Bickert by Roly

Canadian Ed Bickert is one of the all-time great jazz guitarists. A very quiet, modest man he has graced the Canadian jazz scene for fifty+ years but I read somewhere that, sadly, he has totally retired now, depressed by the death of his wife about five years ago. All he ever seemed to play was an old beat up 60s Fender Telecaster but from it he extracted a gorgeous warm tone with which he created his lyrical melodic lines and tasteful, subtle comping. He worked with all the top mainstream Canadian and USA players - his recordings with Paul Desmond regarded as classics. Definitely a unique player worth checking out. For more info go to this link .
Hear him play 'You'd be so nice' (to come home to).
Roly

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