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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 Monday May 20

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Roly Veitch Trio at the Quadrata Café

The main problem with the Quad Café is the acoustics. In some parts of the allocated space the sound is totally indecipherable whilst other areas are hit by an excess of echo. In consequence, this led to an occasional inbalance between the three players.
Nevertheless, despite this obstacle, the trio played a very listenable hour of standards. Roly sang and soloed in his easily identifiable style with Neil Harland solid in support. Sue Ferris on tenor seemed to be the one least affected by the acoustics; her smooth sound and flowing lines pure delight.
"All the Things You Are" bore comparison with any of the zillions of versions I've heard, "Besame Mucho" had Roly vocalising on one of my favourites with Sue fluting it and "Long Ago and Far Away" had good solos all round including Roly's almost wistful reading of the lyric.
My only complaint - the raised eyebrows from a nearby table when my colleagues and I had the audacity to applaud a solo!

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