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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 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar - Blyth Battery, The Links, Blyth NE24 3PQ. 10:00am-4:00pm. Free. 'Blyth Battery Goes to War Weekend'.

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.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

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

Blues

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

Archie Brown & the Young Bucks - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Sue Ferris Quintet - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Philip Clouts Quartet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £10.00 (£7.00 student).

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

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Chilli Jam

Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Darren Grainger (ten), Barry Ashcroft (pno), Mick Danby (bs), Eric Stutt (dms). + Harley Johnson (pno), Solly Bashiri (dms), Peggy ? (vcl), Lance Liddle (ten).
Some delicate quartet numbers kicking off with "Alone Together" and inc. "Green Dolphin St." and "Au Privave" before a newcomer, Peggy - second name not given - sang "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "The Girl from Ipanema." Look forward to hearing her again.
Darren arrived to fill out the front line and solo powerfully on Horace Silver's "Song For My Father" as well as the MJQ classic, "Django". Dave also blew some nice lines.
After the break the jam session saw Solly B on drums, Harley J on piano and a strolling player called Lance on tenor.
Numbers included "Blue Bossa", "Watermelon Man", "Beautiful Love", "Moanin'" and "Blue Monk" - the atonal possibilities of the latter tune were explored, not necessarily by intention. The infusion of a double tempo explosion by Eric and Harley gave it a lift. This was Harley Johnson in Harley Davidson mode (sorry Harley but it had to come!)
Throughout the set Darren blew 'bootifully' with Mick sound as a pound on bass.
Dave , of course, was his inimitable self both singing and playing. "Close Your Eyes" à la Arthur Prysock put him ahead of the game.
Interesting night.
Lance.

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