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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 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.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Partying @ The Piper. Maureen Hall & Rendezvous Jazz

Maureen Hall (vcl), Barry Soulsby (clt/vcl), Iain McCaulay (tmb/tpt/vcl), Mac Smith (pno), John Robinson (bs), George Davidson (dms/vcl) + Liz Bacon (clt), Doris Fenn (bjo), Ian Wynn (pno).
This was a special gig to celebrate ten years of Rendezvous Jazz at the Piper Pub in Cullercoats and the standing room only crowd gave Maureen and the gang the support they deserve.
The lady was, as always, in good voice on numbers such as "Deed I Do", "Am I Blue" and a host of other gems. In fact it was quite a ladies night. Not only did they outnumber the men in the audience but, as well as Maureen, sitting in were Doris Fenn on banjo and Liz Bacon playing some nice clarinet.
Drummer George Davidson sang "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans", Iain sang "See See Rider" and, as he did last night, also played trumpet.
In the second set, Ian Wynn, sitting in for Mac Smith, played some fingerbusting stuff on piano whilst John Robinson was solid on bass.
My only gripe is that the food ran out!
Lance.

2 comments :

russell said...

Hi Lance

Just look at all that food. To think I missed it!...and the jazz!

Russell

Lance said...

I was there and I missed it! I thought I'd wait until the ravenous horde subsided by which time all that was left was 2 sausage rolls, a ham sandwich and a pickled onion.

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