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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 Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tyne Soundings Live - The 9:00 performance.

Bill Fontana (laptop), Tim Garland (flt/bs.clt/sop.), Asif Sirkis (perc).
If you enlarge and read the blurb to the left you'll get the picture of what it is all about (hopefully) - I was there and I still don't know what it was all about. Mind you the fact that I kept nodding off to sleep didn't help my understanding although it did speak gallons for the soporific qualities of the event. (Do gallons speak?)
Russell attended the earlier performance and, if he stayed awake, will no doubt have some succinct comments to make. Sage Supremo Ros Rigsby did say the two performances were totally different.
In fairness, Tim Garland did blow some interesting snatches - how could he fail? This was a licence to blow pure and simple albeit in the most restrained way possible. Likewise Asif Sirkis; he produced some strange eastern sounds from his exotic percussion kit.
At least it was free although I think I may have been better off paying £7 to hear the Hallé in Hall One. Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" was on the program.
Lance.

1 comment :

russell said...

Hi Lance

Just think, a classical performance in Hall One, all those suit and ties. I'll stick with the beret.

Another thought...wouldn't it be good to hear Tim Garland in a small group hard-blowing session in a return visit to the Corner House or upstairs at the Side?

Russell

PS. I love classical music.

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