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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.

Evening

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Chilli Road Band in Concert.

Prior to the gig at The Fell I myself had a gig with the Chilli Road Band. This was an end of term concert for the pupils of the local school and was a fun evening - particularly for those with school connections which several of the band have.
Prior to the band playing, Kate, one of the trumpet players, compered and coralled the children on stage to perform their songs, solos, dances etc.
There were times when even a hardboiled cynic like me (my wife's description) was close to tears watching the youngsters do their thing - singing, dancing, playing violin, guitar etc. It didn't matter whether they were good bad or indifferent what stood out was the sincerity with which they put their heart and soul into it - X-Factor look out in ten/twenty years time. Unfair to single anyone out however, I was taken by the very young girl who sang "Over The Rainbow" totally unaccompanied. She took a strange direction in the middle eight yet managed to find her way back to base in the last eight something one or two adults of my acquaintance probably couldn't manage!
The band came on and did their set and to my ears sounded even better than at the Baltic probably because of the indoor accoustics.
Some photos have arrived from trumpet player Steve Nash of the Baltic gig.
Lance.

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