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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).


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



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



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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

R.I.P. Malcolm Laycock

More sad news on the jazz front. Former BBC Radio presenter Malcolm Laycock has passed away. The big band DJ died on Nov. 8 age 70. I listened regularly to his Sunday night shows which concentrated on the best of British and American big bands. Malcolm Laycock left in July this year replaced by Clare Teal there was some acrimony surrounding his departure and, according to various media reports, reflected badly on the BBC. Obituary. Lance. Families anger at BBC.


Liz said...

How very sad, he was one of the last Sunday presenters from the "old school" I think David Jacobs is about the only one left. At one time we had a feast of such people. Benny Green & Alan Dell being my particular faves. They made Sunday afternoon listening a real pleasure.

Lance said...

Today's Sunday Express revealed the families anger at his treatment by the BBC.
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