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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 Saturday May 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, Dovecote St., Amble NE65 0DX. 12:00pm - 3:00pm (music from 1:00pm). £10.00. See poster for more details.

Sax on the Tyne, St George's Church Hall, St George's Close, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2TF. 5:00-7:00pm. Free (donations). A Jesmond Community Festival event.

Evening

Baghdaddies - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 6:00pm. £10.00. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Lady & the Jazz Tramps - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Radio Pensacola Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Farewell Jake Hanna

Sad to learn of the death of drummer Jake Hanna. Jake was one of the great allrounders. Whether booting the Herman Herd, handling the demands of a TV broadcast, or gently coaxing Marian McPartland Jake did it all professionally and swingingly. In her semi autobiographical book All In Good Time Marian devotes an entire chapter to Jake. She describes how, after sitting in on an Anita O'Day gig she was tremendously excited by the immediate rapport between Jake and herself and by the easy relaxed feeling he created. He subsequently worked with Marian's trio for the next two years. She says that, when he handed in his notice he gave her a Waring Blender!
Caught him at the 1985 North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland where he swung a Herman small group along.
I think he may have been with Woody on one of his earlier visits to the UK.
Jake died Feb 12 age 78.
RIP.
Lance.

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