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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 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, February 04, 2010

Rosie's

Ray Harley (tpt), Herbie Hudson (tmb/vcl/hca), Jim McBriarty (clt), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Tommy Graham (dms), Olive Rudd (vcl).
I had to miss The Chilli last night because I'd got The Fever. This morning, the ague had subsided but so had the lights on my automobile which meant a look under the bonnet. This of course brought the neighbours out in force each offering their own pearls of wisdom none of which proved to be very helpful. The problem, we decided was neither in the fuse box nor in the bulbs - after all two bulbs wouldn't go simultaneously would they?
Eventually, we gave up and I took it to a specialist in car electrics whose lair was within walking distance of Rosie Malone's where, as is their wont on Thursday afternoons, the Maine Street Jazzmen were strutting.
I managed half an hour in the company of Gosling the Guitar (ret.) and heard some good bouncy dixie on such numbers as "I'm Beginning to See The Light", "My Mother's Eyes" and "Swannee River" plus vocals from Olive on "Jeepers Creepers" (inc. the verse) as well as "Swing That Music".
This took things to the end of the first set wherupon my phone rang.
It was the car people.
My car was ready.
What was the problem?
Two bulbs had blown simultaneously!
Lance.

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