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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.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Alan Glen Trio & Take it to the Bridge @ The Chillingham. July 28th.

Alan Glen Trio: Alan Glen (piano), John Pope (double bass), David Carnegie (drums).
Take it to the Bridge: Dave Weisser (trumpet & vocals), Barrie Ascroft (keyboards), Ivan Scutt (electric bass), Ray Walker (drums), Paul Gowland (tenor saxophone), Andy Lee (alto saxophone & flute).
What is it with the Chilli? An upstairs function room where you can hear modern jazz without distraction, a bandstand full of faces old and new and a guarantee of the best beer for miles around all for a measly quid - yet an audience in double figures is something of an achievment. This week's guests - the Alan Glen Trio - play the GAS Book to bop and back again as good as anyone. The trio played to a capacity audience at the Corner House four days earlier (opening proceedings at the historic all-dayer in memory of Chris Yates) receiving rapturous applause. Why were those people at the Corner House not at the Chilli?
MC Dave Weisser has, with little or no recognition, sustained a weekly modern jazz gig (all-comers are usually warmly welcomed - both musicans wishing to sit in and listeners simply wishing to sit and listen) simply for the love of it.
Dave's guests this week included an old hand, drummer Ray Walker, making his debut at the Chilli and the excelllent young buck bassist Ivan Scutt. Tenor player Paul Gowland invariably tears it up (this week was no exception) and it was good to hear Andy Lee. Monk, Bird and Glen were on the menu. Do north east modern jazz a favour, make the effort and get to the Chilli. The MU's mantra holds good - KEEP MUSIC LIVE! Help keep jazz alive at the Chilli.
Russell

1 comment :

eric stutt said...

Excellent article russel my sentiments entirely its a dam shame It was do to commitments I retired from chilli but I do miss dave and the guys dave should have a medal.. Eric Stutt

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