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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 27

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12:00 - 3:00pm. Free.

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

Tyne Valley Big Band - Bywell Hall, Bywell, near Stocksfield NE43 7AB. £15.00. (concs. £14.00., child £5.00., £35.00. family). 2:00-4:00pm. A Northumberland County Show (all day) event.

Evening

Ruby Turner - Whitley Bay Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1LZ. Tel: 0844 248 1588. 7:30pm. £28.80. A Mouth of the Tyne event.

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

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Apex Jazzmen

An earlier post referred to the 1955 Jazz Band Contest held at the Oxford Galleries. There was some conjecture about the personnel of the Apex Jazzmen. Thanks to one of the participants - clarinetist Gerry Routledge - I can confirm the line-up as follows: Les Nixon (pno/leader), Tony ? (tpt), Gerry Routledge (clt), Bill Anderson (tmb), Alan Jones (gtr), Bill Brotherton (dms).
Gerry cannot recall trumpet player Tony's surname but he went on to play with George Evans at the Oxford so that may jog someone's memory.
Also, the band weren't from Darlington - most of the band came from Gateshead with the exception of Gerry and Bill Brotherton who were from Monkseaton.
In the actual contest Pete Drysdale was the drummer. Pete also assisted in obtaining the above info from Gerry.
Lance.
PS: Was Tony the guy who later had a music shop in Hexham?

1 comment :

Bill M said...

No, I think that was Terry Morgan.

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