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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 Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Successful Book Launch. Blue Horizons - Take 2

As Roly pointed out, what Lance has been too modest to tell you about the book launch at the Lit & Phil is that he was the understudy for Alan Twelftree, and what an excellent job he did, even though his throat was not 100% well. Lance had taken the trouble to type up the piece from Alan’s writing so that it could be read out more easily. He read well with a few humorous additions of his own.
Margaret capably read out excerpts from the book and Russell was the sound man, providing musical illustrations as appropriate.
The music was good but you’ll have to ask more knowledgeable people than myself what the tracks were. They covered a wide range of jazz, from standard instrumentals to very recent items. Twenty copies of the book were sold, so Margaret and the lads must have done something right.
I was really glad to get my mitts on a copy of the book at last, and after having a quick scan, I’m really looking forward to reading it properly. There’s even a glossary of jazz terms, and some excellent photos, so that’s my bedtime reading sorted for a while.
The launch was also a pleasant social occasion, as a few of us from Chris’s Jazz Appreciation classes met each other again, and there was a chance to meet Chris’s wife Laura and the family, and also three of the five grandchildren.
Roll on Sunday, for all that excellent company and music!
Ann Alex.

3 comments :

Lance said...

Thank you Ann - the tracks were:
Sidney Bechet - Blue Horizons.
Maxine Sullivan - One Hundred Years From Today.
Lee Konitz/Warne Marsh - Star Eyes.
Jimmy Witherspoon - Corrine Corrina.
Steve Lacy Sextet - Gay Paree bop.
Al Grey/Jimmy Forrest - Out Dere.
Slim Galliard - Satin Doll.
Stan Tracey - Triple Celebration.
Jemeel Moondoc - Blues For Katie Part 2.
Duke Ellington - Amad.

Ann Alex said...

Thank you Lance, I remember some of them now. I loved the Jemeel Moondoc, and not just for the name.

Russell said...

Moondoc played the Corner House quite a few years ago. Ann, you should have been there.

Russell

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