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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 Thursday May 23

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Elina Duni + Trio FCT - Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £10.00. & £8.00.

Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Dave Archbold (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

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

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Friends Of Jazz. All Saints Church Hall Cleadon Aug 4th.

Mick Hill, trumpet, Andy Bennett, reeds, Don Fairley, trombone, Bill Britten, keyboard, Bill Colledge, bass, Laurie Brown drums and Mia Webb vocal.
After my session at the Porthole I was in need of consolation and inspiration, so with passport, visa and list of injections in hand I headed across the Tyne to Cleadon. I walked into the hall in time to hear Mia tell us the Joint Was Jumping and so it remained for the rest of the night. Mia sang A Train , Goody Goody, Hard Hearted Hannah, Frim Fram Sauce, S'Wonderful, Please Don't Talk About Me and a lovely ballad Where Do You Start. This was a new one on me and well worth the trip alone. As for the band , well what can you say, the mark of true craftsmen is the ability to make it all look and sound so easy and this is what they did.
With a band of this class you can't really single any body out but, considering he was suffering from mouth ulcers, Mick Hill “played a blinder”. The pad included :- Chasing The Blues Away, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, You Can Count on Me, Splanky, Jersey Bounce and 9.20 Special.
At £5 including supper an excellent evening and a word to the organizers, publicize it more next time. I am now fully inspired musically and over my fear of foreign parts.
Miles.

2 comments :

Lance said...

Maybe the organisers or the band members should contact Bebop Spoken Here before their next gig.
I hope you spread the word? If I'd known I'd have been there myself!

Mia Webb said...

Hi lance. The band have played this venue for years and unfortunately the organisers don't know of your website (but I will sort that out). We normally have a full house but this time the members were few and far between and we cannot work out why. But nevertheless we (the band) enjoyed every minute, as we always do. The audience is very accommodating and the fact that we (the band)have a reserved table set out for us for our 'buffet' is worth turning up for. This gig is a gem and the organisers Clive and Lesley need a medal the size of a dustbin lid. My kindest regards Mia Webb

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