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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 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, September 16, 2010

Bird Flies in to Rosie's.

Olive Rudd (vcl), Mike Bird (clt), Iain MacAulay (tmb/vcl), Bill Brittain (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Mike Humble (dms).
These past few weeks have been a time of change at Rosie's. This week there were no less than 3 deps - perhaps the regulars were on a Papal visit to Edinburgh - maybe!
Nevertheless, the deps were of the highest quality. Mike Bird, over from Wakefield, has impressed on previous visits and today his Goodmanesque flights were quite delightful. Exactly Like You, China Boy, There'll Be Some Changes Made, Royal Garden Blues were just some of his stand-out numbers. Alongside him Iain MacA blew tasty trombone and sang All of Me, Sweet Georgia Brown...
Sweet Olive Rudd gave out with, among others, Someday Sweetheart and Blackbird.
Bill Brittain delighted on piano, his deadpan expression belying the creativity flowing from his fingers - I bet he also plays a mean hand of Five Card Stud.
Alan R steered the ship and Mike Humble powered it.
A pleasant afternoon.
Mike Humble, incidentally, mentioned that, along with his spouse and fledglings, they have been rehearsing some Bach and hope to premiere it in South Shields on their next visit - Come Bach soon the Family Bird.
Lance.
PS: A popular local cartoonist won a bottle of plonk in the raffle.

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