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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.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Goodbye Tony Curtis

Like Eddie Fisher this is one of those obituaries that doesn't really belong on a jazz blog but hey - we're talkin' here 'bout Tony Curtis. Remember him as the saxophonist in drag in Some Like It Hot? that film has got to be on just about everyone's list.
Curtis played a saxophonist in another movie - Garson Kanin's The Rat Race - he gets lured to an audition in Manhattan where the other 'musicians' send him out for coffees. When he returns they've done a runner with his alto, tenor, baritone, flute and clarinet!
He may not have been a jazzman but he was as cool as any of them.
Tony Curtis died Sept 29, 2010, aged 85.
Lance

1 comment :

Ann Alex said...

Re the film 'The Rat Race', I know just how the character felt when he lost his instruments, as I'm still mourning my broken penny whistle! Weep, Weep.

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