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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 Sunday May 26

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

More Jam - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free. Jam session with house trio.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 11:30am (street set) & 1:00pm stage set. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. Tel: 01325 788564. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Geordie Jazz Man - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 5:30pm. £10.00. Screening of Abbie Lewis’ documentary film about Keith Crombie & the Jazz Café.

Gavin Lee: Reg Wall's New Orleans Ragtime Band - Shotton Colliery Officials Club, Shotton Colliery DH6 2JS. 5:30pm.

Blues

King Snake - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Back to Basics - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. Tel: 01325 245052. 6:15pm. Free. Set lists available, for details Facebook Darlington Jazz Club.

Federica Michisanti’s Trioness - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 260 3246. 8:15pm. £10.00 (£8.00 conc.). JNE.

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

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Jazz Café Jam Session

Lyndsay Hannon, Fiona Littlewood (vcl), Elaine Binney (vln), Sarah Trevena, Stuart Findon (ten), Don Forbes (tpt), Peter Gilligan, Alan Laws (pno), Ryan ? (bs), Matthew Office (bs/gtr) etc. Such is the nature of jam sessions that the only thing predictable about them is the unpredictable and this afternoon was no exception!
Last week the drummers were queing up to play - this week the queue evaperated as there was no kit! However, last week's hero Ryan instead of playing 'air drums' played double bass and, despite a reported unfamiliarity with the instrument made a decent fist of it. Having said that, with the apocalyptic Pete on keys, who needs drums? The guy is a rhythm section in himself. He took Anthropology on an up-tempo ride that hit the deck running and didn't stop until just about every permutation of rhythm changes had been exhausted and then some. In the midst of it all Don Forbes had a few tasty choruses.
Lindsay Hannon did Willow Weep For Me and Deed I Do - among others. The girl has got the vocal chops to justify her standing as jazz vocal coach at The Sage. Nice one Lyndsay.
Also on the vocal front, sax player Fiona did some nice voice work on You Go To My Head, The Jody Grind, Four and Quiet Nights. Fellow Budvivarian Stu blew tenor and Alan Laws went on to piano. Pete may have played bass guitar around this time.
Sarah Trevana, as she did last week, played fine tenor and was joined by the Grappellic Elaine Binney who fiddled her way delightfully through Ain't Misbehavin' and Don't Explain.
As I left for the Bridge (me and Sonny Rollins) the place was filling up and I guess I missed a few more gems. Great day in Pink Lane. Photos. Lance

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