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Bebop Spoken There

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).


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



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).


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


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.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Remembering Coley Mellett

On February 9 last year Coleman Mellett perished in the Buffalo air crash exactly a year ago along with his fellow passengers including friend and sax player Gerry Niewood.
Coley was married to singer Jeannie Bryson and the particular relevance to this site is that they met and became friends with Hilary and Zoe Gilby.
Jazz historian and friend Marla Klemen told Hilary about this article which appeared in yesterday's (Sept 9) Wall Street Journal. There is more here on an upcoming documentary. Also here.
Thank you so much Hilary for drawing my attention to this and my thoughts are with Jeannie, Marla and all who were close to a young talent cut down possibly before he reached his full potential.

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