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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 Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ruth Lambert @ The Cherry Tree Restaurant, Jesmond.

Ruth Lambert (vcl), Jeremy McMurray (pno), John Pope (bs), Adam Sinclair (dms).
It gives me a good feeling when I see a room full of people at a jazz gig as, Time After Time, it isn't always so. However, tonight - even though there was No Moon At All we had You (Ruth) and the Night and the Music (J.McMurray Trio).
You Don't Know What Love is until you've heard Ruth sing it or tasted the Potato and Poached Egg Salad with Crispy Pancetta.
It wasn't the pale moon that excited me, that thrilled and delighted me - oh no it was the Double Lamb Chop with Bubble and Squeak and, of course, Ruth emoting The Nearness of You.
Ruth opted for Black Coffee a la Peggy Lee whilst I went for a bottle of Black Sheep a la Masham. Both hit the spot.
Love Me Or Leave Me, taken at the fashionably fast tempo singers prefer to do it at these days, swung like crazy.
This was a night of classic food and classic songs with Ruth, despite coming in on the tails of a migraine, as adventurous as the menu whilst Jeremy, John and Adam were solid throughout - unlike the Mulled Winter Fruit with Vanilla Ice Cream they didn't Crumble.
My Romance, Jimmy Dorsey's immortal love song - I'm Glad There Is You - Almost Like Being In Love and How Insensitive just some of the others.
Long may the Cherry Tree continue to present good food and good music.
Lance.

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