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Jeremy Pelt: "In my experience, the hottest player on the scene is almost always the most annoying motherfucker on the scene because they know that they're hot." - (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 Monday May 20



Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.



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

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Andy's Anecdotes

Andy Hudson, during his tenure co-promoting the JVC Jazz Festival with George Wein, rubbed shoulders with many of the jazz greats. Andy re-calls Teddy Wilson going up to the resident pianist in the Grosvenor House lounge and correcting the changes that he was playing; " Excuse me Sir" - he said to a shocked pianist - "That should be a C minor 9." "Why - how does that fit?" "Like this" - Wilson leans over and plays it." "How d'you know that?" "I wrote it!" He didn't, says Andy, as in fact it was a Rogers and Hart number- but he had completely re-arranged it for an R & H Album - released, he thinks, on the Chiaroscuro Label. (Correct Andy - 1977). Andy also recalls Ella insisting he drive to Birmingham with her in her Rolls Royce. I'm sure he has a million more memories to share. Lance.

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