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Jeff Lindberg: "You can have innovative new music and you can play music of the masters. They're not going to cancel each other out" - (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 Friday May 24



Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Giles Strong Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.



Dave Kelly & Christine Collister - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA . Tel: 03000 266 600. 8:00pm. £18.00.

The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

Groove-a-matics - Lindisfarne Club, West St., Wallsend NE28 8LG. Tel: 0191 262 4258. 9:00pm.

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

Monday, December 06, 2010

Claude Werner Quartet @ The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle. December 5th

Claude Werner (tenor saxophone), Lloyd Wright (guitar), Laurence Blackadder (double bass) & David Carnegie (drums). (Photo by Adrian Tilbrook.) Splinter @ The Bridge hosted a return visit by Claude Werner on yet another freezing cold night in Newcastle.
The top tenor man was on form and in good humour from the off. The tunes were written by Werner and his band was up to the mark.
Recent recruit Lloyd Wright was given space to develop several outstanding solos, although on at least one occasion the use of his pedal board didn't quite produce sounds compatible to the collective sound.
Bassist Laurence Blackadder and drummer David Carnegie played brilliantly all night on one good tune after another. Three Stories, The Silenced, Kids and Things I Can't Explain were highlights of the first set. Werner's approach is full of swagger with a dash of Rollins and an undercurrent of Trane flowing throughout.
After a short interval (it was too cold to hang around) the second set offered yet more good stuff. Chocolate Fudge Cake, Drawings Across the Street (something to do with an affair of the heart), Nostalgia and Good 'Ol Days were played with great sensitivity and at times, burning passion. A deserved encore came in the form of A Chant.
Werner announced that this gig was to be David Carnegie's last with the band. David has many other musical commitments and his friend Claude said, jokingly, something like ''more lucrative!" DC will be a hard act to follow. Russell.

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