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Anat Fort: "In order to play and tour with people and spend a lot of time with them, you need to get along with them" - (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 Sunday May 26



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.


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



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.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Jools Holland @ The City Hall, Newcastle.

Lance said:"Might not be all jazz but it will get the adrenalin circulating..."
How right he was! The concert was FANTASTIC! It wasn't all jazz: we had reggae, ska, 80's pop, Muddy Waters / John Lee Hooker blues and, of course, lots of boogie-woogie all done at a break-neck pace and at dizzying volume (with lots of amplification a 20 piece orchestra really lifts the roof)!
Not counting Jools himself, who sang more than he does on TV, there were 5 vocalists including Alison Moyet (wow! - what a blast from the past) and the amazing Ruby Turner. Everyone got to solo - some very fine musicians there - and I still find his piano technique amazing, if not exhausting to watch (a close-up on the keyboard being projected on a giant screen at the back of the stage).
The audience spent much of the evening standing, clapping, cheering and even (quite un-British, really!) dancing in the aisles. I would love to think I'll be doing the same at the SoL tomorrow, but it would need Steve Bruce to have his mojo working and Bent and Welbeck to boom, boom, boom, boom!
Jerry E.

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