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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 Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

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).

Evening

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

Blues

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.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

King Street Jazzmen 1 Maine Street Jazzmen 0

I headed up King Street en route to Rosie's for the Thursday afternoon session by the Maine Street Jazzmen. However, twixt them and me were Brian Bennett's King Street Jazzmen A.K.A the Perdido Street Jazzmen and other names I would not care to repeat! To escape, I nipped into Evans but I wasn't fat enough, I couldn't afford to go into Pound World, so I had no option but to reveal myself to Brian's Chester and Bennett, Derek Fleck and Phil Rutherford who was hiding behind a sousaphone.
The Bennett Brian gave me his banjo and thrust me amid the motley crew. In for a penny, in for a pound, I suggested Anthropology in Bb - no takers so I consented instead to pose for the above photo knowing I will be subject to blackmail for the rest of my life.
I returned the b-a-n-j-o to Brian and they stomped off with Dinah which I must confess sounded good. (Why do people pick on banjos?)
Little did I know this would be the only jazz I would hear today!
I'd checked the Maine Street website earlier but no cancellations were announced so I looked forward to listening to their brand of Dixieland.
Alas, the weather had caused them to Call The Whole Thing Off. This was unfortunate as there were quite a few disppointed faces including a couple of new ones.
Still all was not lost thanks to some congenial company.
The band hope to be back next Thursday but tonight's gig at Sunniside is also off.
Lance.

1 comment :

Brian Bennett said...

Gotcha!

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