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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).

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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 Monday May 20

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's

(Personel as per previous).
What can I say about today's session that Russell didn't say yesterday 'cept that I'm doing it without a hangover - tomorrow might be a different story!
The tunes may have varied but the same punchy drive that makes the Maine Street Jazzmen a Dixieland band who can walk tall anywhere in the world was evident.
From the opening Royal Garden Blues to the closing Bad Penny Blues they kept the assembled horde of ne'er-do-wells and hobbledeyhoys entertained and, if there were any complaints it was only the lack of real ale on the pumps - the manager assures me this will be resolved.
Ray excelled on Bad Penny as well as blowing an inspired cadenza on Basin Street. Herbie was at his most Kid Oryesque whilst Jim not only played suave clarinet but hit us with some Trumbauer-like alto.
The rhythm section kept it in the alley with a lowdown dirty mean drag that didn't drag at all but jumped up and said 'get on the floor there and shake your butt!'
Olive sang Swing That Music - it, the band, and she did just that."
With Russell and Graphic Artist Bill in attendance it also served as the Bebop Spoken Here AGM!
Lance.

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