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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 Sunday May 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar - Blyth Battery, The Links, Blyth NE24 3PQ. 10:00am-4:00pm. Free. 'Blyth Battery Goes to War Weekend'.

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.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free. Jam session with house trio (James Harrison, piano).

Blues

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

Archie Brown & the Young Bucks - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Sue Ferris Quintet - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Philip Clouts Quartet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £10.00 (£7.00 student).

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

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Rosies is now Refined! Maine Street Jazzmen Defy the Weather

Ray Harley (tpt); Herbie Hudson (tmb, hca,vcl); Derek Fleck (clt); Brian Chester (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms).
The weather improved although whether that had anything to do with retired Weatherman Derek Fleck is totally inconsequential as I don't care what the weatherman says when the weatherman says it's raining - I'm not complaining, just rambling on!
The aforementioned ex-weatherman Derek was depping for McBriarty, the younger, whilst the Amos to his Andy - Brian Chester (photo) - stood in on keys for Malcolm Armstrong who was snowbound (ish) in Ponteland.
It was good to be back midst the Cumberland Bitter and the Tin Roof Blues after last week's cancellation and despite the changes of personel they got a good sound - Savoy Blues in particular had the Kid Ory feel about it that didn't hurt a bit.
Sweet Georgia Brown was as good as any instrumental version going the rounds and Olive's When Your Smiling, Some of These Days and All of Me more than made up for her failure to sell me a winning raffle ticket (verdict: singing great, raffle ticket selling could do better.)
Ray Harley and Herbie were their usual exuberant selves, Derek Fleck as inscrutable as ever, Brian Chester, a dark enigmatic figure modulating melodically in the background whilst the cucumber cool bassist Ruddered the ship into Mike Humble's propulsive launch pad.
Yes! - Rosie's on a Thursday is the hottest ticket in town. BSH correspondent Ann Alex thought the clientele more refined than on her last visit - I think it was because someone had shaved!

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