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Aubrey Logan: "I chose trombone because trombone just kicks my ass, and I needed to do something that was hard" - (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 Thursday May 23



Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.



Elina Duni + Trio FCT - Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £10.00. & £8.00.

Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Dave Archbold (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

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

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thoughts on 2010 - Part 2 - Away Days

All my jazz listening wasn't done purely in the North-East there were sporadic trips to London which made for some diversity of sounds.
The Ian Carr Celebration Concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall was an evening to remember with former members of Nucleus, Michael Garrick and other Ian Carr associated bands. Sadly no representatives of the Emcee Five.
A couple of visits to Pizza Express - one to catch Lee Konitz the other as Bebop Spoken Here's representative at the Pizza Jazz Awards - both were good nights. Cleveland Watkiss and Norma Winstone were the big winners at the latter event.
Norma cropped up again last month at The Barbican as part of the London Jazz Festival and was superb. Likewise Chucho Valdes' Afro-Cuban-Messengers at the same venue and the Cedar Walton Trio at Ronnie's. Walton had a sensational Italian tenor player - Piero Odorici.
A couple of trips to the King's Head at Crouch End were worth the bus journey. The first was for Simon Spillett's Quartet. Superb tenor playing but, sadly, the last time I would hear Martin Drew. The second visit was for Pete Long's Gillespiana - a truly amazing band playing Dizzy's big band scores.
Punctuating these gigs were visits to The Spice of Life - my favourite jazz spot in London (at least on a Wednesday) - any singer with jazz pretensions has to make it here to be a player so needless to say the standard is incredibly high.
More thoughts to come...

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