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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 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.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Jazz is Where You Find It

I'm heading for the South Shields Metro when I hear, in the distance, an alto sax that sounds rather like Charlie Holmes - he of the old Luis Russell band. Intrigued I source the source - I know it won't be coming from the HMV store - jazz doesn't rate on their menu it is filed under 'Easy Listening' and thus you get Vera Lynn rubbing shoulders with Diana Krall and, not being Xmas, it won't be Derek Fleck and the Brians Chester and Bennett.
I boogie up King Street towards the Market Place, the volume increases and I hear a stompy version of Sweet Georgia Brown that could have held its own in a Harlem after hours joint back in the 1930s.
Six guys of a foreign persuasion are swinging along in front of the old Woolworth's store with some pleasant soloing from alto and cornet.
Woolworth's was always good for a bargain and I'm happy to hear an extended version of Sweet Georgia and a rollicking Saints for my 50p!
Lance

1 comment :

Harley said...

This looks like the same band I saw in Durham last Saturday. For me it sounded like gypsy jazz. Maybe there is a theme to this band.

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