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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.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

No Jitterbugging Allowed

Love this photo of the Howard Baker Band from John Carstairs Hallam's collection of old dance band photos. If anyone can add any info regarding the band John would love to hear from you - note the 'No Jitterbugging Sign which would date it as 1940s as, in '40s, '50s it would have read 'No Jiving' or 'No Bopping!'
John has been collecting photos of north-east Dance & Jazz Bands, and issuing postcards to keep their memories alive. He's also interested in bands who played Summer or Winter seasons or had big gigs in the area.
Names such as: Arthur Jacobson, Tommy Bell, Andy Hodgkiss, Billy Taylor, Elizalde, Lew Stone, Ralph Barron, Charlie Mann, George Evans, Arthur Mowat, Albert's Hot Six, Teddy Foster, Arthur Luke, Hubert Tune, Ivy Barnes (just a random selection !) and maybe the Dance Halls themselves.
The time window is up to 1970's and a Jazz / Big Band series could happen if there is sufficient interest or material. Ideally, identification of players and information about the bands and their venues would be a bonus. John plays bass & tuba and collects pre-WW2 orchestrations, which, he says, should demonstrate that he's mad........
As a retired museum curator John knows how to take care of historically valuable material. He intends to lodge copies with suitable Archive/Library records and interested Societies. So if you have any photos or interesting material, or are in contact with any musicians/people who might be able to help, He would be grateful to hear from you.
Contact John Carstairs at hallamjohn@sky.com
Lance.

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