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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 Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Thursday, February 10, 2011

RIP Don Ferrara

Just a note to mention that trumpeter Don Ferrara died 18th. January aged 82. He’s been living near San Diego, California. He was a student of Lennie Tristano’s and was instrumental (sorry) in introducing Warne Marsh to Lennie when both Don and Warne were together in the US army in 1947. Jack Goodwin.

3 comments :

DAVE THE RAVE said...

Sorry to hear of the passing of Don Ferrara. One of my favourite tracks was the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band's 1960 recording of Ellington's "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'", which boasted a great trumpet solo by Don. Another underrated great. DAVE THE RAVE

Girish said...

Decades ago I had An EP recording of Lee Konitz and Don Ferrara called "Very Kool".
On this recording, this hard bop trumpeter blows some awesome explosive trumpet with some very high notes thrown in.
His solo work is well conveived and superbly executed.
RIP.
Girish
Mumbai, India

Barbara Lauren said...

I KNEW DON FERRERA MANY YEARS AGO...I STUDIED PIANO WITH LENNY TRISTANO AND OFTEN WENT TO HEAR HIM PLAY AT THE "HALF NOTE" IN NYC...ON MANY OCCASIONS DON FERRARA SAT IN AND HE WAS TRULY AMAZING! HE WILL BE MISSED...
SINCERELY,
BARBARA LAUREN

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