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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 Friday May 24

Afternoon

Jazz

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Giles Strong Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Evening.

Blues/Soul/Funk

Dave Kelly & Christine Collister - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA . Tel: 03000 266 600. 8:00pm. £18.00.

The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

Groove-a-matics - Lindisfarne Club, West St., Wallsend NE28 8LG. Tel: 0191 262 4258. 9:00pm.

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

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Where are the George Shearing tributes?

I have been keeping an eye open for some sort of tribute programme to the late, great, Sir George Shearing. I do find it so sad that more coverage has not yet come to light.
Jazz greats such as Sir John Dankworth and Humph were quickly brought to recognition in TV and radio as a mark of respect and quite rightly so.
Even my own local newspaper which has a "Jazz notes" column every week failed to mention his passing.
Why? There must be huge footage of his lifelong work in concert and with all the greats that he worked with, so it's not as though this would take much preparation.
Anyway, such programmes need to be aired soon after the event, otherwise they simply lose their impetus.
Liz.

5 comments :

LondonJazz said...

Liz not what you're looking for, but Martin Chilton (son of John) did a nice tribute in the Telegraph

Lance said...

Jazz Record requests have just played George's version of It Could Happen To You and announced they are doing a tribute program soon so send in requests now.

Jude Murphy (via FB) said...

Couldn't agree more - seems like it's been completely under the radar. I suppose Humph, especially, had such a high media profile that he got lots of coverage. But it's George Shearing who we've just lost!

russell said...

Fullsome tributes were paid in The Guardian (Feb.15) and The Independent (Feb.16)

Russell

George Milburn said...

You will know him by his works! The way I got to know George Shearing was through playing his piano arrangements - the way he followed standard melodies with such inspired harmony, producing some of the most amazing chord progressions, yet without over-egging the pudding - a true understated genius! You may laugh but my favourite is, I'm in the Mood for Love - no, seriously!

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