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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.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Kids on the Block at Jazz Café

Pete Gilligan (pno/bs/dms); Sarah Travena (sop); Ray Truscott (bs); Colm Rooney (pno); Arjen Jongschaap (alt); Christian Prior (pno) and others.
I arrived to the music of Chuck Berry and Tina Turner - they were strutting it on screen. It was a few struts later before things got moving off screen but - when it did - it was worth waiting for.
In the words of The Duke, Suddenly it Jumped. Not just on stage but audience too.
The room was full and Sarah blew Perdido setting a benchmark for those who dared.
there were so many new faces today I couldn't keep track. The guitarist's name I failed to capture but he's a class act so it will no doubt be revealed with the passage of time.
Arjen Jongschaap, a young Dutch alto player (pictured above), had some delicious moments - one to note. His buddy Christian also played good piano. A trumpet player, a couple of drummers, gave an indication that the new intake may well add a vibrancy to the Newcastle jazz scene.
The room was packed and Herr Crombie was doing such good business he even smiled.
Lance.

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