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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 26

Afternoon

Jazz

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.

More Jam - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free. Jam session with house trio.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 11:30am (street set) & 1:00pm stage set. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. Tel: 01325 788564. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Geordie Jazz Man - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 5:30pm. £10.00. Screening of Abbie Lewis’ documentary film about Keith Crombie & the Jazz Café.

Gavin Lee: Reg Wall's New Orleans Ragtime Band - Shotton Colliery Officials Club, Shotton Colliery DH6 2JS. 5:30pm.

Blues

King Snake - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Back to Basics - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. Tel: 01325 245052. 6:15pm. Free. Set lists available, for details Facebook Darlington Jazz Club.

Federica Michisanti’s Trioness - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 260 3246. 8:15pm. £10.00 (£8.00 conc.). JNE.

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

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Jazz Café Jam Session

Sarah Travena (sop); Doug Fielder (ten); Ray Burns (hca/acc); Pete Gilligan (pno); Ray Truscott (bs); Omid Ramak (dms).
The Jazz Café, began life as a coachman's residence and later became a bakery and then a jazz venue. the building dates back to 1760, in many ways so does Keith Crombie, the proprietor a man with firm opinions on present day values. An intensely proud person, Keith has run the Jazz Café without outside funding for 20 years and is no stranger to tilting at windmills! Nor is he averse to giving praise where praise is due and today he was full of praise for the Sunday "afternoon" jammers.
Deservedly so, Sarah is continuingly developing on soprano and now that Pete is back to his two-handed best they make a great team.
On tenor Doug offers an interesting contrast whilst Ray Burns (pictured) played great harmonica as well as picking up the sartorial kudos. Ray Truscott and Omid helped drive things along and all in all it was an enjoyable session.
As a sort of an intermission three young guys - two guitars one conga drum - joined Pete and Ray Truskett for Take A Walk On The Wild Side. Without a mic it was difficult for the vocal to cut through so will reserve judgement.
Lance.

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