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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, December 22, 2011

Christmas Jazz at Rosie Malone's.


Joe Errington (tpt/vcl); Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Jim McBriarty (clt/sop/vcl); Mike Bird (clt); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms); Olive Rudd (vcl)..
Plus Mike Bird and the Fledglings. Mike (clt); Emma (euph/alt); Alexander and William (cor.)
This was quite a memorable afternoon and not least because I won a Xmas tea towel in the raffle - delete 'not'! Joe Errington was in town from Denmark, Mike Bird and his musical family flew in from Wakefield and the room was crowded. The ambiance was good and it was nice to hear ex River City Jazzman/Papa Bue trumpeter Joe punching out that New Orleans style lead. Herbie and Joe ignited a few sparks off each other with Jimmy Mac filling in the cracks. 
George Richardson is near perfect on piano - even when he switches to vibes or banjo mode he manages to produce the characteristics of those instruments so much so that you are wondering how they managed to hide a set of vibes on such a small stage!
Olive looked good and sounded great on Some of These Days and Doctor Jazz to mention but a couple.
Earlier, walking up King Street, I heard what at first sounded like the Salvation Army playing carols. This wasn't no army but Mike Bird, his good lady Emma and their children William and Alexander doing a spot of street entertainment. Later on they played an intermission carol set before returning later to blow Satin Doll and Jazz Me Blues.
A stomping afternoon.
Lance.

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