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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 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar - Blyth Battery, The Links, Blyth NE24 3PQ. 10:00am-4:00pm. Free. 'Blyth Battery Goes to War Weekend'.

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.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

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

Blues

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

Archie Brown & the Young Bucks - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Sue Ferris Quintet - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Philip Clouts Quartet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £10.00 (£7.00 student).

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

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Info wanted on Teddy Warren and Newcastle's Paramount Jazz Band

My wife and I  (we are both in our 70's)  are seeking information on her father's  band  The Paramount Jazz Band who were based in Newcastle during the 1940's. His name was Teddy Warren who died in  1963. She has happy memories of musical nights with various musicians who came to the house, perhaps you know of anyone that may help. 


By the way I have been an avid jazz fan since I was around  15, in the early days I saw such bands as Ted Heath, Ken Mackintosh, Vic Lewis, the Kirchin Band etc when they came to the City Hall, then of course the great American  bands - Ellington, Basie , Brubeck etc. and have followed jazz ever since, although I do not go to jazz venues  these days, the last one being Herbie Hancock at the City Hall. 

I worked extensively abroad and I occasionally got to jazz gigs and clubs in Spain, Italy and other places.  I once heard a young blonde haired trumpet  player in a cafe in Spain,  just playing solo, I recall how good the guy was and how influenced he was by ' Miles '  (bows head)  I believe he was American, to this day I wonder if it was a young Chris Botti, I shall  never know .

Enough of an old man's ramblings, if you can give us any information that would be great if not no harm done.
I am looking forward to reading your website, and other local jazz sites during my Google search. I still listen to jazz on the radio and of course through the internet, shame to say that at 73 I am an internet geek, sad really, it must be nearly time for my Horlicks and  ' Book at bedtime'.
Les Clydesdale.

1 comment :

Lance said...

I wonder, can your wife remember the names of any of the musicians who came to the house?

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