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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 Saturday May 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, Dovecote St., Amble NE65 0DX. 12:00pm - 3:00pm (music from 1:00pm). £10.00. See poster for more details.

Sax on the Tyne, St George's Church Hall, St George's Close, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2TF. 5:00-7:00pm. Free (donations). A Jesmond Community Festival event.

Evening

Baghdaddies - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 6:00pm. £10.00. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Lady & the Jazz Tramps - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Radio Pensacola Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Monday, December 05, 2011

Live Wire Unplugged @ The Cherry Tree

Karen Harding,vcl; Andrew Garner, pno/vcl; Richard Dudley, gtr; Stuart Davies, bs.
Atlantic Prawn and Crayfish Cocktail, Whisky Marie Rose and Buttered Brown Bread. This seemed as a good a place as any to start after my aperitif of Black Sheep ale. Both were delicious.
Being the Christmas Fayre menu I felt obliged to order Roast Turkey Breast, Roasted Roots, Sage and Onion, Roast Gravy and Mulled Cranberry Compote and it was a wise choice the unfortunate turkey just fell apart under my knife and went down a treat. What could possibly follow that save Home Made Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce. I'm not quite sure how a dish served in a restaurant can be described as 'home made' but nevertheless it too hit the taste buds right on the nose.
Which brings me to the music of which there isn't a lot to say.
Karen Harding is young, attractive and has, I think, a good voice. I say 'I think' as the sound could have been better and at times it was difficult to hear her above the accompaniment. This difficulty was exacerbated by the Christmas party bonhomie and the exploding crackers.
Carole King, Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Adele and Alicia Keys were some of the contemporary singer/songwriters who were represented along with the inevitable Summertime.
I could only stay for the first set so hopefully the sound improved for the second.
Lance.

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