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Aubrey Logan: "I chose trombone because trombone just kicks my ass, and I needed to do something that was hard" - (DownBeat June 2019).


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 Thursday May 23



Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.



Elina Duni + Trio FCT - Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £10.00. & £8.00.

Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Dave Archbold (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

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

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Noel Dennis Quintet @ The Bridge.

Noel Dennis (tpt); Graeme Wilson (ten/sop); Paul Edis (pno); Andy Champion (bs); Adrian Tilbrook (dms); Zoe Gilby (vcl).
Noel's farewell to Tyneside gig paid tribute to Miles in the form of a cross-section of his work ranging from the Birth of the Cool (Boplicity) to Bitches Brew and beyond.
The front-line perfectly captured the mood of Miles and Noel paid tribute to The Prince of Darkness without in anyway attempting to imitate. Noel's too much his own man. Likewise Graeme filled the Shorter/Coltrane role without loss of identity. Zoe sang My Ship with a nod towards Gil Evans and a superb Nothing Like You.
Paul, Andy and Adrian were right on the money throughout with Adrian having fun on, I think, You and I. Seven Steps to Heaven is a great tune and the band did it justice.
So a fitting farewell to Noel - our loss, Glasgow's gain - although no doubt he will return from time to time wearing a Tam O' Shanter and playing cool bagpipes.

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