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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 Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pete Gilligan/Mark Williams @ Hoochie Coochie.

Pete Gilligan (pno); Mark Williams (gtr)
This was superb even though I didn't always recognize the tunes - neither Mark nor Pete are given to on-stage verbosity and there were moments when I guessed wrongly!
Nevertheless, it was a stormer with both players hitting one hundred and eighty particularly on the bebop numbers such as Bud's Bubble and Pete's signature dish - Anthropology. The unison passages between guitar and piano as well as the interplay and the inevitable fours made the old Dizzy Gillespie number the highlight of the night.
Not far behind were Chick Corea's Spain, Jarrett's Memories of Tomorrow and a couple of Metheny's as well as Herbie Hancock's Cantaloup Island.
Pete's back again next Thursday hosting a jam session in place of the previously advertised Frith Street.
This Sunday (Jan. 29) it's The Fantastics - an exciting jazz/funk/soul mix - and it's free!
Photos by Kaveh Emami.
Lance.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I arrived late at this gig but got a very nice surprise when I walked in. It was like one of those (rare) occasions in a European city when you happened to wander into a small club and find a really great jazz band playing. This felt like a jazz club. There was small but reasonable crowd and no loud talking. The focus was all on the stage and the musicians and they just played - superbly.
'Anthropology' was terrific and 'Spain' a great way to finish.
JC

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