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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).

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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.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tasha Seale @ The Cherry Tree.

Tasha Seale (vcl); Stuart Collingwood (pno); Neil Harland (bs); Malcolm Dick (dms).
After a tentative Stella, Tasha swung out on Bye Bye Blackbird followed by Love Me Or Leave Me and God Bless the Child.
Despite her association with a smash hit musical, the double M words weren't mentioned instead Ms Seale concentrated, at least for the first set, on gasbook material such as the above, Lady is a Tramp and My Favourite Things. Well Rodgers and Hammerstein might include brown paper packages tied up with string amongst their favourite things but mine would start with Confit Pork, Blue Cheese and Walnut Rillette, Apple Puree and Pickled Shallots.
Tasha went into Makin' Whoopee which is what I was doing in anticipation of my Bavette Steak with Frites, Garlic and Parsley Butter. 
All of Me why not take all of me sang Tasha - I did just that with my Bavette steak!.
Billy Joel's New York State of Mind (clever title) signified a move towards more contemporary material such as I Will Survive and My Cherie Amour.
Peel Me A Grape - a number as sensuous as my Sticky Toffee Pudding with Salt Butter Caramel - saw the band fall into a nice, relaxed groove behind the singer.
Stu provided sound backing as well as great solos. The trio's feature, I Got Rhythm, went at tempo de lick and nobody abandoned ship.
A good session.
Lance.

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