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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 Friday May 24

Afternoon

Jazz

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Giles Strong Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Evening.

Blues/Soul/Funk

Dave Kelly & Christine Collister - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA . Tel: 03000 266 600. 8:00pm. £18.00.

The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

Groove-a-matics - Lindisfarne Club, West St., Wallsend NE28 8LG. Tel: 0191 262 4258. 9:00pm.

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

Monday, February 27, 2012

I Get a Kick Out of Ruth @ The Cherry Tree.

Ruth Lambert (vcl); Stuart Collingwood (pno); Neil Harland (bs); Paul Smith (dms).
Ruth decided she was Taking a Chance on Love which as we all know is a much bigger deal than taking a chance on Mushroom Fritters with Mozzarella, Pine Nuts, Roquet and Basil Oil. which is what I did. It worked out fine for both of us!
Whilst I was delighting in the piquancy of my starter Our Lady Ruth gave out with Dream a Little Dream of Me, What is This Thing Called Love and The Nearness of You. All done with the Lambert trademarks - the permanent smile you're sure is directed to you alone, the light falsetto swoops that tell you this is no mere mundane reading but an adventurous sortie which could end in disaster but doesn't. How could it with such a safety net as Messrs Collingwood, Harland and Smith?
My Confit of Pork, Lyonais Potatoes, Apple and Black Pudding arrived as Ruth went into that song from Black Orpheus which seems to have a thousand titles. This version was A Day in The Life of a Clown - one thing is sure - the Chef at the Cherry Tree is no clown! 
Blue Skies and Black Coffee for Ruth and a bottle of Black Sheep for me before it was time for Time After Time. Ruth and Neil - Voice and Bass - played the opening chorus before Stu took over for some exploratory piano playing. We have some great keyboard men in the north east and Stu is certainly up there with them. Likewise, on drums, Paul Smith too is in contention. Neil Harland? - Daddy Cool! 
Interval time and a chat with Ruth who informed me that the young guy, sitting with his dad and enjoying the music, had sung at the Jazz Café last night. One of the two singers mentioned by Kav who appeared after I left..(Pleased to meet you Rob - and your dad Chris.)
The second set began with Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby and S'Wonderful. Mine began with Pistachio, Almond and Apricot Tart and it too was S'Wonderful!
Fever, One Note Samba, It Had to Be You and Autumn Leaves - a request. Some years ago, I requested Ruth to sing Blue Champagne and I'm still waiting. This guy gets his request within 5 minutes! Mind you he was younger than me although I too was young(er) when I put my request in.
I Get a Kick Out of You wrapped it all up.
Nice one.
Lance.

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