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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.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Jazz Café Sunday

Peter Gilligan (pno); Paul Grainger (bs); Elliott Lewis (gtr); Dan Reed (dms).
Pete and Paul kicked it off with The Nearness of You and the two PGs gave plenty tips to the listeners on just how to play their instruments (PG Tips - get it?) meanwhile, during the bass solo, Pete took time out to phone a drummer. These two guys rank high in my ratings.
It was the usual audience mix at The Café by which I mean the unusual!
A contingent from the RSC were in and I'm told that later, after I'd left for the Splinter @ The Bridge gig, one of their number sat in on piano and impressed Peter Gilligan - no mean feat for a pianist.
Also in the audience was a party from Nottingham one of whom was guitarist Elliott Lewis who,  armed with his Maccaferri sat in and drew the first round of applause for his chorus on Take The A Train.
Elliott is with a gypsy style band - Maniere des Bohemiens who are supporting the Tea Pad Orchestra at The Cumberland Arms in April. If his fellow Bohemiens are of similar calibre it should be un formidable gigue.
Back to today. Next up was There Will Never Be Another You with all three guns blazing. Sweet Georgia Brown and I'll See You In My Dreams had Daniel Reed on drums - this really was the business.
Sadly, the young Djangologist had to leave at this point - he had about 8 minutes left to catch his train!
Hope he made it! Then again, if he didn't - Nottingham's loss would have been Newcastle's gain!
Lance.

2 comments :

Kaveh said...

Last night was wonderful at the Cafe' . There were two male singers for the first time, one was from Malaysia! I did not take that many shots, but have attached a couple just in case.
Kaveh

Lance said...

Thanks Kav, photos added to Jazz Café album

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