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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 Saturday May 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, Dovecote St., Amble NE65 0DX. 12:00pm - 3:00pm (music from 1:00pm). £10.00. See poster for more details.

Sax on the Tyne, St George's Church Hall, St George's Close, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2TF. 5:00-7:00pm. Free (donations). A Jesmond Community Festival event.

Evening

Baghdaddies - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 6:00pm. £10.00. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Lady & the Jazz Tramps - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Radio Pensacola Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Earl Scruggs, Banjo Legend Dies.

Hardly within the scope of this blog yet Earl Scruggs was such a revered and innovative musician that his passing cannot be allowed to go unmentioned. He revolutionised the approach to picking the five string (G) banjo and influenced many Bluegrass and Country players.
He also invented Scruggs tuning pegs which made different banjo tunings easier to effect.
Best known for his work with Lester Flatt the duo one many awards.
Flatt died in 1979.
Earl Scruggs died March 28, 2012 aged 88.
By coincidence the same day that The Sage released details of its Americana Festival of which the music of Earl Scruggs provided a deep influence.
RIP.
Lance.

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