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Jeff Lindberg: "You can have innovative new music and you can play music of the masters. They're not going to cancel each other out" - (DownBeat June 2019).


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



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.



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, March 26, 2012

Gateshead International Jazz Festival - Curtis Stigers Sunday March 25.

Curtis Stigers (vcl/ten);  John "Scrapper" Sneider (tpt); James Schofield (gtr); Matt Fries (pno); Keith Hall (dms); ? (bs).
(Photo courtesy of Andy Lawless.)
As anticipated in my CD review this concert was very much based around his latest album Let's Go Out Tonight. as well as some hits of yore and occasionally some jazz. mainly from Scrapper Sneider who, for me, blew the best trumpet of the whole weekend..
Stigers didn't play a lot of tenor but when he did it was good and the voice has that pleasant late night croak about it but, to my ears, this wasn't really what a jazz festival is all about.
Having said that, overall it's been a good festival with many highlights starting with  Zoe (Gilby) and culminating (for me) with Zoe (Rahman). Plus a lot of good things in-between.
Roll on next year (April 5 - 7)

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