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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, June 04, 2012

Hannabiell and Midnight Blue @ The Green Festival, Leazes Park, Newcastle. Sunday June 3.

(Review by Lance).
Sitting in the sun it was warm. In the shade it was Brass Monkeys - no, I don't mean the band formerly known as Horn Dogs - read about them later. However, weather-wise,   once Hannabiell and Midnight Blue hit the ground running the mercury rose considerably and folk were dancing and whooping enthusiastically.
It was a brilliant if predictable set from the punchiest slide-person this side of Madison Square Garden driven on by a hypnotic rhythm section and some rockin' and rollin' tenor sax. Didn't catch any of their names but they all contributed massively. Catch them again next Saturday (June 9) at Hoults Yard, Walker.
I wandered off and mingled amongst the many stalls selling books, food, clothes, redemption and beer. The Green Festival has an air of Glastonbury about it and there weren't many Union Jacks present apart from my lapel pin. In general the crowd were what years ago we might have called Beatniks or Hippies - I felt distinctly over-washed. But it was a good atmosphere and I look forward to next year - maybe it will be warmer.
Lance.

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