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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 Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Friday, June 22, 2012

Jazz America

Those of us of a certain age may well remember listening to Willis Conover's Voice of America Jazz Hour which was broadcast nightly from 1953 to 2005. Well Conover may have gone to the studio in the sky but his memory lives on with the current Voice of America program - Jazz America hosted by Russ Davis.
I've just listened to, among others, tracks by Bill Evans, Tal Farlow as well as Bela Fleck talking and playing Bluegrass Jazz on banjo - this program certainly has variety! Like the original, Jazz America is aimed at countries where jazz isn't readily accessible and English isn't always spoken so bear with the sometimes pedantic approach - the music is worth it. It was on VOA that I first heard The Atomic Mr Basie, Ellington at Newport 56 and Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section - who knows but that I may discover more gems!
Lance.

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