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Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Monday August 19

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Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see centre column).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

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Saturday, June 09, 2012

Sad News From Ashington - R.I.P. Sheila Taylor

FRIENDS IN JAZZ
My wife Sheila was diagnosed with lung cancer about a year ago and died peacefully in hospital yesterday. During the whole of that time her main concern was that Ashington Jazz Club carried on as normal. During that period she never missed a gig and somehow manage to negotiate the notorious stairs at the Elephant. Helping me on "the door" and making everyone welcome, setting the room up, lighting tea lights and making posters were always her main tasks - all done with love and affection. We also went regularly to the Cherry Tree where you (Lance) met her on several occasions. The last time was a Djangologie gig and Sheila spent time with James Birkett. Thanks also to Roly and Dave Kerr for their support.
Over the years she did not come to every gig but she did enjoy attending for vocalists such as Ruth and Zoe. Sheila and I went to Lindsay Hannon's first gig at Kikharle Courtyard. There and then Sheila got me to book Lindsay for the Elephant.
Sheila was a great organiser and was chairman of the local Townswoman's Guild as well as being in the Scrabble, coffee morning and ladies clubs. She had lots of interests, including the former school where she taught.
Thanks once again.
Friends in jazz
John

6 comments :

Lance said...

Very sorry to hear the sad news John. I know she was a tower of strength for you as you were for her when first diagnosed.
My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

Very sorry to hear the awful news John.
Thinking of you.
Roly

Dave Kerr said...

Just to say that my thoughts are with you at this sad time and hope your dedication to the music you love will help you through.
Dave Kerr

Dave Telfer (on Facebook) said...

So sorry, my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Mia Webb (on Facebook). said...

So sorry John. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. Take care and God Bless. Mia x

Peter Wardle (Cherry Tree) said...

I was very sad to learn of the news that Sheila Taylor had died. Sheila and John regularly came to the restaurant on Monday jazz nights and it was always a pleasure to have a chat with them and catch up with the latest news in the music world. Sheila was a lovely lady who enjoyed her visits and she will be greatly missed by all the staff at the restaurant. We send our condolences to John and her family and we look forward to seeing John again very soon.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
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