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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 Friday May 24

Afternoon

Jazz

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.

Evening.

Blues/Soul/Funk

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.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Welcome back Paul Grainger to Jazz Café Society


Peter Gilligan (pno); Paul Grainger, Ray Truscott (bs); Richard Herdman (gtr).
It was good to have Paul Grainger back at the JC after his pedi op. Along with Pete Gilligan the duo grooved high on Bouncing With Bud - not to be confused with Bud's Bubble as Pete reminded me I frequently do! What's in a name? They're both good tunes!
Guitarist Herdman made it a trio and they swung. No drummer? So what? Peterson, Herb Ellis and Ray Brown got by without any skins and this was in that vein.
There Will Never Be Another You, Nardis, Who Can I Turn To? and Up Jumped Spring - that delightful Freddie Hubbard jazzed up waltz - were just some of the numbers played.
Punters were few - football fever was running high - but those in the audience very much appreciated what was offered. We even had a bluesman sit in on piano - Pinetop Pelaw perhaps? 
Ray Truscott took over when Paul, still on crutches, left.
Lindsay Hannon dropped by and I'm sure she'd be singing a few - that really would have been the ice in the Martini -  but I had to move on. Sorry Lindsay.
Now that this football malarkey is over as far as England are concerned let's have more people supporting this Sunday afternoon session. You won't hear many guys of this calibre playing the music we love in Pink Lane or indeed in any other coloured lane this side of Blues Alley..
Lance.

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