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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 Monday May 20

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Doctor John and the Lower 911 @ The Sage Americana Festival.

I should have gone to the Splinter 'All-Dayer'. at The Bridge, I could have looked in on the Americana 'Outdoor Stage". There were other gigs too but, for me, the only game in town was in Paris and on the Champs Elysée. What a finish to Le Tour! Mark Cavendish burst from the pack like 'El Gato' in the finale of a Duke Elington suite to blow everyone away. As for Duke, call him Bradley Wiggins with second placed Chris Froome as first lieutenant, Billy Strayhorn. The greatest ever day for British Cycling
Over at The Sage, Doctor John produced a rockin' set that deserved and got a standing ovation. Apart from the dirty low down blues laid down by the good doctor on piano, organ and vocals, there were yellow jersey performances from Jon Cleary on keys, Raymond (Weber?) on drums, I didn't catch all the names but Sarah, a young trombone player and Darren on baritone sax made a good horn section whilst the Fenders were used effectively by Dave (bass) and John (lead).
Sarah and The Doc had a great vocal duet on Makin' Whoopee and overall the show was a tonic to watch and listen to. I prescribe it to anyone  - heap good medicine.
Earlier, support band, Phantom Limb provided  a solid opening set.
Lance.

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