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Jeff Lindberg: "You can have innovative new music and you can play music of the masters. They're not going to cancel each other out" - (DownBeat June 2019).


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 Sunday May 26



Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

More Jam - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free. Jam session with house trio.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 11:30am (street set) & 1:00pm stage set. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. Tel: 01325 788564. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Geordie Jazz Man - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 5:30pm. £10.00. Screening of Abbie Lewis’ documentary film about Keith Crombie & the Jazz Café.

Gavin Lee: Reg Wall's New Orleans Ragtime Band - Shotton Colliery Officials Club, Shotton Colliery DH6 2JS. 5:30pm.


King Snake - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.



Back to Basics - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. Tel: 01325 245052. 6:15pm. Free. Set lists available, for details Facebook Darlington Jazz Club.

Federica Michisanti’s Trioness - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 260 3246. 8:15pm. £10.00 (£8.00 conc.). JNE.

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

Monday, July 09, 2012

Jesus just left Chicago headed down Ouseburn way. Ray Stubbs R & B All Stars, Tyne Bar July 8.

Ray Stubbs (vocals & harmonica), John Hedley (guitar), Ray Snowdon (keyboards), Max Whitehouse (bass) & Brian Ferry (drums)
Godfather of the blues Ray Stubbs possesses the sixty-a-day vocal chords of which other blues vocalists can but dream. Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Muddy, Albert King and Sleepy John Estes provided the inspiration for the veteran bluesman’s set. Harp ever at hand, his sound is straight out of South Side Chicago (with just a little bit of ‘south of the Tyne’ Gateshead!). The Tyne Bar was busy, the regulars knew what they were going to get and Stubbs’ band didn’t disappoint. John Hedley’s guitar ghosted Hubert Sumlin then Kings Albert and BB as Ray Snowdon rattled the keys atop blues beat engine boys Max Whitehouse (bass) and Brian Ferry (drums). Stubbs does what he does as well as anyone and he plays exactly what he wants to play. The crowd loved it. The set list will be similar next time out and next year and the year after. That is exactly as it should be.

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