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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 Saturday May 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, Dovecote St., Amble NE65 0DX. 12:00pm - 3:00pm (music from 1:00pm). £10.00. See poster for more details.

Sax on the Tyne, St George's Church Hall, St George's Close, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2TF. 5:00-7:00pm. Free (donations). A Jesmond Community Festival event.

Evening

Baghdaddies - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 6:00pm. £10.00. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Lady & the Jazz Tramps - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Radio Pensacola Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Saturday, July 21, 2012

More on the Magnolia Club

I was still at school when I first discovered jazz at the Royal Arcade. It was early 1952 and you had to become a member. The card I was given was titled the Club Magnolia. As a 16 year old schoolboy I was more interested in listening and jiving to hot music than who was running the club. I remember that it was unlicensed and the 1st band spot was normally The High Society New Orleans Band (This outfit was a bit too traditional for me) The second spot featured the Bernicia Jazz Band which copied the Eddie Condon sound. Finally the evening would end with the Panama Jazz Band - I always loved to hear Joe McMullen on trumpet as he was a great admirer of Freddy Randell, and attempted to play similar trumpet/cornet licks. This club was my favourite place for jazz until national service in 1954. The club during that period may have changed it's name, although I never had any problem being admitted or asked for a new card. When I came out of the army in 1956, the jazz scene had changed radically; I was now married and so I lost touch with club attendance. You may be right in your assertions. It was a long time ago. I kept the original card in my wallet for years until it finally crumbled away. At 76 years I still love most styles of music except contemporary jazz. It must be my age. I should imagine most of the fans who could corrorobate my story have all passed on by now.
Newton Cleghorn.

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