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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 Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Monday, July 09, 2012

Welcome aboard Desmond.

Where do I begin to thank you?
Our exchange re Peter Fielding was just the start! The link with back copies of the dear 'ol 'Melody Maker' triggered even more memories - memories I shall share with old ex musician friends I have --and who are still around!
I randomly brought up the 16th February 1952 edition, and on the front page noted that George Evans was 'reorganising at Newcastle' and that Lena Horne was to tour 'in June'.
With regard to Lena's tour (with husband Lennie Hayton), her backing band was, the Teddy Foster Orchestra, whose line up included my pal and best man, trombonist Eric Noble (now 82) who I still see each year in Tenerife, to natter about 'the old days'!
I guess finding your website means that I shall be shutting myself away for the duration. Happily, my long suffering wife of 56 years (whom I met whilst at the Astoria, Charing Cross Road, London) knows of my passion for music and those good days gone by!
Desmond.

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