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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 Sunday May 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar - Blyth Battery, The Links, Blyth NE24 3PQ. 10:00am-4:00pm. Free. 'Blyth Battery Goes to War Weekend'.

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.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

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

Blues

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

Archie Brown & the Young Bucks - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Sue Ferris Quintet - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Philip Clouts Quartet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £10.00 (£7.00 student).

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

Monday, October 22, 2012

Jazz Café Jam. Sunday October 21.


Mark Williams (gtr); Chris Finch (tpt); Paul Grainger (bs).
(Review by Lance)
There Will Never Be Another You was the opener. I looked around the Jazz Café and couldn't help but think that there will never be another place like this.
Outside, the black and white shirts were staggering about but they knew, from past experience, that they wouldn't be allowed inside. A shirt with Birdland or Village Vanguard may have made it...
Mark Williams   is quite simply a brilliant guitarist pulling out some quite amazing runs and phrases. Woe betide anyone who has to 'follow that'! Chris, sensibly, didn't instead he responded with some minimalist trumpet playing..
Chris, recently, came to grief on a slippery floor whilst carrying a couple of pints and, as such, has to forgo piano playing in favour of his second instrument - trumpet.. The fall caused tendon problems and piano playing, he said, is out of the question - or so we thought!
With Paul Grainger on bass, the trio managed Time after Time, Billies Bounce, But Beautiful, Beautiful Love and All The Things You Are - (when in doubt...)
The venue was filling up with the cosmopolitan crowd The Caff attracts - Irish, Chinese, European - even someone from Hebburn (me!) Kaveh Emami took some photos (see above) and the band took the stand once more. This time Chris opted to play one handed piano which he did effectively on Bye Bye Blackbird after which it was time for me to say Bye Bye and head across to the Central Bar.
As I left Ray Truskett entered with bass guitar. Ray, last I heard, was heading west for his winter sojourn in Florida however, it seems, ill health caused him to postpone his departure. No doubt his doctor recommended taking the healing waters dispensed from behind the bar by Dr. Crombie.
The Jazz Café is a gem - it is unique!
Lance.


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