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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.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

RIP Big Jim Sullivan.

The man was a legend - played with just about every pop star from the sixties onwards reputedly providing the often anonymous backing to over a 1000 chart singles and, in case you're wondering what he's doing here, look out for his 3 CD set The Big Jim Sullivan Trio plays jazz from The Jazz Café released in 2004. 
Or read what Martin Taylor wrote on F/B today - Just got a phone call with the sad news that my dear friend Big Jim Sullivan has passed. A true guitar legend who will be missed by us all. 

Big Jim Sullivan 1941-2012.

My personal recollection is of Big Jim doing a Fender clinic at a Newcastle Music Store and hearing a few stories afterwards that would be ill-timed to repeat here.
Big Jim was 71 and will be sadly missed by a lot of guitarists - check out the F/B response that is already filling up rapidly with comments!
Obituary
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