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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 Monday May 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2013 Preview

Friday 5 April. The Sage. Hall Two. 8:00 pm
Soweto Kinch: The Legend of Mike Smith + Zara MacFarlane
(Preview by Russell)
Alto saxophonist Soweto Kinch is the real deal. A virtuoso musician, Kinch is rooted in the urban culture of his generation, embracing hip hop as the valid art form it is. Jazz as an art form can be insular and somewhat conservative. The hip hop tag should not dissuade the jazz fan from hearing Kinch - he will be a revelation, ears will be opened and CDs will sell like hot cakes. Kinch on alto is as good as it gets. You like Eric Dolphy, you think Peter King is the business, you’ll love Soweto Kinch. Hearing him rapping is poetry (jazz poetry) in (supersonic) motion. It all makes sense, it ain’t nonsense. Politically charged (don’t switch-off), a running (sprinting) commentary of all that matters, hear Kinch free-styling and be amazed. His current pre-occupation is The Legend of Mike Smith an epic double CD charting the travails of our eponymous hero, the  aspiring MC Mike Smith. The jazz is sublime, the rap rhyme devine (believe me Kinch can do better than that!). His new trio is A* standard and can be heard on the opening night of the Gateshead International Jazz Festival in Hall Two; Shaney Forbes (drums) and double bassist Karl Rashid-Abel will confirm that the new generation of British jazz musicians is as good as their illustrious predecessors. A support set by Zara MacFarlane is something to look forward to. MacFarlane’s star is fast rising. Catch her now in the intimate confines of Hall Two as next time she could well be headlining in Hall One! There is much to recommend in this year’s festival, if there is a better concert than Soweto Kinch it will be, as they say, ‘something else’.   
Russell.       

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