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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, December 31, 2013

R.I.P. Boyd Lee Dunlop

We'd all heard of Frankie Dunlop, drummer with Monk for many years, I recall seeing him with Lionel Hampton at Newcastle City Hall - a living legend. But what about his elder brother Boyd Lee Dunlop? I too shook my head. The name meant nothing. That is, until the announcement of his death on December 28 aged 87 when I investigated further..
Boyd gave Frankie his first drum lesson, worked as a labourer in a steelworks whilst playing piano in a club in Buffalo at night, and at 85 made his first CD after someone heard him play in the nursing home where he now lived. It was so successful they recorded him again the following year. How's that for being a late developer?
Rest In Peace.
Obituary.
Lance.

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