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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.

Friday, December 06, 2013

RIP Stan Tracey

Breaking news is the very sad report of the death, earlier today, of Stan Tracey OBE. Until today, he was the most iconic living British jazz legend. One of the truly outstanding musicians and composers Stan Tracey was a force to be reckoned with whether playing solo piano or leading a large ensemble. He frequently appeared in the north-east either at the Corner House or Sage Gateshead. It was at the former establishment that I first met him. I was taking the money on the door for a Jazz North East concert featuring Stan and without looking up I said to a chap walking past me, "Excuse me that will be £2 (or whatever) please."
He looked at me, smiled then said, "Usually you pay me!" - Stan Tracey.
There will be many tributes and obituaries and, as they appear they will be linked.
In the meantime our deepest sympathies to Clark Tracey and all Stan's family and friends.
Sadly missed.
Stan Tracey was just over 3 weeks away from his 87th birthday.

3 comments :

BenshamLad said...

How sad! I had the pleasure of seeing him play several times in the mid 60s in pubs in London and I was very impressed. Alas I have never seen him since but I have listened to his many recordings. RIP Stan. Will he be buried Under Milk Wood?

Jude (on f/b) said...

Second bit of sad news in a day.

Pam (on f/b) said...

Oh what a sad day RIP Stan greatest respect

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