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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 Monday May 20

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Choose your Gig of the Year

Gig of the Year? Tough choice most years. This year I've narrowed it down to two, paradoxically six months apart to the very day.
March 14 - Gregory Porter at Hoochie Coochie. An incredible experience hearing the great man up close in a small venue.
September 14 - Richard Pite's Jazz Repertory Company recreating Jazz At The Philharmonic at London's Cadogan Hall. The 1940s alive and swinging. I was sitting in the gallery which is exactly where the music was aimed at.
At grass roots level, any of the Strictly Smokin' Big Band gigs - particularly the Sunday afternoon sessions at Hoochie.
They are my thoughts let's be having yours!
Lance.

3 comments :

Hugh said...

Starter for 10:

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival - In the Spirit of the Duke.

Hugh said...

And another:

Alan Barnes, with Paul Edis, Paul Susans and Rob Walker at the Jazz Cafe, September 19th. ( http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/alan-barnes-jazz-cafe-september-19.html#more )

Russell said...

Vasi Xenopoulos at Opus 4 Jazz Club, Darlington.

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