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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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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Budtones @ The Globe -Feb. 15.

Stu Finden (sax);  Fiona Finden (sax, vocals);  James Archer (piano);  Aidan Finden (guitar);  Jim Crinson (bass);  Eric Stutt (drums).
(Review & Photo by Ken Drew).
A lovely mix of tunes (standards and originals) and a nice band mix made for a good sound all round.   The audience size  was minimal until the Arena event (earlier start) provided some ‘top-up’ numbers to the audience  – very useful passing trade, including two prospective New Members!  Also two members sampling the scene for the first time – and keen to help! 
Starting with The Message, the tunes ranged from standards – West Coast Blues,  God Bless the Child,   So What,   4&6,  Some Other Blues interspersed with originals (mix of Finden and/or Finden) – including Stu’s Blues, Lullaby of Wordland, then the last tune – So Tired.  The sax’s were clear and dynamic with a good interplay between the two, and nice hand-offs by Stu to the others for their share of the solo spots.  Aiden did well for his first gig with the enlarged band line-up.   Overall a good night of live jazz!
Ken D. 

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