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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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Jazz Café Jam - March 17.

Peter Gilligan (pno); Paul Grainger (bs); Paul Wight (dms) + Joe Fowler (tmb/vcl); Alan Law/Joel Brown (pno); Tom Lapworth (gtr); Fiona Finden (vcl); Stuart Finden/Paul Gowland (ten); Jordan Alfonso (alt); Yuya Honami/Ian Forbes (dms); Alec J. Gamble (cor); Halle Bennett (vcl).
The above is the gist of the evenings performers, there may have been others - apologies if I've missed anyone.
The fortnightly jams just get better and better as do the players and singers - they also get younger. With such a diverse amount of talent it would be unfair of me to single out individuals whether they be seasoned veterans or first timers undergoing a baptism of fire - everyone contributed. 
Perhaps Joe Fowler summed it up best on Facebook - "Had an exhilarating sing at the jazz caff tonight. Not necessarily in tune, or time, and not necessarily all the right words, but fun nonetheless! On the other hand, Fiona sung beautifully and Stu was awesome as ever on sax. Loads of mint pianists, Peter and Alan especially. Loved that sax piece from Paul Gowland. Yuya class on drums again and total brilliantness as usual from Paul on bass. Some other cool dudes played too but I don't know everyone's names! Nice to see Lance and Bruce too"
Lance.
Photos.

1 comment :

Lance said...

Amazingly the age ranger of jammers varied from 15 year old Joel Brown whose Shearing-like approach drew mega applause to Ian Forbes, the Grand Old Man, of North East drumming who is rumoured to be second in years only to Methuselah.

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