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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.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

St Cuthbert’s Durham Beat

(Russell reports/photo courtesy of Hugh C)
Bebop Spoken Here’s Man without Portfolio, Tony Eales, rounds up goings-on at Empty Shop, Ushaw College and a day trip to the Literary and Philosophical Society. Friday: an auspicious occasion, Ushaw College. Paul Edis, commissioned to write a suite for Ushaw College commemorating St Cuthbert and his links with the region, was rewarded with the ‘house full’ signs going up. (See previous post.)
Edis and the Ensemble gave a second performance today (Saturday) in Durham Cathedral at three o’clock.
Friday lunchtime: the Ruth Lambert Trio entertained the Lit & Phil audience. A good few turned out (additional seating on standby). Thursday: Framwellgate Bridge, Durham. The returning Rick Laughlin went to the shop, an Empty Shop. Pianist Laughlin, now residing ‘up north’ following a lengthy spell in London, played to a predominately student crowd at the flourishing Empty Shop enterprise. More from Our Man Eales in the coming weeks. 
Russell.

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