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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Tuesday August 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

Will Earl - Band Room, Music Studios, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. 12 noon. Free. Earl (drums) Postgraduate Recital. ‘Solo and groove: innovation in contemporary drumming practices’.

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Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 12:00pm - 2:00pm. Free.

NOTE EARLIER TIME THIS WEEK ONLY.

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Joe Reid - Band Room, Music Studios, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. 1:40pm. Free. Reid (drums) Postgraduate Recital. ‘Progressive Drumming & Polyrhythms of the Modern Drummer’.

Evening

Jazz

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 7RU. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. House trio: Giles Strong (guitar), Paul Grainger (double bass), Paul Wight (drums).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 819845. 8:30pm. £4.00.

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

Friday, June 17, 2016

RIP Sharon Tenniswood Isaacs


Just heard the heartbreaking news that big band singer Jason Isaacs' lovely wife Sharon died on June 12. A lovely, bubbly, and very intelligent person, Sharon would never let you pass without a smile and a hug. Deepest sympathy and condolence to Jason and family.
May Sharon Rest In Peace, she will be sadly missed.
Lance
Funeral notice (on f/b):
Sharon's funeral service will be on 27th of June At 

Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park, Claremont Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT

Access via exhibition park main entrance or pedestrian entrance on great North Road
No on-site parking so please arrive early

12 noon arrival
12.15 service conducted by Stevie Glover

1.30 committal service at Newcastle crematorium for family and close friends.
2.15 till late - celebration of Sharon's amazing life at the palace of arts.
As Sharon was closely associated with breast cancer charities the family ask that people wear something pink on the day.

9 comments :

Ian Stocks (on F/b) said...

So sorry to hear this,,,such a young couple,sympathy to Jason and family,

Jude Murphy (on F/b) said...

Oh god, so young.

CiCi Sparks (on F/b) said...

Terrible to hear this. She was such a lovely, positive, encouraging woman. My thoughts to Jason.

Brenda Sokell (on F/b) said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this. Heartfelt sympathy to Jason and family.

Patti said...

I'm so shocked - I didn't know Sharon, but I've seen her at the gigs - so young and full of life. My heart goes out to Jason and his family ...... cancer is so cruel and indiscriminate ......

Kenny Craig (on F/b) said...

So sad. My condolences.

Unknown said...

It wasn't cancer that killed her, but depression :-(

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Sammy Shaw said...

So sad for your loss of a beautiful person in Sharon. We knew each other in the office in first school and our Daughters were friends. Thinking of you Jason, Isaac and Daisy - be strong and look after each other 😞

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
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Lance