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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.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Two special gigs on Friday.

(Preview by Brian Ebbatson)
On Friday this week (July 20) we again have an international flavour for our Gala Lunchtime concert as we welcome back US saxophonist/flautist, Greg Abate, together with our own Paul Edis. Greg and Paul's previous appearances in the Gala Lunchtime concert series, in July 2016 and November 2017 were enthusiastically received, so I know many of you will be looking forward to their return.
For those who don't know Greg Abate, his main instrument is alto sax, considering Charlie Parker, Paul Desmond and Phil Woods among his most important influences. He also plays tenor, flute, and soprano, and has an international recording career dating back to the 1980s, including a double CD with Phil Woods, and tributes to the music of both Woods and Dave Brubeck. In his earlier years, he played in the Ray Charles Orchestra (replacing David 'Fathead' Newman in 1973) and later in the Artie Shaw band. He has been a regular visitor to the North East since 2011, building a genuine partnership of equals with Paul Edis on piano.
Gala Theatre, Millennium Pl., Durham DH1 1WA. 1:00pm. £5.
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(Preview by Lance)
On the evening of that very same Friday (July 20), Greg and Paul appear at the Jazz Café along with Andy Champion on bass and Russ Morgan on drums.
Promoted by JNE, this will serve as the main course after the lunchtime appetizer. Having heard Greg several times going back to 2011 at the Corner House I've never failed to be impressed by his playing, especially with Paul Edis. The addition of Russ and Andy promises to make this a night to remember.
Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 7:45pm. £10 (£8 concessions).

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