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Barry Harris (in 1981): "There is not one place in the world that you can find more jazz musicians from than Detroit." - (DownBeat, September 2019).

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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 Monday August 19

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Review: Women in Jazz: A Celebration of the Past, Present and Future @ The Barbican, London

On the day that BSH editor-in-chief LL attended this year's All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group's annual shindig in London, it was too good an opportunity to pass up on visiting the Barbican to view an exhibition of material drawn from the National Jazz Archive. 

As the exhibition title suggests the focus is on the role of women in jazz. Rare photographs are displayed alongside posters (guessing their vintage is part of the fun), magazines, audio-visual material, a t-shirt and a 'must have' badge


Billie is represented, as is Ivy Benson, as are the Guest Stars (present at yesterday's APPJAG event). The past, yes, the present, very much so, and, crucially, the future. There is a neat tie-up with the exhibition, the APPJAG evening and the coming weekend's first Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender - Nikki Iles (the established artist) and the new generation flag bearer Laura Jurd are represented at the Barbican, they were present at Holborn and will be in concert 'up north' at Middlesbrough Town Hall.  
      
Following a preview evening on Monday the exhibition opened to the public yesterday and continues to Dec 31.
Russell 
Note exhibtion hours in the Barbican Music Library are as follows: Mon & Wed 9:30am-5:30pm; Tues & Thurs 9:30am-7:30pm; Fri 9:30am-2:00pm; Sat 9:30am-4:00pm; Sun CLOSED.    

The 'must have' National Jazz Archive exhibition badge sold out during Monday's preview. A further consignment is on order. 

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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.
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