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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 Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Bop While You Shop - Dec 15

(Review by Russell)
Emerging from the subterranean depths of Central Station Metro station late Saturday morning the sound of a big band could be heard on the concourse. A large ensemble, all togged-up, raising money for charity, it came as no surprise to see that the band's MD was none other than Dave Hignett. The band in question - Prudhoe Community Band - is one of many Tyne Valley outfits led by trumpeter Hignett. No doubt a tidy sum was raised on the day.

Meanwhile, up at Shop-a-holic Central, aka Northumberland Street, it couldn't have been busier; Fenwick's seasonal window attracted a queue a mile long, a helter skelter stood idle on this freezing day, shoppers skirting either side, buskers busked the length and breadth, and there at the junction with Blackett Street, the band for all weathers, Soznak, did its thing with the ever-enthusiastic Jude Murphy singing, dancing and at this juncture, breathing life into what was sure to be a near-frozen flute. Turn a corner and you're sure to find/hear music to feed the soul.        
Russell.

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