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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.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Preview: A Jazzy Christmas - not once but twice!

(Preview by Russell/photo courtesy of Jerry E from last year's event).

Last year's A Jazzy Christmas at Sage Gateshead sold out and this year's tinsel-strewn event looks like putting up the 'house full' signs once again. Friday's concert (December 21st, 8:00pm*) in Sage Two includes arrangements of perennial favourites performed by pianist Paul Edis and an all-star cast. 

County Durham's world-class singer Jo Harrop will make the journey north from her London home as will Yorkshire born saxophonist Matt Anderson to join MD Edis, Emma Fisk, violin and the unbeatable bass and drums partnership of Andy Champion and Russ Morgan. 
Santa hats at the ready, popular song, festive favourites, yes, December 25th is just around the corner. Joining in the fun will be a 'who's who' of the regional jazz scene including, one imagines, a few Early Birders and Jamboners, past and present.  

Last year's A Jazzy Christmas proved so popular that this year there is a further opportunity to catch the show. Tomorrow (Thursday 20th, 7:30pm) at Ushaw (formerly Ushaw College) Paul Edis and co will present the same, well-rehearsed show. There will be one personnel change - the fine violinist John Garner will deputise for the indisposed Emma Fisk, but fear not, Emma will be on stage at Sage Gateshead - and, a real bonus, Jason Holcomb will be playing trombone. 

To book your seats call Sage Gateshead on 0191 443 4661and Ushaw on 0191 373 8500.  
Russell

At 7:00pm on Sage Gateshead's concourse there will be a half hour set featuring a new band co-led by José Gonçalves and Inês Gonçalves. The Nu Bossa Band comprises the Gonçalves (José bass, Inês piano and vocals) and Thomas Dixon, reeds and pianist Ben Lawrence.              

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