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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 Monday May 20

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

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Friday, February 08, 2019

Ain’t No Sunshine in February – round off the shortest month with Booker T. Jones at Sage Gateshead

(Press release/Photo Credit Piper Ferguson)
Booker T Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history.

“Booker T. Jones is one of the legends of soul music.” – The New Yorker

The Memphis-born music prodigy has been part of the professional Roots set since the tender age of 16, and after more than six decades in the business, is considered to be one of the greatest in his field. 
As leader of the legendary Booker T and the MGs, this pillar of soul music collaborated with Otis Redding, Albert King, and more during his tenure at Stax Records.
Since then, Booker has lent his trademark keyboard chops to and produced classic albums such as Willie Nelson’s multi-platinum hit Stardust and Bill Withers’ Just as I Am featuring the hit song, Ain’t No Sunshine.
“Jones’ name is synonymous with the Hammond B3 organ. At 17, he recorded the instrument’s anthem, “Green Onions” – NPR

Both Booker’s 2009 solo release Potato Hole and his 2011 solo release, The Road From Memphis, won GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 2013 Booker released Sound the Alarm, marking a return to Stax Records after 40 years.
In 2016, Booker debuted his live show Booker T Presents: A Stax Revue, working with new talent to create a show that reflects the heart and soul of Stax Records.
Booker is currently working on a new recording project, writing his memoir, and touring worldwide with his solo band.
He brings his unique and legendary sound to Sage Gateshead on Tuesday 26th February, at 7.30pm

(Press release)

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