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Adam O'Farrill: "Right now in my life, I don't see music as the be-all and end-all." - (DownBeat November 2020).

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12,176 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 1315 of them this year alone and, so far, 18 this month (Dec. 5).

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Roland Kirk died on Dec. 5, 1977.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

International Jazz Day

Well, here we are - INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY! No doubt it will be celebrated throughout the jazz community but, will it be even noticed elsewhere? I have my doubts. Last month we had Wear a Hat Day, as well as International Pie Day and goodness, knows how many other bizarre celebrations. To us at BSH, every day is a 'jazz day'!

I can't recall seeing any of those wannabee comedians who present our early morning breakfast shows either wearing hats or eating pies so I'm not anticipating them to eulogise unduly over Binker and/or Moses. 

However, that is their loss. Newcastle's Jazz Coop is not only celebrating IJD but also, the fifth anniversary of the date when they bought the Globe pub - the consortium's HQ - and where they have since presented many gigs featuring both high profile names and outstanding local talent.

Tonight the festivities begin around 5:30pm with music, food, a jazz quiz and sets by the fabulous jazz guitar duo, James Birkett & Bradley Johnston, bebop band Budtet and a host of passing jammers - plus it's free (including the food!).

Sadly, I'll have to miss it as I'll soon be on the train to the Jazz FM awards down in London at Shoreditch Town Hall. Maybe I should conduct a survey with my fellow passengers and ask them if they are aware of the significance of the date?

"Ee yes, it's me grandaughters birthday!"

I'm sure that, no matter where you are, there will be something going on within the radius of a Buddy Bolden trumpet blast* just don't expect the media, other than Jazz FM, to tell you about it!

I hope I'm wrong!
Lance.
*Buddy Bolden's trumpet sound was said to be heard, on a clear night in New Orleans, over 20 miles away.

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