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Camila Meza: "Some tonalities or chords are colors to me: G major is blue, D major is orange and B minor is totally yellow." - (DownBeat July 2019)

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Today Sunday June 16

Birthday wishes to Steve H.

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

The Panthers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Sour Mash Trio - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 6:00pm. £13.00. ‘Swing on a Summer’s Evening’. The band’s 20th anniversary concert.

East Coast Jazz Jam - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quartet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. ( (£3.00. student).

DU Jazz Soc jam session - Fabio’s Bar, Saddler St, Durham DH13NP. Tel: 0191 383 9290. 7:30pm. Free.

Francis Tulip Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Line-up: Francis Tulip (guitar); Ben Lawrence (piano); John Pope (bass); Matt MacKellar (drums)

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

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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