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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 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.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

CD Review: Yoko Miwa Trio - Keep Talkin'

Yoko Miwa (piano); Will Slater (bass); Scott Goulding (drums); Brad Barrett (bass on 1 track).
(Review by Lance)
You know the feeling, you've got no money coming in and the bills are arriving on a conveyer belt and you wonder HTF am I going to pay them? The solution is, of course, to rob Peter to pay Paul and, ultimately, vice versa.

This is my situation - no I'm not looking for money - I need volunteers*. Volunteers to review the deluge of CDs that have already occupied my garage and are making inroads into just about every room in the house - and I mean every room! Apart from that, there are n downloads and streamers hovering out in cyberspace threatening to land. My postman will expect a tip the equivalent of maybe half of the national debt or perhaps a copy of the Yoko Miwa Trio's album, Keep Talkin'...
He could do worse... 

Miwa, a Japanese born, Boston based, pianist, composer (a professor at Berklee) plays a lot of piano and this CD features her playing jazz standards such as In Walked Bud; Boogie Stop Shuffle; Golden Slumbers/You Never Give me Your Money (Beatles); Conversation (Joni Mitchell) plus several of her own compositions with a couple of great guys supporting her all of the way. If you like jazz piano - look no further.
Lance.
*If you'd like to review jazz CDs contact lanceliddle@gmail.com

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