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Today Tuesday February 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Dean Stockdale, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

A Roaring 20s Social - Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. 7:30pm. £12.00.,£10.00. Music student, £8.00. DUJS member. A Durham University Jazz Society event. Open to all.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Congratulations to Zoë Gilby on APPJAG Award

(Report by Lance/Photo from Zoë Gilby's Facebook page)

As announced in the previous post  Zoë Gilby aced the Jazz Vocal category in this year's All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) 2019 awards.

At the ceremony, held in the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Holborn, London, Zoë held off strong competion to win the prestigious award. This was a fitting milestone in her still developing career who knows what the future holds in store for her?

It was back in April 2008 when Zoë was first mentioned on BSH after a gig at the Side Café in Newcastle and it became obvious then that this was a girl going places - helped along the way by several key figures not least of which was her father.

The late Mike Gilby, an outstanding trumpet player, arranger, bandleader and all-round musician provided his daughter with support and inspiration to embark upon her own career that saw her singing with Mike's big band and various small groups of her own..

Bass player and future husband Andy Champion (pictured) provided further impetus to her developement. Andy, now achieving national recognition himself, encouraged Zoë to add lyric-writing to her skills and the pair combined to write several original pieces as well as performing as a bass and voice duo.

The duo gigs came about after Zoë attended a masterclass by the legendary American jazz singer Sheila Jordan who also played an important role in her career.

The above people provided the ingredients but it was the singer herself who put them all together and made her what she is today.

Well done!

Full details of the awards can be found on London Jazz News.
Lance

8 comments :

David Gosling (on F/b). said...

Well done Zoe - thoroughly deserved and the first of many no doubt.

Pam Young (on F/b) said...

So we'll deserved 🏆 Zoe is not only a hugely talented performer and writer, she is a generous promoter of other musicians. 💖

Ernie Jackson (on F/b). said...

Great . Well done ZOE xx

Gordon Solomon. said...

Well done Zoe. We've never met but I knew your dad well,- he used to dep for the River City Band both on trumpet and electric bass, a great musician. He would have been proud!
Cheers,
Gordon Solomon.

Ben Turnbull (on F/b) said...

Years of nose to the grindstone strength in depth craft-learning and spreading of wings reults in well-deserved recognition... who'd have thought? You look really happy, but I say that every time... well done...

Mo Scott (on F/b) said...

Congratulations Zoe xxx

Roz Sluman (on F/b) said...

Wow, well done Zoe, fantastic!!! X

David Blackwell (on F/b). said...

Well deserved.