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Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Wednesday November 22

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

Evening
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.

Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.

BBC Big Band - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. 01642 815181. 7:30pm. £24.50.

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

Thursday, November 09, 2017

2017 British Jazz Awards - Results Announced

After receiving votes more than 5000 jazz fans up and down the country, we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 British Jazz Awards.

Now in their 31st year, the British Jazz Awards were established to give the array of talented jazz musicians in this country they deserve by allowing the gig-going, record buying public on they thought the best performers, bands and releases were in the last 12 months, via post and an online survey.

The four nominations in each of the 16 categories were selected by a group of respected figures within the Jazz community, a list of whom is included below. In addition, voters had the chance to vote for any musicians not nominated who they considered worthy of a placing as a ‘write-in’ vote – the highest placed of these from each category are included in the final listings.
Despite the sustained excellence of all of the nominees over years (and in some cases, decades), a majority of last year’s winners failed to make it two in a row, with Freddie Gavita picking up the Trumpet award for the first time and The Nigel Price Organ Trio doing likewise in the Best Small Group category. In addition, Rory Ingham walked away with the hotly contested Rising Star award, given to the best up and coming musician under 25.

Lastly, this year’s Services To British Jazz Award was given to Chris Barber, in recognition of his managing to keep his Big Chris Barber Band on the road for nearly seven decades, through straightened economic times and seemingly without thoughts of retirement.

With Thanks to our Nomination Panel:

Sue Edwards (Manager/tour organiser), Jill Roger (Director: Glasgow Jazz Festival), Phil Meadows (Musician/educator/band leader), Laurie Burnette (Managing director:www.jazzlondonradio.com), Lance Liddle (Bebop Spoken Here), Dave Cottle (Swansea International Jazz Festival), Chris Hodgkins (Musician/Broadcaster), David Nathan (National Jazz Archive), Denny Ilett (Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival), Fred Lindop (Swanage Jazz Festival), John Billett (JBGB Events), Peter Vacher (Jazz Writer), Ron Simpson (Jazz Rag).
Nick
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Birmingham
B16 8UT, England

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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