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Bebop Spoken There

Chris Batchelor: “At [Sage] Gateshead, Ashley [Slater] asked the audience how many of them had seen Loose Tubes before: it wasn’t the majority.” - (Jazz Journal October 2015).

Mundell Lowe: “In the States, that's where jazz is--out in the schools. Not in the cities; they couldn't care less about jazz” – (Crescendo November 1975).


Today Tuesday October 13

Mosaic Jazz (Playing a celebration of American music) - Bell and Bucket, 37 Norfolk St, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE30 1NQ. 1pm.
Rendezvous Jazz - Red Lion, Front St., Earsdon NE28 9JU. 1pm. Free.
Robert Cray Band - Sage Gateshead. £29.50/£39.50. 7:30pm.
Charles Gordon/Ken Hewitt Trio - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 7.30-10pm. Free.
Gavin Lee’s Dixieland Band - New Inn, 29 Church St., Durham. DH1 3DN. 9pm. Free.
Advanced Jazz Course - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 6pm.
Alter Ego - The Fox Inn, West End Tce., Hexham NE46 3DB. Donations. 8.30pm.

Monday, August 31, 2009

First Tuesday Live at the Robin Hood

Found this on Facebook. It may not be jazz - more of an artistic 'Go As you Please' - but there may be some jazzers involved looking at the guest list. -----
Description: Fantastic night of music and comedy and anything else that could be considered entertainment! On the first Tuesday of every month, performers from all areas of the entertainment industry gather to socialise and entertain ( if they wish) in the north east's best public house, the ROBIN HOOD in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear. From the novice newcomer to the seasoned professional, this 'night' offers a friendly and intimate atmosphere in the newly refurbished "Music Hall", formerly the home of the Jarrow Brewery Company. We aim to develop a format for a regional television show which will recreate the atmosphere and show off the talent from First Tuesday Live at the Robin Hood. Please arrive early as we expect capacity to be reached soon after the doors are opened! Robin Hood, Primrose Hill Jarrow NE32 5UB. Check out here.

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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.
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