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Bebop Spoken There

Jimi Durso: "Be in tune when you hit the stage [At a jam session]. Also, bring a list of songs you know." - (DownBeat October 2018).

Jazzmeia Horn: "She's not a jazz singer whoever she is [Aretha Franklin]." - (Blindfold Test, DownBeat October 2018).

Today Tuesday September 25

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Evening

Jam session - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Funeral arrangements finalised.

Keith's family have issued the following statement.
MONDAY 14th JANUARY - ALL WELCOME

Keith will leave the Jazz Cafe for one last time at 9.30am - he will be taken by Horse and Carriage through the City. He will be accompanied by a Marching Band.
The procession will make it's way along the streets of Newcastle to the Church Of Saint Thomas The Martyr, The Haymarket, NE1 7PF where it will arrive slightly before 10am. The Memorial Service will commence at 10am. For the able bodied who wish to walk through the City with Keith please assemble at the Jazz Cafe no later than 9.20am - he will be leaving at 9.30am prompt. For those unable to join the procession please assemble no later than 9.50am at Saint Thomas's.
Following the service there will be a private internment for Family members - Keith will be buried with his Mum & Dad. 
For those attending the service - all are invited to The Wake which will be held at The Town Wall Public House, Pink Lane directly after the service - there will be some bait laid on and maybe even the odd chicken burger. A band will play in the Cinema Room for those needing a Jazz fix.

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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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