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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Monday March 19


Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Higher Education & Research Presents: Future Grooves - Sage Gateshead. 12 noon. £5.00. Showcase performances by BMus & BA degree course students feat jazz & non-jazz sets.


Higher Education & Research Presents: Future Grooves - Sage Gateshead. 7:00pm. £5.00. Showcase performances by BMus & BA degree course students feat jazz & non-jazz sets.

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

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Blaydon Jazz Update

I can confirm we are moving the club back to The Black Bull in Blaydon. As many of you know its a thriving traditional pub with beautifully kept ale and a host of  activities, including a firm commitment to supporting live music. Take a look at their website -
But it does unfortunately  involve changing to a Sunday evening 8 to 10.30.  Admission is £4. Sundays is the only evening we can get the room. Its a very good room with a stage, seats around with ideal capacity then the bar at the back. I'm very sorry if Sundays are awkward for you.
The pub hosts are Carl Haley and wife Jackie. Carl is Pauline's younger brother - it was Pauline who invited us to start the jazz club when she had the pub back in 1984. Very happy days they were. Carl & Jackie have made it plain they are very keen to have us back there and will help with the running of the jazz club.
So we start on Sunday 17th March with a trio I've put together for this first evening (Neil Harland bass, Adam Sinclair drums + myself gtr) plus special guest Sue Ferris on sax/flute. 
After that we will be on 3rd Sunday each month. 21/4 guest James Birkett (guitar); 19/5 guest Jeremy McMurray (piano). Further details on personnel for these two dates later.  I hope you can continue to give us your support. 
Best wishes

1 comment :

steve andrews said...

Delighted that Roly has fixed up another venue, and "gone back to the source", as it were (the Black Bull). Great pub and atmosphere, and now, great Jazz again. This is one club that really deserves your support - consistently high-quality music, across the spectrum, run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts!

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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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