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Ben Williams: "Jaco [Pastorius] is almost like the Charlie Parker of the bass." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Monday October 22

Afternoon.

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

Evening

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

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Jazz Services - is Online booking for you?

We need your feedback on whether you will use the online ticket service
The Jazz Services site already provides a comprehensive listing of gigs for the whole of the UK and a search facility.
The new booking service will provide a "book now" facility alongside the gig listing for those promoters that sign up to the service.
The event description page can include images and bios for the band already stored within their Jazz Services profile, or the promoter can add further images and text for the specific gig (to customise or for a non-UK band).
The system has administration tools that allows the promoter to control the inventory made available through this channel. The system can cope with different ticket types at different prices with different inventory levels for each type. Multiple dates are easily created within the system. Inventory can be managed up to the event - i.e. inventory can be added or remove up until the day of the event. (Obviously, sold inventory cannot be removed.) The administration tools allow you to download lists of sales for any event and also management and finance data.
In addition, an iPhone app is being developed to provide the same gig search and booking capability - direct from the app on the phone.
We will also have a facility to email a data base of potential customers by postcode area
We have undertaken a comprehensive costing exercise and we have managed to get the overall commission down to £1.20 per booking including VAT. However we are investigating a sliding scale so someone paying for a £7 ticket will pay less.
As you know Jazz Services has suffered a 30% cut in its funding and we have to earn income to ensure more money goes into the front line. We think a jazz online box office is a viable proposition and we hope you do as well.
I look forward to hearing from you and very happy to discuss any aspect of this scheme. It would be very helpful if you could let me know whether you would be interested or not with a straight yes or no
Very many thanks
Kindest regards
Chris Hodgkins
Director
Jazz Services
132 Southwark Street,
London
SE1 0SW
T: 020 7928 9089
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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.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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