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Bebop Spoken There

Michael Janisch: “I definitely have a completely different perception of the States on a political level, getting the news over here [in Britain], or just the way Europeans view America that was a big awakening.” – (Jazzwise October 2015).

James Moody: “[On practising] If you don't use it, you lose it. And that applies to everything--and when I say everything, I mean everything!” – (Jazz Times March 2004).


Today Friday October 9

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front St, Monkseaton. 1pm. Free.
Bradley Johnston Quartet - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA. 1pm. £4.
Paul Edis (Solo piano)/ Early Bird Band - Jazz Café. 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle, NW1 5DW. 9:00pm. £4 (Early Bird Band set at 7:30pm is free.)
Taupe/Dead Hedge Trio/Waskerley Way - Head of Steam, 2 Neville St., Newcastle NE1 5EN. 8pm. £5.
Djazzville - Maltings Theatre, Eastern Lane, Berwick TD15 1AJ. 8pm. £12.
Anna Reay/Deon Krishnan - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Castle Chare, Newcastle. 7pm(?). Free.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

JNE Update

8pm Thursday 28th February
Simon Spillett (tenor sax); Paul Edis (keyboards); Mick Shoulder (bass); Adam Sinclair (drums)
One of our STRAIGHT ahead promotions brings you the British Jazz Awards'  2011 Tenor Sax Of The Year with the North East region's finest mainstream/modern jazz trio. Adding real excitement and imagination to music rooted in the 1960s.
CORNER HOUSE HOTEL, Heaton Road/Coast Road, Heaton NE6 5RP
Tickets £10.00, £8.00 concessions, £5.00 students
On sale now at J.G.Windows, Central Arcade Tel 0191 232 1356. On sale at the door from 7.30pm on the night. Reserve by calling Dave & Pam 0191 265 5699. 
8.00m Sunday 3rd March
Ant Law (guitar); James Maddren (drums; Michael Chillingworth (sax); Tom Farmer (bass)
Another of our STRAIGHTahead promotions. This time of music rooted in the 21st century but firmly linked to the jazz tradition of the 20th.The C.Vs of tonight's young lions abound with names such as Empirical, Kit Downes, Jim Hart and, in the case of the ubiquitous James Maddren, too many significant names to list here.

THE BRIDGE HOTEL, Castle Garth. Newcastle NE1 1RQ 
Admission £8.00 & £6.00 concessions on sale at the door from 7.30pm

Coming soon.......
PLUS 6.30PM - documentary film "Gilad and All That Jazz"
STAR & SHADOW CINEMA Stepney Bank, Ouseburn, NE1 2NP
Admission £10.00, £8.00 concessions, £5.00 students at door from 6.00PM.
Admission to film is free with the gig price.

N.B. At the time of writing, printed publicity for this gig does not exist and the PC responsible for this email is playing up. So don't expect a reminder from us! For further details visit our website at 

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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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