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Bebop Spoken There

Charlie Parker: “You never know what's going to happen when you listen to music. All kinds of things can suddenly pop up.– (Down Beat January 28, 1953).

Alan Plater: “He [Terry Chaplin] sometimes played records at Jill's house, but music born in the bars and brothels of New Orleans did not sit happily in the semi-detached desirability of an executive estate.– (The Beiderbecke Affair by Alan Plater, Methuen Books, 1985).

APPJAG Jazz Awards

The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards are with us once more and the polls are open. You don't have to nominate in every category but once you've submitted your nomination that's it.

It's simple, just go to the Jazz UK website and enter your choices. For example, should you wish to nominate Bebop Spoken Here for the Jazz Media Award simply type in Bebop Spoken Here in the appropriate space.

You've got till noon on Feb. 18 to do it so - Let's Do It, Let's Nominate BSH!

Today Saturday February 13

Afternoon
Tees Valley Jazzmen - Devonport Hotel. Middleton One Row, Darlington DL2 1AS. 1:30pm. Free.
Evening
Lindsay Hannon/James Harrison - Redwood Whiskey Bar, Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ. 7:pm. Free.
Pete Gilligan/Joel Byrne-McCullough- Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Blue Jazz Quintet + Minnie Fraser - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

JNE Update

8pm Thursday 28th February
SIMON SPILLETT & PAUL EDIS TRIO
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 QUARTET
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.......
8.30PM FRIDAY 8TH MARCH
GILAD ATZMON'S ORIENT HOUSE ENSEMBLE
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 www.jazznortheast.com 

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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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