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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.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival Update.

A 7 a.m. call this morning informed organizers that songstress Johanna Graham has gone down with chicken pox and therefore is cancelling her scheduled performances for tomorrow with her Quartet at The Mall, Sutton Coldfield(12:30) and Gosta Green (17:30). Johanna will be replaced in these listings by Bob Hall & Dave Peabody.

Ukulele Uff & Lonesome DaveUnlucky 13th has certainly lived up to its name with a string of cancellations on Saturday, all involving female artists. Along with Johanna, The Flamin’ Mamies, an all-girl five-piece from Liverpool and one of the festival’s hottest tips, were rehearsing on the Wednesday before the festival when a serious argument broke out. To cut a long story short, the five singers vowed never to speak again and unsurprisingly, no longer exist! But in the wake of their absence, we have the following fantastic acts booked to replace them:

Text Box: Ukulele Uff & Lonesome Dave (pictured left)
Saturday 13th – 15:00 – VICTORIA SQUARE
Saturday 13th – 16:30 – VICTORIA SQUARE
Saturday 13th – 19:00 – WATER’S EDGE
The Val Wiseman Quartet on :
Sunday 14th – 13:00 – THE BEAR
Yet another casualty of the Unlucky 13th, again female, is Canadian singer Melissa Lauren who cancelled her entire UK tour on the very eve of the festival, including her appearance at Victoria Square at 18:00 on Saturday where she is replaced by The Will Johns Band.
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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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