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Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Monday August 21

Radio
Radio 3: Jazz Now. Live from Pizza Express, Soweto Kinch featuring Andy Sheppard/Carla Bley/Steve Swallow. 11pm.
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Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Erlend Skomsvoll to form top young JM Jazz World ORCHESTRA 2014

KONGSBERG, NORWAY– JM Jazz World, the leading international youth jazz orchestra, is looking for talented musicians between the ages of 18-26 for its 2014 programme. The orchestra is looking for saxophonists, trombonists, trumpeters, hornists, tubists, guitarists, bassists, drummers, pianists and vocalists.
Under the leadership of renowned jazz musician, Erlend Skomsvoll, 16 young musicians will spend a week together in the ideal settings of baroque churches and the Lågen River to rehearse, jam and revel in this international jazz exchange. The week will culminate with a grand performance at the Kongsberg International Jazz Festival, 27 July - 4 August.
The JM Jazz World Orchestra continues to provide young jazz musicians with invaluable career opportunities to gain international experience, working to high professional standards in major concert halls, theatres and festivals and with outstanding jazz musicians and conductors.
For more information, music and applications visit: 
Contact: Matt Clark
Head of Programs & Marketing at JMI +32(0) 2 513 97 74 | matt@jmi.net
About JM Jazz World
JM Jazz World is brought to you by Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) the world’s most renowned youth-music organisation. The JM Jazz World program was established in 2007 to cater for the promotion of international summer jazz camps, international projects, jazz ensemble exchanges and The JM Jazz World Orchestra. Past conductors of the orchestra include Sigi Feigl (AT) and Frank Vaganee (BE). 
The JM Jazz World Orchestra 2014 is organized in partnership with JM Norway (Musikk og Ungdom Norge).

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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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