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Bebop Spoken There

Mundell Lowe: “...we also had to play for a floor show, which consisted of girls dancing--some of 'em were dressed, some of 'em were not so dressed.” – (Crescendo September 1974).

Brew Moore: "I played so many strip joints I was 21 before I saw a naked woman from the front." - (Downbeat July 24, 1969).

Number 24

Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 24 (-2) in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Today Saturday June 24

Afternoon
Tyne Valley Big Band - Haydon Bridge Festival, Low Hall Park, Haydon Bridge NE47 6AE. £10. TVBB on at 5:15pm.
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Northern Monkey Brass Band - Orange Pip Market, Baker St., Middlesbrough. 5:15pm.
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Evening
Alan Law (solo piano) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE22 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Koan 5, Renewal - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:45pm. £5 (£4 conc.).
Miles of Barbed Wire - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Revolutionaires + Jay Burt -Amphitheatre, Sea Rd., South Shields NE33 2LD. 7pm. Free.
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Nick Ross Orchestra - Consett Empire, Front St., Consett. 7:30pm.
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No Time For Jive - The Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. 8pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

New scheme for young jazz musicians launches at Gateshead International Jazz Festival

Talented 16 – 24 year olds in jazz ensembles are taking their first high-profile public performances including a date at Gateshead International Jazz Festival (4-6 APR). The opportunities have come from a new performance development programme, launched by the jazz development organisation for the north of England, Jazz North.
Jazz North assembled a panel of industry specialists, including internationally-acclaimed guitarist Mike Walker, to select the very best young band deserving of this cherished opportunity. The winning band was Stretch Trio, a new band from Leeds combining jazz, ambient and rock influences. The trio features Andy French (21) on saxophone, Tom Higham (20) on drums and Calvin Travers (21) on guitar. 
Stretch Trio will perform at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival on April 6 as part of the Youth Jazz Afternoon which includes performances by Sage Gateshead based regional youth jazz ensemble Jambone with musician/composer Rick Taylor who were recently invited to perform at the House of Commons by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG).
Stretch Trio have only been together for 6 months but in that time have developed a tight and individual band sound, and have written 7 original tunes and arranged jazz standards in some unusual ways. They have recorded a three track EP and played in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, and are sure to be invited to play plenty more throughout 2014.
The ‘Jazz North Introduces’ scheme takes its inspiration from ‘mjf introduces’, pioneered by Manchester Jazz Festival in 2010 in response to the quantity and quality of young jazz musicians and groups emerging onto the local scene, either through music colleges or via other less formal networks. The opportunity is provided as a ’next step’ in young professional musicians’ careers.
Youth Jazz Afternoon - Jazz North Introduces Stretch Trio followed by Jambone with Rick Taylor comes to Sage Gateshead on April 6, 2014. Tickets are free but ticketed and can be booked either by calling 0191 443 4661, online at www.sagegateshead.com or in person from Sage Gateshead’s Ticket Office.

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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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