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Bebop Spoken There

Vadim Neselovskyi, Professor of Jazz Piano, Berklee College of Music: “Every pianist has to deal with a very complex left-hand part at some point. This is the essential pianistic experience – to split your brain into two halves and execute two very different tasks at the same time.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Roscoe Mitchell: “To me, improvisation is trying to improve your skills so you can make these on-point compositional decisions. That takes practice.” – (Down Beat September 2017)

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Today Monday September 25

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Classic Swing - Marquis of Granby, Streetgate, Sunniside NE16 5ES. 0191 4880954. 1pm. Free. New mainstream gig w. Bob Wade (trumpet); Olive Rudd (vocal) and other familiar faces.
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Alastair Lord (trumpet) & Kris Thomsett (organ) - St. Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle NE1 1PF. 1:05. Free (retiring collection).
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Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pink Lane Jazz Co-op extending its community share issue

Pink Lane Jazz Co-op is extending its community share issue to allow supporters more time to invest in its venture to buy and refurbish The Globe pub/venue in Newcastle.  The new closing date will be Monday 14 April 2014 at midnight. 
The co-op plans to use this extension to attract new investors during the Gateshead International Jazz Festival (4-6 April) which brings thousands of jazz lovers to Tyneside.  Pink Lane Jazz Co-op is running a jazz workshop at the Sage during the festival.
By midday on 24 March, the co-op had received share applications totalling £106,040, over 84% of the way to the target of £125,500.
There has been a surge in investment since 18 March when HMRC confirmed that this share issue qualified for tax relief under the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme.  This means that people who buy shares in Pink Lane Jazz Co-op can reduce their income tax liability by up to 50% of the amount invested.  The extension of the share issue will enable investors to apply to HMRC for tax relief in the new 2014/15 tax year.
Dave Parker, one of the founder members of the co-op, said:  ‘The share issue is really gathering momentum.  Over 120 people have bought shares so far and more applications are coming in every day.  The initial deadline was set to meet the vendor’s request for a swift sale.  We knew it would be hard to raise the investment quickly.  They will just have to wait a bit longer.  We will raise the money we need soon.’
Pink Lane Jazz Co-op has already been approved for a mortgage and loan totalling £105,400 which will be released once £125,500 shares have been sold.

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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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