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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 Sunday March 18


Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 12 noon. Free.

Jason Isaacs & the Ambassadors of Swing - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 5:30pm (doors 4:00pm). £16.00.

Revolutionaires - Tyne Bar, Maling St, Newcastle NE6 1LP. 3pm. Free.

Somethin’ Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 5:00pm. Tel: 01325 788564. Matt Case (saxophone) & Mike Hepple (guitar).


POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER! Zoë Gilby Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8:00pm. £5.00. Rescheduled August 19.

Alter Ego - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00.

Bradley Johnston - The Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 6:00pm. Free. New weekly residency.

Gypsy Dave Smith - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jazz gigs at the Globe in January and February 2015

Jazz.Coop gigs are usually held on the first floor of the Globe. There’s a lift and accessible toilet.
Saturday 10 January 2015
Top local jazz guitarist who features in so many bands, here fronting his own ensemble
Stephen Glendinning - guitar, Chris Jelly – vibes, Michael Clark – bass, Mark Robertson – drums.
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £5
Saturday 17 January 2015
Jazz Club Special
International Smooth Jazz Legend!
British-born bluesy fusion guitarist Standring trained at the London College of Music. Now based in LA, he’s established himself as a major figure on the smooth jazz scene. This is the most northerly gig of his 2015 UK tour with his quartet: Chris Standring (guitar), Alex Bennett (keys), Phil Mulford (bass), Frank Tontoh (drums).
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Admission £20. 
Tickets available on the door or buy tickets in advance from
Saturday 24 January 2015
Leeds based ensemble playing distinctive jazz with neo-prog and improvisation.
Katie Patterson - drums & leader, Pete Gavin - electric bass, Oli Cadman - keys & synth, Russ Henderson – tenor, Jim Faulkner –  guitar. 
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £6
Saturday 31 January 2015
Gabrielle Heller – vocal, Stephen Glendinning – guitar.
New project bringing together Gabi’s distinctive cabaret & drama influenced vocals and performance skills.
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £5
Saturday 7 February 2015
Swinging 6 piece band playing  finger snappin’, toe tappin’  jazz & blues.
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £5
Friday 13 February 2015
Jazz Club Special
An outstanding trio playing across the spectrum of  jazz, with bebop, American songbook &  some originals.
Dean Stockdale – piano, James Birkett – guitar, Mick Shoulder – bass.  
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £7
Saturday 21 February 2015
Highly accomplished big band swing and jazz singer backed by talented young piano trio.
Paul Skerritt – vocals, James Harrison – piano, Anthony Ord – bass, Tom Chapman - drums
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £5
Saturday 28 February 2015
Redemption deliver hard driving bebop, latin and funk jazz.
John Hall (tenor), Jim Hall (keys), Keith Tulip (bass), Martin Wake (drums)
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £5

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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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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.)
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