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Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Wednesday April 26

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Strictly Come Dancing Choreographer in World Record Attempt

(Press release)
Strictly Come Dancing’s assistant Charleston choreographer, Scott Cupit – who has coached the likes of Daniel O’Donnell, Scott Mills, Judy Murray and Alison Hammond – will be leading hundreds of active and attractive swing dancers and members of the public in an attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Charleston dance at 11.30 am on Sunday 11th October 2015 at Spitalfields Market, London.Teachers from BBC Dragons' Den swing dance school success, Swing Patrol, which Scott founded and in which Deborah Meaden invested, are teaching the routine at 40 venues across London, and it can be learned by people all over the country by watching a Youtube video at https://youtu.be/vZpHx25KW5E
The event is in aid of Guy's Cancer Centre Appeal. 
The full release is at http://bit.ly/WorldRecordCharleston

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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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