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Alan Luff: “The general view is that Ella’s songbook recordings are the supreme exemplars of sophistication, fine diction and creative voice in the wide field of popular music.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Steve Voce: “Most of us have been crashed into by cretins who walk along the road absorbed in the screens of their mobile phones.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

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Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 22 in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Today Friday May 26

Afternoon
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Paul Wilkinson - St. Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle NE1 1PF. 1:05pm. Retiring collection.
Mark Williams/Joel Byrne McCullough - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Ruth Lambert Quartet - Jazz CafĂ©, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm, £7 (£6 in advance.)
Hand to Mouth (Lindsay Hannon/Bradley Johnston) - High Friars Lane (Tyneside Cinema), Free, al fresco, 8pm. food and drink available.
?????????? - Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8pm. Free.
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Imelda May - Sage Gateshead. 7pm. £38.20/£27.30 VIP Option £104.
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Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Ushaw College, nr. Durham. 7:30pm. £7.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, June 17, 2016

RIP Sharon Tenniswood Isaacs


Just heard the heartbreaking news that big band singer Jason Isaacs' lovely wife Sharon died on June 12. A lovely, bubbly, and very intelligent person, Sharon would never let you pass without a smile and a hug. Deepest sympathy and condolence to Jason and family.
May Sharon Rest In Peace, she will be sadly missed.
Lance
Funeral notice (on f/b):
Sharon's funeral service will be on 27th of June At 

Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park, Claremont Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT

Access via exhibition park main entrance or pedestrian entrance on great North Road
No on-site parking so please arrive early

12 noon arrival
12.15 service conducted by Stevie Glover

1.30 committal service at Newcastle crematorium for family and close friends.
2.15 till late - celebration of Sharon's amazing life at the palace of arts.
As Sharon was closely associated with breast cancer charities the family ask that people wear something pink on the day.

9 comments :

  1. So sorry to hear this,,,such a young couple,sympathy to Jason and family,

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  2. Oh god, so young.

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  3. Terrible to hear this. She was such a lovely, positive, encouraging woman. My thoughts to Jason.

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  4. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this. Heartfelt sympathy to Jason and family.

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  5. I'm so shocked - I didn't know Sharon, but I've seen her at the gigs - so young and full of life. My heart goes out to Jason and his family ...... cancer is so cruel and indiscriminate ......

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    1. It wasn't cancer that killed her, but depression :-(

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  6. So sad. My condolences.

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  8. So sad for your loss of a beautiful person in Sharon. We knew each other in the office in first school and our Daughters were friends. Thinking of you Jason, Isaac and Daisy - be strong and look after each other 😞

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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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