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Bebop Spoken There

Jimi Durso: "Be in tune when you hit the stage [At a jam session]. Also, bring a list of songs you know." - (DownBeat October 2018).

Jazzmeia Horn: "She's not a jazz singer whoever she is [Aretha Franklin]." - (Blindfold Test, DownBeat October 2018).

Today Wednesday September 26

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00. 20th anniversary of Jazz at Springwell. Guests.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

Jam session - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. Tel: 0191 338 7981. 8:00pm. Free. House trio led by Bradley Johnston.

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

NYC Poll honours George Wein

Once again, I'm thanking Maurice Summerfield. On this occasion, for drawing my attention to the results of the Fifth Annual Fans Decision Hot House Poll.
Hot House is the longest running NYC Jazz mag and the first thing you must pick-up when you get there - It's their version of Bebop Spoken Here! Needless to say, we're delighted to see George Wein (pictured left) voted as the Honoree of the Year. George has connections with the UK and, on his last visit to the area, he was at Blaydon Jazz Club where he was impressed by Paul Edis - maybe Paul will, one day, be on this list.
Lance


Honoree of the year: George Wein
Alto Saxophone: Adrian Cunningham 
Baritone Saxophone: Howard Johnson 
Bass: Rufus Reid
Clarinet: Dan Levinson 

Drums: Roy Haynes 
Jazz Artist: Howard Johnson 
Group: Glenn Crytzer Orchestra 
Guitar: Dave Stryker 
In the Trenches: Joey Morant 
Longest Subscriber: George Griebel
Organ: Akiko Tsuruga 
Piano: Harold Mabern 
Rare Instrument: Regina Carter
Rising Star Female: Veronica Swift   
Rising Star Male: “King” Solomon Hicks 
Tenor Saxophone: Jimmy Heath 
Trombone: Michael Dease  
Trumpet: Bria Skonberg     
Vibes: Stefon Harris 
Up and Coming Young Artist: Alexis Morrast
Vocalist Female: Champian Fulton 
Vocalist Male: Giacomo Gates 

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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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