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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 Tuesday March 20


Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.


Jam session - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free.

Jazz Blowers’ Easter Concert - Hurworth Grange Community Centre, Hurworth Road, Hurworth Place, Darlington DL2 2BN. 7:00pm. £5.00. Concert in the Hadwin Lounge.

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

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lunchtime Jazz @ the Lit & Phil.

This notice is just to let you know that unfortunately the Lunchtime Concert on January 19th listed in the programme of our last two concerts has been cancelled because of difficulties matching programming a band and confirming the date with the Lit & Phil.
However, we are all set to start the 2018 programme in February with the following two concerts:

February 16th: Mark Williams Trio (guitar-led trio), featuring music from the recently released CD "Last Bus to Bensham".
March 16th: James Harrison Trio (piano-led trio)

Further dates should be in place by February 18th.

Meanwhile, if you're missing lunchtime jazz and can travel there are Friday lunchtime concerts at the Gala in Durham on:

February 2nd: Lindsay Hannon Plus (again featuring music from a recently released second CD)
March 9th: Gerry Richardson Trio

Brian Ebbatson.

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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: I look forward to hearing from you.