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Camille Thurman: "Their [Tia Fuller & Mimi Jones] advice? If you're going to sing and play, be great at both or don't bother." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Greg Fishman: "I've loved playing music since I was 12, practising 8 hours a day, because I loved doing it every minute." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Monday October 15

Afternoon.

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

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

Friday, October 05, 2018

Abbie Finn plays Pinter

Durham County Youth Big Band, Durham Alumni Big Band, Leeds College of Music, Trinity Laban and now...Harold Pinter. 

Masters graduate Abbie Finn is well known to jazz audiences from Tyneside down to Teesside and beyond. A finals' recital behind her, drummer Finn is about to tread the boards in Harold Pinter's Night School. The Pinter Theatre (formerly the Comedy Theatre) on Panton Street in London's West End, is hosting a Pinter at the Pinter season. Award-winning drummer Abbie has been cast in the playwright's early '60s work which is to be directed by Ed Stambollouian.

Abbie the thespian is, no doubt, news to many readers of this blog! Abbie informed Bebop Spoken Here that in addition to being a member of the on-stage cast, she will be behind the traps...now that's the Abbie we know!

A trip to London to take in the sights, perhaps a gig, then sign up for Night School (Nov 1 - Dec 8). The Pinter Theatre box office number is 0844 871 7622. Book now!  
Russell.

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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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