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Shri Sriram: "I realised that regular jamming was the college I needed, and not a formal musical education at all!" - (Jazzwise, March 2020).


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Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

Today Thursday February 27



Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Blues, Soul, Funk etc.




Lindsay Hannon & Mark Williams - Revolución de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EE. Tel: 0191 917 7076. 6:00pm. Free.

Lieko - Bobik’s, Punch Bowl Hotel, Jesmond Road, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3JY. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 7:30pm. £8.00. + bf, £5.00. concs + bf. Support TBC.

’58 Jazz Collective - Hops and Cheese, Tower St., Hartlepool TS24 7HH. 7:30pm. Free. Last Thursday in the month residency.

Paul Skerritt Band - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. Tel: 01325 468411. 8:00pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Josh Bentham (alto sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9:00pm. Free.


The Slim Bees - The Hotspur, Percy St., Newcastle NE1 7RY. Tel: 0191 232 4352. 8:00pm. Free. Acoustic blues set by Scott Taylor & Michael Littlefield. Any donations will go to the under seige peoples of Syria.

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

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Factual necessity decreed that, given the position he now occupied in the wider musical spectrum, part two of the Quincy Jones saga would be less jazz orientated than part one.
Nevertheless, it was still good viewing. The insight into his work with Michael Jackson including the record breaking (no pun intended) album, "Thriller", gave me a greater appreciation of the much maligned young Michael's work albeit, it must be said, without making me want to rush out and buy the CD.
One moment to treasure was the surprise Quincy expressed when he discovered that Rod Templeton, the guy who was to work with him on many Jackson record dates wasn't, in Q's words, "a brother" but a white guy from Cleethorpes--I ask you, Cleethorpes!
Even so, the partnership must have worked well as they collaborated on many successful albums and soundtracks.
Let's hope this BBC4 program is the forerunner of many more in a similar vein.
I'm not holding my breath.


Anonymous said...

So annoyed to think I missed both of those progs, what's more I knew they were on too!

Anonymous said...

What have you got against Cleethorpes?

Anonymous said...

Nothing against Cleethorpes,I stayed there for a fortnight--one weekend.

Anonymous said...

Very funny - ha ha. Check out the Cleethorpes Jazz Weekend (starts Sept 4th)then tell me of a better festival.
It's been going for 9 years now.

Lance said...

I apologise, Cleethorpes Festival looks good.