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Bebop Spoken There

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The Things They Say!

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".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.


13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

From This Moment On


Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punch Bowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Christmas Number One (in Hong Kong)


Lance said...

And the same to you Colin, Jeannie & the Guys in the Band. Keep us up to speed on the Hong Kong Hot Licks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance & All Fans Of Jazz In The North East..
There is something about that room, the band is right on top of the audience, and is a great room to play in, but not a place for a quiet conversation, we have a good following of young ex-pats and young Chinese, who when together go wild, and get so much into the music, on my trips to the Tyne it was so sad to see very few young people supporting the local jazz scene, I wonder what will happen in the future!!!!!!Ned Kelly's will have been opened for 38 years next year, and is the oldest pub in Hong Kong and the oldest Jazz venue in Asia, I'm sure my father would have loved it.
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year in 2009, To All Jazz Fans In The North East.
Colin Aitchison (Bandleader)
Ned Kelly's Last Stand,
Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Lance said...

The paradox in the UK is that there are a lot of very fine young jazz musicians coming along but not very many young fans. Once it was older musicians playing to young fans who, in turn were inspired to take up instruments.
Now it is the elderly who are the audience.
As you say, I wonder what the future holds?

Anonymous said...

Hey - I'm only thirty three.
It's just all the worry!

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