Total Pageviews

Bebop Spoken There

Jack Teagarden: "I never did like anything Ellington ever did. He never had a band all in tune, always had a bad tone quality and bad blend" - Metronome, April 1947.

Archive quotes.

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.

Postage

13,468 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 886 of them this year alone and, so far, 50 this month (July 17).

From This Moment On

Fri 23: Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham. 1:00pm. Tickets: £6.00. + £2.00. bf. Tel: 03000 266 600.

Fri 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.

Fri 23: Helen Anahita Wilson & Shahbaz Hussain @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. SOLD OUT!

Fri 23 - Sun 25: The Globe Summer Festival @ The Globe, Newcastle. Multi-genre bill (jazz inc. Tenement Jazz Band, Nishla Smith). Various ticket options (live stream option available) see: www.jazz.coop.

Sat 24: Youth Ensembles present St Cuthbert Suite @ Sage Gateshead. 7:30pm. Composer Paul Edis conducts Folkestra, Jambone, Quay Voices & Young Sinfonia in a new arrangement of his St Cuthbert Suite. AVAILABLE ONLY AS A PRE-RECORDED STREAM ON YOUTUBE AT 7:30PM.

Sat 24: Simon O'Byrne & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 25: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 25: Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Citizenship and Performing Artists.

There is a government consultation about the ability of foreign nationals to apply for citizenship of the UK happening, on-line, at the address below. Interested parties are invited to read it and respond to it for the following reason. The key problem is that in the Arts, and particularly music, highly skilled individuals - such as Claude Werner and David Carnegie, musicians working in the North East - would potentially score low points because of their relatively low earnings. Musicians, and presumably other people in the arts, are often highly qualified but low paid and it would be very unfair if they were excluded from applying for citizenship because of this fact.
I think we need to make sure they write this new legislation in such a way that having low earnings does not exclude such people who are an asset to our community from being able to accumulate enough points to become a citizen of the UK.
The proposed point based system in Chapter 2 part 2 is still in a formative phase and we should have the ability to influence how it is written. There is an on line consultation form that any one can fill in, with boxes for comments. Please take a look and fill one in (- right hand side of the screen 'Respond to the consultation on line') http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/managingborders/managingmigration/earned-citizenship/points-test-citizenship/ Nicola Weaver
(Please note, no comments can be made other than via the above link - Lance)

Blog Archive