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Bebop Spoken There

Barry Harris (in 1981): "There is not one place in the world that you can find more jazz musicians from than Detroit." - (DownBeat, September 2019).


Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Saturday August 17



Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

Newcastle Jazz Festival - Tyne Bank Brewery, Walker Road, Newcastle NE6 2AB. Tel: 0191 265 2828. £15.00. All day event, line-up:

Zoë Gilby & Andy Champion (1:30pm)

Alan Law Trio (2:40pm)

Mark Williams Trio (3:50pm)

Emma Fisk & James Birkett (5:00pm)


Alexander Bone (6:15pm)

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band (7:45pm).


King Snake - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jazz at the Lit and Phil.

After a recent meeting with Claire Delamore regarding the possibilities of incorporating some jazz into the Lit and Phil's calender of events we talked about the library's extensive music collection and the amount of jazz it contained. As a result, Claire sent the following which I am sure is of interest to North-east jazz enthusiasts.
The Literary and Philosophical Society (Lit & Phil) in Newcastle is the largest independent library outside London and its music collection is one of the most extensive in the North East, with over 7,000 CDs covering jazz, folk and classical music, as well as DVDs, CD-ROM sheet music, LPs, 78s, and around 6,000 scores and miniature scores.
Our CD collection covers all the jazz genres, including music by Art Blakey, Ronnie Scott, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker, Curios, Liane Carroll, Jan Garbarek, Matthew Shipp and many, many others.
Why not call in to browse the collections?
We're open to all and our city-centre location makes us easy to get to - we're just a couple of minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station.
For the latest additions to the CD/DVD collection and other information, visit our website at or contact the Lit & Phil Library, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE, Tel: (0191) 2320192, Email:
Our friendly staff will be happy to help with any enquiries.
Claire Delamore
(Music Librarian)

1 comment :

Angela J Elliott said...

How about a jazz poetry event? Libraries are our speciality!

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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.)
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