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Bebop Spoken There

Anat Cohen: "With the tenor, it's so iconic with jazz. With the clarinet, I can improvise, but it doesn't have to be called jazz." - (DownBeat July 2019)


Today Monday June 17



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


Tenement Jazz Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:30pm (doors). Free (donations).

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

Thursday, January 07, 2010


My co-blogger Russell, who reads the obituary pages with the avidity a stockbroker might apply to the Wall Street Journal, drew my attention to this one from The Independent.
Francis Wilford-Smith, aka 'Smilby', was a cartoonist who learned his craft alongside Humph and Wally Fawkes, was brother to jazz writer Charles Wilford and a blues and gospel authority.
This is but a part of his jazz side, the obit. in the Independent reveals him to have been a man of many talents and makes for quite fascinating reading - he even worked on a South Shields' tramp steamer.
Well spotted Russ!

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