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Bebop Spoken There

Marc Myers: " If the original group with Baker was Dover sole, the group with Brookmeyer was beef stew." - (JazzWax, December 7, 2019).


Today Tuesday December 10



Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.


Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Tyne Valley Big Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.


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

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


I caught two jazz related items on radio 4 quite by chance, so blog readers may be interested in catching the items via the radio 4 website, available any time this week (4th to 10th Oct). On Monday there was an Item in the series ‘History of the World in 100 Objects’. This concerned a West African drum which is in the collection of the British Museum. This drum was linked to the Slave Trade, which in turn, apparently, had an influence on the development of jazz. The item lasts only 15 minutes.

On the Tuesday edition of Woman’s Hour, there was an interview with the American jazz singer Sheila Jordan. People may remember that she did a masterclass at the Sage as part of the 2009 Jazz Festival. She talked about her early life in poverty, and her alcoholism. She sang in the studio, which isn’t the easiest of venues.

Ann Alex

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