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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).

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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

Afternoon

Jazz

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)

(Evening)

Alexander Bone (6:15pm)

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band (7:45pm).

Blues/Funk/Soul

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.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

An Invitation From Brian Bennett (OBE?)

Join us on the River Tyne for a 3 hour, full-river cruise to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and enjoy a unique view of the Newcastle & Gateshead Quays, Bridges and changing vistas of the river all the way to the mouth of the Tyne. 
As part of this event, the VCJ are leading a 'Jubilee Parade' followed by more than 100 paraders along the Quayside prior to boarding the cruise boat - band and guests will assemble on the Quayside next to The Pitcher & Piano Bar at 11.45am -  small Union Jack hand flags are encouraged but not essential.
The Vieux Carre Jazzmen shall perform during the cruise and a hot meal will be served at 1.30pm. 
The date for your diary is Tuesday 5 June, 2012. Tickets are £25 which includes hot, home-made Pie, Peas & Mash – also the Millennium bridge will open for us to sail under so make sure you bring your camera. 
Our cruise boat is the 'LATIS' which has a spacious main deck, promenade deck and saloon bar that serves beers, wines and spirits. 
The cruise will set sail from Newcastle Quayside (adjacent to The Pitcher & Piano Bar) at 12.30pm prompt (boarding from 12 noon) arriving back at the Quayside at 3.30pm
To reserve your place(s) call 0191 252 9429 or 07710 528413
Brian 

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Just an OBE? Pah!
Arise Sir Brian.
Mind you, any sub standard gigs and it might be subsequently taken away. Just ask poor old Fred.
Anon.

Brian Bennett said...

O.B.E.?
Is that an Out of Band Experience?

Lance said...

Order of the Byker Empire.

Anonymous said...

Outstanding Banjo Exponent.
Anon.

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

Submissions for review

Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance