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Bebop Spoken There

Dayna Stephens: "I always tell them [students] there will never be anyone who will play it [EWI] as technically proficient as this cat [Michael Brecker] did." - (JazzTimes June 2019).


Today Tuesday June 25



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


Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

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

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Arts Council Swings The Axe - Again

The Arts Council, in its wisdom - or lack of  - has swung one of its many axes in the direction of the popular free magazine JazzUK causing it to be reduced from 64pp to 32pp as of the next issue (No.104) due out on April 1.
Presumably the powers that be consider a small, free, jazz magazine to be inconsequential - after all Editor Roger Thomas hasn't been involved in any phone hacking scandals so he and his magazine can hardly be worth the small subsidy - or so these men in suits must think.
The unfortunate thing is that this comes less than a year after the swingeing cuts to Jazz UK's parent organisation, Jazz Services.
Be interesting to find out what cuts have been applied to other art forms...

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