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Bebop Spoken There

Gil Goldstein: "The first three days I was in Florida, I heard Jaco Pastorius play at a club in Fort Lauderdale, and then I heard Pat [Metheny] play in a class on jazz composition. My whole experience of the world changed in those three days." - (DownBeat, March 2020).


The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

Today Tuesday February 25



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


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

A Roaring 20s Social - Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. 7:30pm. £12.00.,£10.00. Music student, £8.00. DUJS member. A Durham University Jazz Society event. Open to all.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.


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

Friday, March 02, 2012

Jack Hamilton @ La Bodega, Morpeth.

We had a quick visit to La Bodega Bar/Restaurant in Morpeth last night. Some folks may remember it as the Black and Grey pub. All we knew was that Jack Hamilton is the house pianist there every Thursday night. I had spoken on the phone to the owner, a lady called April.
As we arrived Jack was accompanying April who was singing a couple of numbers from the great American songbook. including My Funny Valentine. I look forward to hearing her sing again. She was fantastic, with great arrangements from Jack. He also did a wonderful job of my request, my favourite The Shadow of Your Smile.As a matter or interest April is looking to book jazz orientated bands.
John T.

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