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Bebop Spoken There

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Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Simon Spillett: A lovely review from the dean of jazz bloggers, Lance Liddle...

Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

Postage

16590 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 29 this month (July 14).

From This Moment On ...

July

Sat 20: Snake Davis & Helen Watson Duo @ Chopwell Community Centre NE17 7HZ. 7:30pm. £17.50.

Sun 21: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 21: Salty Dog @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 21: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free. Sun 21: The Big Easy @ The White Room, Stanley. 5:00pm.
Sun 21: Ben Crosland Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 22: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 23: Nomade Swing Trio @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm. £10.00. Tickets from Tully’s of Rothbury or at the door (cash only). A Coquetdale Jazz event.

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 24: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 24: The Ronnie Scott’s Story @ The Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Thu 25: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Garry Hadfield (keys); Noel Dennis (tpt); Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Adrian Beadnell (bass).
Thu 25: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Fri 26: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 26: Stuart Turner @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Fri 26: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.
Fri 26: Bold Big Band @ Old Coal Yard, Byker, Newcastle. 9:30pm. A Newcastle Fringe Festival event.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Scotland’s National Jazz Orchestra salutes the Duke

Known as The Duke, Edward Kennedy Ellington was considered amongst the world’s greatest composers and musicians, who reached out and touched a worldwide audience in a fashion that may never be equalled.  His legacy covers six decades and as a pianist and bandleader, Ellington’s music was evocative and emotional as well as richly textured in mood, ranging from lyrical simplicity through to dense complexity. 
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, the UK’s best jazz ensemble, have chosen a fabulous range of his pieces with which to pay their respects and thrill their audiences - foot tapping favourites, infectious swing, mellow mood and contemporary jazz to inspire and entertain all – an evening not to be missed!
In the Spirit of the Duke features the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with Brian Kellock on piano and will cover some of the most popular of Ellington’s music - through iconic hits such as Black & Tan Fantasy, Mood Indigo, Caravan and Rockin’ in Rhythm and reaching into less frequently played Ellington orchestra masterpieces including Billy Strayhorn’s arrangement of Morning Mood from the Peer Gynt Suite, highlights from Ellington’s Latin American, Far East, Nut Cracker and the Queen’s Suites as well as Sepia Panorama, the Ellington orchestra’s original theme tune before the adoption of Take the A Train in 1941.
 SNJO director Tommy Smith said: “We are proud to be celebrating such an inspirational figure as Duke Ellington, whose music we have visited successfully before and to whose style we will be endeavouring to remain as true as possible on these concerts. There’s no musician more qualified to play the Ellington role on piano than Brian Kellock and we’re looking forward immensely to featuring his skill, exuberance and fantastic touch at the keyboard at the core of an orchestra that’s currently playing at the top of its game.”

Tour details: October 2012
 Wed Oct 24 - Perth, Perth Theatre    01738 621 031 www.horsecross.co.uk
 Thurs Oct 25 - Aberdeen, Music Hall   01224 641122 www.boxofficeaberdeen.com
 Fri Oct 26 - Edinburgh Queen's Hall   0131 668 2019 www.thequeenshall.net
 Sat Oct 27 - Glasgow, Royal Conservatoire.   0141 332 5057  www.rcs.ac.uk
 Sun Oct 28 - Inverness, Eden Court  01463 234234 www.eden-court.co.uk
 All concerts start at 7.30pm with a free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm
Free tickets for under 16yrs and SNJO Youth cards:16 – 25 yrs allow entry for £5 to concerts
For more information, please contact: Lindsay Robertson, SNJO Manager on tel: 07827 966735 / email: lr@snjo.co.uk
 Sponsors: The SNJO would like to thank their sponsors for all their help: Creative Scotland, The Foyle Foundation, Sono Vie, Arts & Business, Grasshoppers and the Royal Highland Hotel, Inverness

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