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Bebop Spoken There

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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".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

Postage

13,715 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1132 of them this year alone and, so far, 76 this month (Sept. 21).

From This Moment On ...

September

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall 8:00pm. .
Thu 23: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside, Gateshead. 8:30pm. .

Fri 24: Perdido Street Jazzmen (with Frank Brooker reeds, Eugene Farrar trombone, Brian Bennett banjo & Phil Rutherford sousaphone) @ Darlington Market Square, Darlington. 11:00am.
Fri 24: Sue Ferris Quintet @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: FILM: Jazz on a Summer's Day + Swing Bridge Trio (in the bar) @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 7:00pm.

Sat 25: Silent Music Seeing Sound + Spinningwork @ Newcastle Arts Centre. 6:30pm. Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music (NFOJIM).
Sat 25: Knats @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 26: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. .
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 26: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. .
Sun 26: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:00pm.
Sun 26: Sax Appeal @ The Blue Bell, Hill Street, Corbridge NE45 5AA. 4:30pm. Free. .
Sun 26: David Gray Flextet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 26: Nubiyan Twist @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 27: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

7.30PM SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER SONSALE + TOM GIBBS QUARTET with WILL VINSON

Valentin Ceccaldi (cello); Andy Champion ( bass); Sylvain Darrifourcq (drums); Corey Mwamba (vibes) //
Will Vinson (alto sax); Tom Gibbs (keyboards); Euan Burton (bass); James Maddren (drums)
Since our last e-mailing, Tyneside's Andy Champion has been named as one of eight young British jazz musicians to participate in the 2012/13 Take Five professional development scheme (predecessors include Kit Downes and Soweto Kinch) covering all aspects of a jazz musician's life. He is joined in the Jazz North East - curated brand new quartet, Sonsale, by two Parisians and by Derby's Corey Mwamba. The band will re-convene next year for a UK/European tour for which promises of subsidy have been obtained from French and British sources and for which a first booking has just been received - from a venue in Paris.
Not quite a debut performance for the Tom Gibbs Quartet but a first tour promoting their debut CD. The musicians have all played together before in various combinations but being 'in demand' young players (how many different bands have we seen James Maddren with in the past couple of years?), getting together takes some organising; for Will Vinson most of all since, though UK born, he lives and works 
The gig is badged "Jazz North East" signifying contemporary jazz generally close to the mainstream tradition of the music, though don't expect a recreation of the past. Please note the early start for the gig - 7.30PM rather than 8.00PM so we can fit in the two bands and still have you on your way home in time This gig is a co-promotion with Splinter. Note that the music room is inaccessible to wheelchair users.  
BRIDGE HOTEL, CASTLE GARTH, NEWCASTLE NE1 1RQ
Admission at the door from 7.00PM -  £8.00 & £6.00 concessions (claimants, senior citizens, students)
Dave Clarke

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