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Bebop Spoken There

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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! -- Holly Cooper:"Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

14336 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 555 of them this year alone and, so far, 55 this month (June 19).

From This Moment On ...

June

Sat 25-Sun 26: Harambee Pasadia Festival @ The Hub, Shaw Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8TD. www.harambeepasadiafestival.com. Line-up inc. Kevin Haynes Groupo Elegua, Hannabiell & the Midnight Blue Collective, Knats. Tickets from £20.00. adult, £10.00. teen (12-17).
Sat 25: Wild Women of Wylam @ Daniel Farm, Wylam. 7:00pm. £20.00. (inc. food).
Sat 25: Julija Jacenaite @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 26 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Outdoor (indoor if inclement weather).
Sun 26: Mississippi Dreamboats @ Springwell Village Community Venue, Gateshead. 2:30pm. A ‘1940s’ Weekend’ event (from 1:00pm).
Sun 26: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 26: Los Chichanos @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

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

Tue 28: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Dean Stockdale, Paul Grainger, Sid White.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 30: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 30: Lights Out By Nine @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 30: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 30: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

July

Fri 01: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 01: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: Swing Manouche @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm (doors). £20.00.
Fri 01: 1920s Speakeasy w live jazz @ The Exchange, North Shields. 8:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Fri 01: Struggle Buggy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. Blind Pig Blues Club. 8:00pm.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Liverpool's First International Jazz Festival.

The Capstone Theatre is delighted to announce a new International Jazz Festival to launch from 28th February 3rd March 2013, in Liverpool - the UK’s music capital.  For a full four days the Liverpool International Jazz Festival and the Capstone Theatre will come alive to the sounds of Roller Trio, Led Bib, Robert Mitchell,Kit Downes Quintet, Denys Baptiste's Triumvirate and Courtney Pine to name a few highlights, and all under one roof.
Some of the finest names on the national and international jazz scene are set to demonstrate that the spirit of jazz is still swingin’ and jumpin’ in Liverpool and some programmed events are absolutely free.
In the short time since its opening in 2010, The Capstone Theatre has established itself as the city's leading venue for cutting edge jazz and world music.  This new festival is going all out to showcase original and innovative instrumental sounds from an array of high profile artists to satisfy the genre lovers and to introduce the fascinating world of jazz to a whole new generation of music fanatics.
The Capstone Theatre’s Neil Campbell said 'The Festival will be the first of its kind in Liverpool and will give the opportunity to bring together some of the most high profile national and international artists alongside some of the City's most creative local jazz musicians. Since beginning its ongoing series of jazz concerts two years ago, starting with a concert by sax legend Courtney Pine, The Capstone has staged concerts by some of the most interesting and excellent international jazz artists including Dennis Rollins, Neil Cowley, Zoe Rahman, Martin Taylor, Gwilym Simcock, Lighthouse, Jah Wobble, Stacey Kent, Kairos 4tet, Tigran, Eduardo Niebla, Phronesis, Portico Quartet and Tommy Smith. I think that through The Capstone's programme, Merseyside audiences are being given the opportunity to experience world class musicians who otherwise would not have performed in the City.'
Thursday 28th February will see the festival open in smooth style with Roller Trio. Described by BBC’s Radio’sGilles Peterson as “Dark, menacing, bass heavy – the new sound of UK jazzzzzzz” .On 1st March, just as the weekend arrives Led Bib, one of the original torch bearers for the revitalized young British jazz scene –a maverick jazz band and an unlikely rock quintet will be headlining the second day of the festival. The third day of the festival will not be slowing down as composer, teacher and pianist Robert Mitchell, a throwback to that powerful tradition of artistic mastery in pursuit of transcendence, takes to the stage, followed by the Kit Downes Quintet, the dark and detailed, colorful and chaotic new project from UK pianist and composer Kit Downes.
Sunday 3rd March will see London Jazz artist Denys Baptiste performing with his new trio Triumvirate. Consisting of double bassist Larry Bartley and drummer Moses Boyd, Triumvirate take quality songs of the recent past - think Gnarls Barkley's Crazy and D'Angelo's Brown Sugar - and reinterpret them in trio format to present familiar material in an unfamiliar way.
The Festival will culminate in a final concert by jazz legend Courtney Pine, who returns to The Capstone with his phenomenal House of Legends TourAn inspirational icon to many young, upcoming musicians, Courtney is known extensively for this saxophone and clarinet mastery however he is a multi-instrumentalist who is also able to play the flute, and keyboard. Awarded an OBE in 2000 and a CBE in 2009 Courtney’s other accolade is his appearance in a jazz quartet in an episode of Doctor Who! The jazz maestro launched The Capstone's jazz programme back in 2010 with a sell-out performance and this concert promises to be something very special.
No festival in Liverpool would be complete without the very best in native talent and the Liverpool International Jazz Festival is no exception.  Supporting these jazz supremos will also be a series of free performances by Liverpool jazz musicians, including Blind Monk Trio, Martin Smith’s The Weave, Perri and Neil Quartet, White Canvasand GORP.
Exclusive to the Liverpool International Jazz Festival, The Capstone Theatre and specialist woodwind retailer Curly Woodwind will present two free saxophone workshops and masterclasses. The first will see renowned saxophone recording artist, author and composer Pete Thomas, alongside legendary sax stars Bobby Wellins and Tony Kofi, discuss how to achieve the best sound on your instrument. The second class will see professional saxophonist, consultant and teacher Graeme Turner offer the very best advice on how to improvise effectively.
Liverpool’s newest music event, the Liverpool International Jazz Festival is set to become an annual event with the Capstone Theatre at its very heart.  More information can be found on www.thecapstonetheatre.com
Follow us on facebook @Liverpool International Jazz Festival and twitter @LpoolJazzFest
LISTING INFORMATION
Roller Trio
Thursday 28th February 2013, 7.30pm
£12.50
Martin Smith’s The Weave
Thursday 28th February 2013, 10pm
Free admission
Led Bib
Friday 1st March, 7.30pm
£12.50
GORP
Friday 1st March, 10pm
Free admission
Robert Mitchell
Saturday 2nd March, 2pm
£10
White Canvas
Saturday 2nd March, 4.30pm
Free admission
Kit Downes Quintet
Saturday 2nd March, 7.30pm
£12.50
Perri and Neil Quartet
Saturday 2nd March, 10pm
Free admission
Denys Baptiste’s Triumvirate
Sunday 3rd March, 3pm
£12.50
Blind Monk Trio
Sunday 3rd March, 5.30pm
Free admission
Courtney Pine House of Legends
Sunday 3rd March, 8pm
£17.50
SUNDAY WORKSHOPS LISTINGS
Taming the Saxophone - Tone Production
Sunday 3rd March,
11:00
How to Improvise Effectively
Sunday 3rd March,
12:30
HOW TO BOOK
In person: TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool, L1 1RG.
Ticket Quarter Box Office: 0844 8000 410*or online at www.thecapstonetheatre.com*

*Subject to booking fee.

The Capstone TheatreShaw Street,
Liverpool
L6 1HP
FESTIVAL PASSES
Available online at Liverpool Hope University’s online store at http://store.hope.ac.uk.
PASSES - £65 - As a festive treat, we are offering a 10% discount on all Festival Passes purchased before 10th January 2013.

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