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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 Wednesday February 26


Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.


Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Darlington Big Band - Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Longfield Road, Darlington DL£ 0HX. Tel: 01325 380401. 8:00pm. Free.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Prudhoe Community Band @ Central Station. December 1

Ascending the escalator at Newcastle Central Station there was the unmistakable sound of a big band somewhere up on the concourse. Ah, the Prudhoe Community Band. Now this is a big band. So many brass and reeds I lost count. The ensemble spanned the ages - pre-teen to coffin dodgers! It was that time of year…Chris Rea’s Driving Home for Christmas and Slade’s So Here it is Merry Christmas filled the chill air. Band master Dave Hignett merrily waved his baton. Santa hats looked at him from the massed ranks wondering if he could be Father Christmas in an overcoat as a back row brass toting reindeer pumped up the volume. The collection buckets were out in force. Yes, it is that time of year again. Bah humbug!      

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