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Bebop Spoken There

Joe Farnsworth: "I have to say that jazz in New York will never die. It may seem like all the music happened 3,000 years ago, but, Charlie Parker, Billy Higgins, Max Roach and all the others are still here. You can feel their presence."- (DownBeat, January 2022)

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

13858 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 77 of them this year alone and, so far, 77 this month (Jan. 23).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Mon 24: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 24: Vels Trio + Knats @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. POSTPONED!

Tue 25: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 10:00am - 12 noon. Rehearsal session (open to the public) .
Tue 25: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Murray Wankling, Paul Grainger, King David Ike-Elechi.

Wed 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public). CANCELLED!
Wed 26: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm .
Wed 26: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 27: Tobias Sarra & John Garner @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm .
Thu 27: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 27: Knats’ Night: Knats + Swannek @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 27: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm. CANCELLED! .
Thu 27: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 28: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Ian Millar & Dominic Spencer @ Bishop Middleham Village Hall, Ferryhill. 8:00pm. £10.00.
Fri 28: Struggle Buggy @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blues band.

Sat 29: Lindsay Hannon & Martin Douglas @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Life Drawing & Live Music. Enrol at: www.cobaltstudios.co.uk.

Sun 30 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 30: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 30: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 30: Hot Club du Nord @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 31: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Jazz Services - is Online booking for you?

We need your feedback on whether you will use the online ticket service
The Jazz Services site already provides a comprehensive listing of gigs for the whole of the UK and a search facility.
The new booking service will provide a "book now" facility alongside the gig listing for those promoters that sign up to the service.
The event description page can include images and bios for the band already stored within their Jazz Services profile, or the promoter can add further images and text for the specific gig (to customise or for a non-UK band).
The system has administration tools that allows the promoter to control the inventory made available through this channel. The system can cope with different ticket types at different prices with different inventory levels for each type. Multiple dates are easily created within the system. Inventory can be managed up to the event - i.e. inventory can be added or remove up until the day of the event. (Obviously, sold inventory cannot be removed.) The administration tools allow you to download lists of sales for any event and also management and finance data.
In addition, an iPhone app is being developed to provide the same gig search and booking capability - direct from the app on the phone.
We will also have a facility to email a data base of potential customers by postcode area
We have undertaken a comprehensive costing exercise and we have managed to get the overall commission down to £1.20 per booking including VAT. However we are investigating a sliding scale so someone paying for a £7 ticket will pay less.
As you know Jazz Services has suffered a 30% cut in its funding and we have to earn income to ensure more money goes into the front line. We think a jazz online box office is a viable proposition and we hope you do as well.
I look forward to hearing from you and very happy to discuss any aspect of this scheme. It would be very helpful if you could let me know whether you would be interested or not with a straight yes or no
Very many thanks
Kindest regards
Chris Hodgkins
Director
Jazz Services
132 Southwark Street,
London
SE1 0SW
T: 020 7928 9089
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