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Bebop Spoken There

Greg Abate: "So many sounds are ugly now. There are no harmonics, no chords. What do people hear these days? Why do things have to change from that good music?" (JazzTimes June/July 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! -- Holly Cooper:"Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

14378 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 597 of them this year alone and, so far, 2 this month (July 2).

From This Moment On ...

July

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 06: Michael Bublé @ Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. Doors: 5:00pm.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 07: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 07: Lara Jones + Echo Juliet @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 07: Thursday Night Prayer Meeting @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free admission (donations).
Thu 07: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 07: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 08: Alex Clarke Quartet @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00.
Fri 08: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 08: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 08: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.

Sat 09: Jazz Stage @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival: Zoë Gilby Duo (12 noon); Vieux Carré Jazzmen (1:35pm); Harmony Brass (3:10pm); Ruth Lambert Quartet (4:40pm). Outdoor stage adjacent to Tynemouth Priory.

Sun 10: Tusk X Yeah You @ Live Theatre, Newcastle. 12 noon. £10.00. All day event, line-up inc. Pat Thomas.
Sun 10: Jazz Stage @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival: Rendezvous Jazz (12 noon); River City Jazzmen (1:35pm); House of the Black Gardenia (3:10pm); Classic Swing (4:40pm). Outdoor stage adjacent to Tynemouth Priory.
Sun 10 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 10: Tees Valley Jazzmen @ Hammer & Pincers, Preston le Skerne. 1:00pm.
Sun 10: Shunyata Improvisation Group @ Saltwell Park, Gateshead NE9 5AX. 1:00pm.
Sun 10: Am Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 10: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 10: Anth Purdy @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 4:00pm.
Sun 10: Jazzframe @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 11: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 11: Central Bar Quintet plays Chet Baker Sings @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 7:30pm. Concert performance featuring Pete Tanton + jam session. £5.00 (free admission to sitters-in).

Tue 12: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.
Tue 12: Harry Keeble Quartet @ Forum Music Centre, Darlington. 7:30pm.

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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