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Farewell Blues

R.I.P. HRH Queen Elizabeth ll (1926 - Sept. 8, 2022).
R.I.P. Trevor Tomkins (1941 - Sept. 9, 2022).
R.I.P. Gordon McGregor (Sept. 11, 2022).
R.I.P. Ramsey Lewis (1935 - Sept. 12, 2022).
R.I.P. Pharoah Sanders (Oct. 13, 1940 - Sept. 24, 2022).

Bebop Spoken There

Larry Klein: "- in a certain way - Leonard [Cohen] is the greatest songwriter ever." - (Jazzwise October 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, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

14581 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 859 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Sept. 21).

From This Moment On ...

September

Sun 25: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 25: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 25: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm. CANCELLED!
Sun 25: Skylla + Pete Wareham-Ruth Goller-Will Glaser @ Bobik’s, Punch Bowl, Jesmond, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.

Mon 26: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 26: Lewis Watson Quartet @ Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Tue 27: Beth Clarke @ British Legion Club, West Jesmond, Newcastle. 1:00-4:00pm. Free.
Tue 27: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Durham. 7:00pm. Free (to reserve a table phone 0191 386 5556).
Tue 27: Black is the Color of My Voice @ Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. One woman stage play (the life & times of Nina Simone).

Wed 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 28: Battle of the Bands @ NE Volume Music Bar, Yarm Lane, Stockton. Doors 6:00pm. Tickets: £5.00. adv., £6.00. on the door. Participants inc. Milne Glendinning Band.
Wed 28: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 28: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 28: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 28: Black is the Color of My Voice @ Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. One woman stage play (the life & times of Nina Simone).
Wed 28: Laura Jurd @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 29: Ushaw Ensemble @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 1:10pm. Free.
Thu 29: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 29: Czajka & Puchaz + Mark Solborg + Anthropology @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 7:00pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Thu 29: ‘58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 29: La Sonora Boreal’s Latin Jam Session @ The Globe, Newcastle (7:45pm). Free (donations). Latin jazz performance & jam session.
Thu 29: Peter Morgan Trio @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 30: Adam Johnson @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Fri 30: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 30: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 30: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 30: Pete Churchill & Noel Dennis: Exploring the Jazz Metaphor in Leadership & Management @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 2:30-4:00pm. Workshop.Tickets: £3.30 (inc. bf). A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Fri 30: FILM: Bird (Dir. Clint Eastwood) + Swing Bridge (in the bar) @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 6:30pm.
Fri 30: Orphy Robinson + Maniscalco-Bigoni-Solborg + Nicole Mitchell + Binker Golding-Alexander Hawkins-John Pope-Paul Hession @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle (7:00pm). A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Fri 30: Ushaw Ensemble @ St Mary’s Church, Holy Island. 7:30pm.
Fri 30: Alter Ego @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Fri 30: King Bee @ The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Independent, Sunderland. 9:00pm. £22.50. DJs + King Bee.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Maine Street Jazzmen voted Band of the Year by Rochdale Jazz Club


After being given an enthusiastic reception by the members of Rochdale Jazz Club, when the Maine Street Jazzmen played their first gig at the club in July 2012, the band were subsequently awarded the title of "Band of the Year 2012.".
Rochdale Jazz Club operates on a Sunday evening and features different jazz bands from all over the country. In 2012 a total of 37 bands played the venue. Each year the club members are given the opportunity to vote for their “Band Of The Year” and the best band is awarded the “Band Of The Year”  trophy.


The trophy is dedicated to the memory of a long standing Rochdale Jazz Club member, Harry Cameron who passed away in January 2009. The organising committee decided to commemorate Harry’s life with the awarding of a trophy for the band of the year chosen by a ballot of the regulars of Jazz on a Sunday. The first winners of the trophy in 2009 were the Tame Valley Stompers, with runners up New Orleans Heat, and the Les Bull Band from Cumbria.
At the end of the  2012 season,  the club members voted the Maine Street Jazzmen as their “Band of the Year “ for 2012.  The band were subsequently booked to return to the club in January 2013 when they would have been presented with the trophy, however the gig had to be cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions and re-scheduled for July.
However, on Tuesday (March 19) David Ball, a member of Rochdale Jazz Club, travelled up to the band’s Tuesday residency at the British Legion Club, Jesmond, and duly presented the band with their trophy. The program for the presentation night included a selection of jazz classics such as; Savoy Blues, Hindustan, Chinatown, Tiger Rag, Swing That Music, Take Me Back To New Orleans, At The Jazz Band Ball, and Buddy’s Habits. While Olive sang  It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t got that Swing, Make Me a Pallet on the Floor, and How’d ya Like To Love Me. Photographic coverage of the event was provided by one of the band’s regular supporters, Bill Halliday.
The Maine Street Jazzmen  play an entertaining brand of Dixieland jazz, using the traditional line up of Trombone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Piano, Double Bass, and Drums.
The band features some experienced Tyneside jazz musicians, led by trombonist Herbie Hudson, founder member of the original River City Jazzmen, and are proving to be popular wherever they play. They have several regular Tyneside gigs, Thursday evenings at the Marquis of Granby, Sunniside, and also a monthly gig at Seaton Sluice Club, as well as the Tuesday gig at Jesmond British Legion.  The band also play jazz club dates, and occasional festival dates, including the Edinburgh Jazz Festival in 2012!
Further details can be found on the band’s website www.mainestreetjazzmen.com.
Alan.

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