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Lakecia Benjamin: "From my early days with Clark Terry, he told me 'they see you before they hear you'... I'm just not from that school of thought where I'm gonna wear my jeans and T-shirt on stage and that's going to be respectable." - (Jazzwise, February 2023)

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

15056 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 75 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...

January

Sat 28: Tyneside Improvisers Workshop @ Ye Olde Cross, Ryton. 2:00-4:00pm. All welcome.
Sat 28: Secular Sounds in a Sacred Place @ Holy Cross Church, Ryton. 4:30-7:00pm. £10.00. Continuous performance featuring: Christian Alderson, Faye MacCalman, Sally Pilkington, John Pope. Event preceded by a Tyneside Improvisers Workshop (2:00pm, see above).
Sat 28: Entartete Musik @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. A Brundibár Arts Festival event.

Sun 29: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sat 28: Revolutionaires @ Brandling Villa, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 9:00pm. Rhythm & blues band.

Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Revolutionaires @ Greens, Low Row, Sunderland. 6:00pm. Rhythm & blues band with a horn section (inc. Pete Tanton).
Sun 29: Hypnotic Brass Band @ Cluny, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). £20.00.
Sun 29: Jam No.12 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students).
Sun 29: Origin @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 30: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: ???

February

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 01: Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK: Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm.

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 02: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 2:30-4:30pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 02: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Friday, March 01, 2013

New Independent Vocal Jazz Academy

The first British and International Vocal (Jazz) Academy workshop course will take place from Sunday 7 April 2013 with rolling enrolment thereafter.
Where:           West London

When:Fortnightly on Sundays

Who for:         Around 12 individuals who are serious about developing their knowledge and skills with a view to creating successful jazz performance – all styles.
Why:               BIVJA is keen to encourage mature students as well as young people at the start of their careers.
There are very few bespoke courses for vocalists who wish to empower themselves with a greater understanding of the rhythm section, band leading and performance confidence.
Is it for me?    Call for an informal chat on 020 8992 1571 (leave message and we’ll call you back).
Further course details: www.veronachard.com/bivja
Scholarship:
One full scholarship will be awarded per term
This is a high quality enterprise implementing the skills and experience of a full rhythm section. A course for those who wish to acquire a greater understanding of the working of that rhythm section plus harmony, aural, jazz music theory and jazz style through practical sessions integrating performance, history, vocal technique and all ‘tools of the trade’.
UNIQUE
BIVJA promotes a safe but challenging environment and it’s different because of its very  'hands on' approach. As the course develops ALL students will have acquired some practical knowledge of piano, bass, kit and percussion playing and band leading skills in addition to vocal and technical skills.
Sessions will be followed by a de-brief, student feedback, career support and Q+A - again a unique opportunity
Specialist workshops:
Participants will have access to workshops on specific skills such as PA set up and mixing and workshops with visiting professional singers, instrumentalists and mentors.
The support group created by this enterprise will assist students in self-promotion and performance opportunities.
Schedule:
The course runs for 7 x 6 hourly sessions plus one performance session per term. The course allows us to accommodate working musicians and freelancers plus students and those in regular employment.
Course founder:
Verona Chard LRAM, Dip Ram studied at Trinity Laban and the Royal Academy of Music and is a jazz / classical crossover singer, lyricist, actor promoter and vocal coach. She has performed internationally – most recently at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory Festival in Nepal at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London.
She sits on the MU Jazz Section committee, is an Equity member and visiting expert coach on X Factor Poland and at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London on the BA (Hons) Acting course - Musical Theatre Pathway. She also collaborates with award winning jazz singer Claire Martin OBE and pianists John Horler, Gareth Williams and Chris Neill.
Thank you for your interest.
Please contact us as below:
Best Wishes,
BIVJA Director -

Verona Chard – 020 8992 1571 – leave message, and contact details

07985 440902

Course will initially take place at:
Ealing House 33, Hanger Lane, London W5 3HJ  - Room 24 – this room is accessible from street level. There is one step into the front of the building and we will help wheelchair users to access the building as requested.
Parking available in adjacent streets and there is good public transport – North Ealing, Ealing Common and Ealing Broadway.

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