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Bebop Spoken There

Lew Shaw (Syncopated Times' columnist): "My interest [at 95] is in classic jazz. The numbers aren't what they were 40 years ago, but I'm encouraged by the number of young musicians playing that style and the young audiences they attract." - (The Syncopated Times January 2021)

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".

Postage

12,369 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 88 of them this year alone and, so far, 88 this month (Jan. 18).

Monday January 18

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSAN TOBOCMAN & ANDY PANAYI.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Remembering Ray

Yesterday's Sunderland Echo (Wednesday March 27) published a two page spread on the late bandleader, pianist, trombonist, arranger, composer, educator, Ray Chester.
Ray, who died in January this year, is given a well-deserved write-up (including photographs) detailing his career and achievements - achievements that reached out from his hometown of Sunderland to the hallowed portals of Broadcasting House where he won several Big Band Awards. It also includes tributes from friends and fellow musicians taken, mainly, from the pages of Bebop Spoken Here. Unfortunately, the Echo have not posted the article on-line so ask your newsagent to get you a copy.
A further tribute will be paid to Ray on Sunday June 23 at the Customs House, South Shields when the Ray Chester Big Band with Mia Webb will give a concert in his memory. Tickets are £10 and all proceeds go to St. Benedict's Hospice, Sunderland. A worthy cause and a chance to remember a fine musician and a gentleman.
Tickets can be obtained from the Customs House or on-line here.
Lance.

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