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Bebop Spoken There

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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.
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14757 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1376 of them this year alone and, so far, 92 this month (Nov. 29).

From This Moment On ...

December

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. £22.00. Xmas lunch. Tel: 0191 691 7090.
Thu 02: Jools Holland’s R & B Orchestra @ Newcastle City Hall. Doors: 6:30pm. 2nd night.
Thu 02: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Billingham Catholic Club. 7:30pm. Fundraiser for SVP. Tickets: £5.00. from 07757 062798.
Thu 02: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club, Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 03: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. £22.00. Xmas lunch. Tel: 0191 691 7090.
Fri 03: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Classic Swing @ Saltburn Community Theatre. 7:30pm.

Sat 04: Play Jazz! Workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: Clark Tracey. £25.00., book at: www.jazz.coop. .
Sat 04: Hot Club du Nord @ St Cuthbert’s, Hebron, nr. Morpeth. 7:30pm. Festive Special! SOLD OUT!.
Sat 04: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Greenside Community Centre, Ryton. 7:30pm. £5.00..
Sat 04: Clark Tracey Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £15.00. .
Sat 04: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Red Lion, Earsdon, North Tyneside. 8:00pm. £3.00. Xmas party.

Sun 05 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 05: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 05: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 05: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 05: Glenn Miller Orchestra UK @ Stockton Globe. 3:00pm. Ray McVay & co.
Sun 05: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 7:00pm.
Sun 05: Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 06: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 06: Northern Monkey Brass Band @ o/s The People’s Kitchen, Bath Lane, Newcastle 7:00-7:30pm.

Tue 07: Classic Swing @ The Ship Inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Tue 07: Customs House Big Band @ All Saints Church Hall, Cleadon. 7:00pm.
Tue 07: Dilutey Juice @ Little Buildings, Ouseburn, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Tue 07: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 7:30pm. House trio: Dean Stockdale; Paul Grainger; Tim Johnston. NOTE EARLIER START!

Wed 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 08: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 8:00pm. Concert performance. Free admission.
Wed 08: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00-9:30pm. In the bar.
Wed 08: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 09: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. £22.00. Xmas lunch. Tel: 0191 691 7090.
Thu 09: Hot Club du Nord, Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Peterlee. 7:00pm (doors). £10.00. + bf.
Thu 09: Tenderlonius + Knats @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00. (£10.00. inc food).
Thu 09: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Thu 09: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 09: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

The queue forms on the right girls...

The Naturist Foundation Jazz and Real Ale Festival announce the full line-up for their Jazz and Real Ale Festival which takes place from the 27th to the 30th June 2013. The event is the only four day outdoor jazz festival in the UK. Jerry Turner, Music Director of the Festival said “I am very pleased with the programme for this year which features some jazz greats as well as emerging talent. The Thursday evening features young musicians who are establishing a name for themselves such as Yazz Ahmed, Kieren Stickle McLeod and Jack Davies. The rest of the festival includes musicians such as Peter King the greatest alto player in the UK, Frank Griffith and Jean Toussaint from the USA, Vasilis Xenopoulos from Greece, Digby Fairweather, Julian Marc Stringle, Ben Cummings, Byron Wallen, the MJQ Celebration with Karen Sharp, and the solo piano of Keith Nichols over Sunday lunch. A New Orleans style umbrella parade through the grounds is
followed by Harry Strutters Jive and Swing for a fun filled Saturday afternoon.”
The event is clothing optional so non-naturist jazz fans are welcome. Alongside the music marquee is a real ale and cider tent with drinks at around £2.50 a pint. Plenty of reasonable priced food is available.
The Foundation is set in 50 acres of ancient woodland and meadowland and has a covered heated  swimming pool and sauna. Camping packages are available as are day tickets, all offering great value for money. We are near Swanley and Orpington. Free car parking. Full details on www.naturistfoundation.org
The complete line-up is:
Thursday 27th June
7.30 p.m. The Yazz Ahmed Trio.
Yazz Ahmed (trumpet and flugelhorn), Dave Mannington (bass guitar) and Ralph Wyld (Vibes)
8.45 “New World”
Kieran Stickle McLeod (trombone) Joe Wright (tenor) Sam Rapley (tenor) Matt Robinson (piano)
Tom McCredie (bass) and Dave Hamblett (drums).
10.00 Jack Davies’ Flea Circus.
Jack Davies (trumpet) Rob Cope (bass clarinet) Aiden Shepherd (accordion) and James Opstad
(bass)
Friday 28h June
7.30 p.m. The Digby Fairweather Quintet
Digby Fairweather (trumpet) Mick Foster (baritone) Tim Huskisson (piano) Tristan Maillot (drums)
and Len Skeat (bass)
9.30 Frank Griffith’s Hot Club
Frank Griffith (clarinet) Charles Alexander (guitar) Andy Robinson (guitar) and Mick Hutton (bass)
Saturday 29 June
11.00 a.m. Jam Session.
All musicians of whatever standard welcome to have a jam, so bring your instruments with you.
2.15 p.m. Umbrella Parade
Led by Harry Strutters Jive and Swing. Come and join in the parade. Decorated umbrellas especially
welcome.
2.30 Harry Strutters Jive and Swing. GrahamCollicot (drums), Maurice Dennis
(Guitar/Banjo), Michael E t h e r i n g t o n ( T r u m p e t / T r o m b o n e / V o c a l s ) , T o n y C a r t e r
(alto/tenor/baritone/flute), Dave Hardman (bass), Andrew Clancy (piano).
4.30 The Frank Toms Trio with Special Guests Jean Toussaint and Byron Wallen
Jean Toussaint (tenor), Byron Wallen (trumpet) Frank Toms (piano) Elliott Toms (drums) Rob Anstey
(bass)
5.15 Break
7.30 The Frank Toms Trio with Special Guests Jean Toussaint and Byron Wallen
8.30 The MJQ Celebration with Karen Sharp
featuring Nat Steele (vibes), Barry Green (piano), Matt Ridley (bass) and Steve Brown (drums)
with special guest Karen Sharp (tenor)
Sunday 30 June
10.30 Sunday Service
12.15 Keith Nichols (solo piano).
Bring your lunch to the Marquee.
2.30 The Jack Honeyborne Trio with Special Guests
Vasilis Xenopoulos (tenor) and Ben Cummings (trumpet) with Jack Honeyborne ( p i a n o ) J i m
Richardson (bass) and Dennis Smith (drums)
4.30 The Peter King Quintet with Special Guest Mornington Lockett
Peter King (alto), Steve Melling (piano), Mark Fletcher (drums) Geoff Gascoyne (bass) Mornington
Lockett (tenor)
5.15 Break
7.30 The Peter King Quartet with Mornington Lockett
8.30 The Julian Marc Stringle Trio
Julian Marc Stringle (Clarinet and Saxes), Chris Dodd (Bass) and Nigel Price (guitar)

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