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Charles McPherson: “Jazz is best heard in intimate places”. (DownBeat, July, 2024).

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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.

Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Simon Spillett: A lovely review from the dean of jazz bloggers, Lance Liddle...

Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

Postage

16590 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 29 this month (July 14).

From This Moment On ...

July

Sat 20: Snake Davis & Helen Watson Duo @ Chopwell Community Centre NE17 7HZ. 7:30pm. £17.50.

Sun 21: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 21: Salty Dog @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 21: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free. Sun 21: The Big Easy @ The White Room, Stanley. 5:00pm.
Sun 21: Ben Crosland Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 22: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 23: Nomade Swing Trio @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm. £10.00. Tickets from Tully’s of Rothbury or at the door (cash only). A Coquetdale Jazz event.

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 24: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 24: The Ronnie Scott’s Story @ The Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Thu 25: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Garry Hadfield (keys); Noel Dennis (tpt); Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Adrian Beadnell (bass).
Thu 25: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Fri 26: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 26: Stuart Turner @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Fri 26: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.
Fri 26: Bold Big Band @ Old Coal Yard, Byker, Newcastle. 9:30pm. A Newcastle Fringe Festival event.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SAGE GATESHEAD UNVEILS PATRONS SUPPORTING FUNDRAISING APPEAL

Sage Gateshead has today announced big names from the world of arts, business, education and sport who are supporting its 10th Birthday Appeal. The Appeal is to raise a new endowment for the music centre, which is a registered charity, to coincide with its 10th birthday in December next year.
The Patrons include David Miliband, film producer Lord Puttnam and world record-breaking athlete Jonathan Edwards. From the world of business Sir Peter Vardy, Gary Lydiate, Louise Halbert and John Squires, and architect of Sage Gateshead Lord Foster. They join musicians Mark Knopfler, conductor Lorin Maazel andKathryn Tickell.
The Appeal is to raise £4 million in order to capitalise on the Arts Council’s 50 per cent match funding scheme, which will make every pound raised worth an additional 50p, generating an additional £2 million.
The money will help Sage Gateshead continue to bring the best international musicians to the North East as well as support new and emerging artists, build its international music education links and extend its urban arts training programme by bringing urban performers from across the world to Gateshead.  
Lord Falconer, Chairman of Sage Gateshead, said: “We have until just after our 10th birthday to raise £4 million and so we are thrilled to have such a fantastic group of Patrons to support us in this ambitious mission.
“We have such broad support from not only the musical world, but politics, sport, and business and I am thrilled that each in their own individual way has agreed to help us.
“The endowment will be invested and provide and income every year which will enable us to build our international, artistic programme and ensure a continuing legacy for future generations to enjoy.”

David Miliband said: “The work of Sage Gateshead is very close to my heart. I led the work on the Music Manifesto when I was Education Minister, and Sage Gateshead has always been at the forefront of music education work making a major impact locally, nationally and now with a growing international reach and reputation. And of course the stunning building, one of the most welcoming performance venues in the world, has brought both prestige and many great artists to the North East."

Jonathan Edwards said: “It has been amazing to witness the proud cultural regeneration of Tyneside over the last decade, and Sage Gateshead has been an inspirational part of this. It is an organisation that is enriching so many people’s lives in the region and it is something I feel really strongly that we need to sustain for the future. This appeal will help to do that, and I hope many people will support us.”

Architect Lord Foster said: “We are very proud of Sage Gateshead – and it is gratifying to see how the people of the North East have come to embrace it with such affection. Its auditoria and public spaces have supported a diverse international programme of the highest quality, and it is wonderful to see these performances and events bring joy to so many people. It was always our intention that the project should not only contribute to the urban regeneration of Gateshead, but would also provide an ‘urban room’ for the whole community to enjoy and an important centre for education. Looking to the future, we believe that Sage Gateshead will continue to thrive and bring international cultural events to the area, as well as encouraging new talent – the opportunity to create a new endowment, with support matched by the Arts Council, is very welcome indeed.”

Anthony Sargent, General Director of Sage Gateshead, said: “We are deeply grateful to this extraordinary group of people for their support. They each bring advice and connections in so many different ways. Raising £4m in any climate is a challenge, but with their help, and the persuasive power of the 50 per cent match funding available over the next two years we have a really great opportunity.
“We have already raised £1.5 million and the total will be invested in a new endowment, becoming a permanent support for the work we do.
“There are lots of ways in which the public can support us. They can name a seat in one of our world-class concert halls, give a one off or regular monthly gift or organise a fundraising activity. Gifts of all amounts are very welcome and we can potentially turn every £1 donated into £1.75!”

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