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Bebop Spoken There

Peter Woodford: "I noticed when I went to hear some jazz in a little pub on the outskirts of London the people were really listening. I'm used to guys in bars only interested in making out with their girl friends. Here the idea seems to be to take a girl, enjoy the music, and make out later." - (Crescendo September 1972).
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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".

Today Wednesday February 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

After Hours #4: Stéphane Grappelli - Cafédral Durham, Owengate, Durham DH1 3HB. 7:30pm. £5.00. (concs. available). Sonia Rae (violin); Tom Burgess (guitar); Jack Theaker (guitar); Angus Shennan (keyboards); David Byfield (drums) + Clara Falkowska (flugelhorn, violin). ‘The life and work of Stéphane Grappelli’. Durham University Jazz Society event.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Jazz Singing in Bon Marche

Advice for jazz singers.  Get yourself into Bon Marche in King Street South Shields.  I went there for a new coat today.  As I tried on garments in the fitting room, what did I hear but the strains of a woman singer doing Night And Day, complete with verse.  Then came The Lady Is A Tramp.  I couldn’t resist joining in – goodness knows what the assistants thought.  Probably a good job there were no other customers.  Congratulations to Bon Marche on their choice of corporate music – Frank Sinatra was starting a song as I left, so we need male singers in the fitting rooms as well.
Caffe Nero in South Shields is also good on music.  There’s sometimes jazz there and also some unusual and classy rock which I’ve never heard anywhere else.
Jazz and clothes shopping.  What next?  Bach in the butchers? Folk in the photographers?
Ann Alex

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