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Farewell Blues

R.I.P. HRH Queen Elizabeth ll (1926 - Sept. 8, 2022).
R.I.P. Trevor Tomkins (1941 - Sept. 9, 2022).
R.I.P. Gordon McGregor (Sept. 11, 2022).
R.I.P. Ramsey Lewis (1935 - Sept. 12, 2022).
R.I.P. Pharoah Sanders (Oct. 13, 1940 - Sept. 24, 2022).
R.I.P. Sue Mingus (April 2, 1930 - Sept. 24, 2022).

Bebop Spoken There

Larry Klein: "- in a certain way - Leonard [Cohen] is the greatest songwriter ever." - (Jazzwise October 2022)

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

14602 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 880 of them this year alone and, so far, 80 this month (Sept. 26).

From This Moment On ...

September

Wed 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 28: Battle of the Bands @ NE Volume Music Bar, Yarm Lane, Stockton. Doors 6:00pm. Tickets: £5.00. adv., £6.00. on the door. Participants inc. Milne Glendinning Band.
Wed 28: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 28: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 28: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 28: Black is the Color of My Voice @ Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. One woman stage play (the life & times of Nina Simone).
Wed 28: Laura Jurd @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 29: Ushaw Ensemble @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 1:15pm. Free.
Thu 29: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 29: Czajka & Puchaz + Mark Solborg + Anthropology @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 7:00pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Thu 29: ‘58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 29: Peter Morgan Trio @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 30: Adam Johnson @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Fri 30: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 30: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 30: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 30: Pete Churchill & Noel Dennis: Exploring the Jazz Metaphor in Leadership & Management @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 2:30-4:00pm. Workshop.Tickets: £3.30 (inc. bf). A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Fri 30: FILM: Bird (Dir. Clint Eastwood) + Swing Bridge (in the bar) @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 6:30pm.
Fri 30: Orphy Robinson + Maniscalco-Bigoni-Solborg + Nicole Mitchell + Binker Golding-Alexander Hawkins-John Pope-Paul Hession @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle (7:00pm). A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Fri 30: Ushaw Ensemble @ St Mary’s Church, Holy Island. 7:30pm.
Fri 30: Alter Ego @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Fri 30: King Bee @ The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Independent, Sunderland. 9:00pm. £22.50. DJs + King Bee.

October

Sat 01: Dale Storr @ St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. £10.00.
Sat 01: Nicole Mitchell & Alexander Hawkins @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Sat 01: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: Pete Churchill. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 01: Orphy Robinson (in conversation); Beck Hunters w John Pope & Laura Cole; Daniel Levin; Black Top w Mariam Rezaei @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 6:00pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Sat 01: Simon O'Byrne @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. Solo guitar & vocals.
Sat 01: King Bees @ Grainger Market, Newcastle. 9:00-9:45pm. A Great Market Caper multi-bill event. Superb Chicago blues band. Doors: 6:30pm. Tickets: £10.00. + bf.

Sun 02 RUTH LAMBERT TRIO @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 02: Helena Anahita Wilson @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Sun 02: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 02: Zoë Gilby Trio w Noel Dennis + John Garner & John Pope + Dilutey Juice @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. £7.00.
Sun 02: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 02: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 02: Lindsay Hannon's 'Tom Waits for No Man' @ Three Tanners Bank, North Shields. 6:00pm. Free.
Sun 02: Celebrating the Life & Music of Pharoah Sanders @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £8.00. on the door. Feat. Sue Ferris, Paul Gowland, Tom Atkinson, Jude Murphy, Jeff Armstrong.
Sun 02: Shifa + Bex Burch & Leafcutter John + Farida Amadou @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 7:00pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.

Mon 03: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 04: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Durham. 7:00pm. Free (to reserve a table phone 0191 386 5556).
Tue 04: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Dean Stockdale, Paul Grainger, Tim Johnston.
Tue 04: Blue Jazz Quartet w Rivkala @ The Ship Isis, Sunderland. 7:30pm. Free.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

MORE ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 10TH GATESHEAD INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Tickets on sale now for Courtney Pine, Polar Bear, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and more 
Following the announcement in October of Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2014 headliners Django Bates and the Norrbotten Big Band, The Spring Quartet, Robert Glasper and Bill Frisell, tickets for five further performances - including the well known British saxophonist, composer and broadcaster Courtney Pine - have now been released for sale.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary and renowned for being the UK’s biggest jazz festival under one roof outside London, the festival, programmed by Sage Gateshead in collaboration with London-based music producers Serious, runs from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 April 2014 at Sage Gateshead.
Tickets are now on sale for Saturday and Sunday performances by Courtney Pine - House of Legends; Jean Toussaint Quartet/McCormack and Yarde Duo with the Elysian String Quartet - double bill; Chris Sharkey’s SHIVER and Polar Bear – double bill; the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra - Jazz Toons (afternoon show) and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – In the Spirit of Duke.

Saturday 5 April 
Courtney Pine - House of Legends will provide the climax to the bill on Saturday 5 April at 10.30pm, fresh from sell-out tours in the US, Canada and Europe. The House of Legends – Pine’s 15th studio album – is flavoured by the Caribbean with a mix of Merengue, Ska, Mento and Calypso. Joined by musicians from across the globe, multi-instrumentalist Pine plays soprano saxophone in a set that’s been described as ‘a joy throughout’ (BBC Music Magazine) and ‘unquestionably one of the most joyous albums Pine has ever made, it's just brilliantly effective dance music’ by Jazzwise, which voted House of Legends its 2012 album of the year. 
Jean Toussaint Quartet/McCormack and Yarde Duo with the Elysian String Quartet- Double Bill take to the stage at 2pm. The Jean Toussaint Quartet’s music falls between straight jazz and funk. Born in the Caribbean, band leader Toussaint is a composer and talented tenor/soprano saxophonist now based in London. A former member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Toussaint is working on a new alum to follow up the critically acclaimed Live in Paris and London.
The McCormack & Yarde Duo first performed together in 2008 and their collaboration with the Elysian Quartethas resulted in a new album, due for release in early 2014. Pianist Andrew McCormack and saxophonist Jason Yarde both compose separately then come together to play. The Elysian Quartet is a string quartet specialising in contemporary, experimental and improvised music.
Sunday 6 April 
The double bill of Chris Sharkey’s SHIVER and Polar Bear are on stage at 2pm. Gateshead-born Chris Sharkey’s new trio SHIVER features Chris on electric guitar, Andy Champion on electric bass, drummer Joost Hendricks and two special guests. They will premiere a new suite by Chris commissioned by the PRSF for Music Foundation to mark the 10th anniversary of Gateshead International Jazz Festival, influenced by the North East’s 20th century popular music culture. Expect loud guitars and influences from modern EDM to garage rock and improv/noise.
Mercury Prize nominees Polar Bear have led the way in attracting a younger audience to their brand of contemporary jazz; the band features tenor saxophonists Mark Lockheart and Pete Wareham, Tom Herbert on double bass, Sebastian Rochford on drums and Leafcutter John on electronics/guitar. 
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra - Jazz Toons: Top Cats, Action Men and Incredible Super-Heroesbrings jazz to all the family on Sunday afternoon at 3pm with music from the movies and cartoons, including The Pink Panther, Top Cat, James Bond, Star Trek and the Flintstones.
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra - In the Spirit of Duke features special guest Brian Kellock in a tribute to the great Duke Ellington. With music from across Ellington’s career, highlights of the Tommy Smith-directed set include Black and Tan Fantasy, Daybreak Express, Rockin' In Rhythm, and a tenor-piano duet of The Single Petal of a Rose from The Queen's Suite. The show starts at 7.30pm.
The 2014 festival, which mixes music with opportunities for plenty of audience participation, features a range of established and upcoming stars of the jazz world.
Ros Rigby, Performance Programme Director at Sage Gateshead, said: “For the 10th Jazz Festival we have our strongest ever line up, with stars from the jazz scene coming to Gateshead from across the UK and Europe – as well as some great American names. We’re already had lots of interest and are confident these latest releases will see ticket sales soar.”

Gateshead International Jazz Festival takes place at Sage Gateshead from Friday April 4 to Sunday April 6, 2014. Tickets can be booked either by calling 0191 443 4661, online at www.sagegateshead.com or in person from Sage Gateshead’s Ticket Office.

1 comment :

Kath Jobes said...

Looks like the next Festival will be superb... so many great Artists on, will have to chose carefully to make my budget ft as far as it can... def want to see Courtney Pine

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