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Bebop Spoken There

Veronica Swift: "I don't want to call myself a jazz singer anymore. I'm a singer and a storyteller.'" - (JazzTimes, December 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".

'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! --

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13837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 56 of them this year alone and, so far, 56 this month (Jan. 16).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Wed 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 19: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 19: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 20: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 20: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 21: Emma Fisk & James Birkett @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: John Law @ Durham Cathedral. 7:30pm. £20.00. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 21: Jude Murphy & Dan Stanley @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 22: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 7:30pm. £5.00.
Sat 22: MGB @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. The Milne-Glendinning Band.

Sun 23 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 23: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 23: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Svarc Hanley Longhawn @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 24: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 24: Vels Trio @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Tue 25: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Murray Wankling, Paul Grainger, King David Ike-Elechi.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jazz North East Fundraiser Sunday January 26 - Full Line-up

THE JAZZ CAFÉ                                          BRIDGE HOTEL
All day pass inc. both venues £15 ---- Afternoon or evening pass inc. both venues £10.      
Afternoon                                        
1:00pm     Alan Law Trio                               Zoë Gilby Quartet
2:00pm     Burgess, Wilson & Burt               Matt Anderson Quartet
3:00pm     Alex Hutton Trio                           Jason Yarde & Friends         
4:00pm     Simon Spillett Quintet                   Bonga, Coxon, Sanders & Ward
Evening   
6:00pm     Beck, Collins, Grew & Pope        Graeme Wilson - Noel Dennis 
                                                                        Quintet
7:00pm     Jason Yarde Quintet                     Guitar Quartet with Burt, Coxon, 
                                                                      Sharkey  & Ward 
8:00pm     Jonathan Silk Quintet                   Corey Mwamba’s Improv Mashup
9:00pm     Paul Edis & Friends                       More Mwamba Mashup!
Matt Anderson - saxophones. Leading member of Leeds’ new young mainstream scene.
Mick Beck - tenor sax & bassoon. Highly respected improviser with a sound that strips paint
Ntshuks Bonga - alto sax. South African born artist bringing a township touch to free improv.
John Burgess - reeds. Versatile Scot equally at home with classic jazz and free music.
George Burt - guitar. The most innovative guitarist since the late Derek Bailey.
David Carnegie - drums. Welcome return to Tyneside for the brilliant Barbadian drummer
Andy Champion - double bass. Gateshead-born bassist building an international reputation.
Charlie Collins - drums. Sheffield-based percussionist bringing a powerful rhythmic sense to improv.
John Coxon - guitar. Star of drum & bass crew Springheel Jack, now committed to free improv.
Noel Dennis - trumpet. Warm-toned trumpeter back in the North East after a spell in Glasgow.
Paul Edis - piano. Brilliant exponent of the classic jazz piano tradition.
Zoë Gilby - vocals. One of the UK’s finest jazz singers, making waves with her new album.
Stephen Grew - piano. First Jazz North East appearance for highly original improvising pianist.
Alex Hutton - piano. London-based artist who recently played a stunning gig at the Lit & Phil.
Alan Law - keyboards. Tyneside player testing the boundaries between harmony and freedom.
John Pope - double bass. Rising star on the UK free jazz and experimental music scene.
Corey Mwamba - vibraphone. Brilliant young artist re-inventing the vibes vocabulary.
Martin Pyne - vibraphone. Inspirational vibes player & leader of acclaimed contemporary trio Busnoys.
Mark Sanders - drums. Widely recognised as one of Europe’s finest improvising percussionists.
Chris Sharkey - guitar. Combines astonishing technique with restlessly imaginative approach.
Mick Shoulder - double bass. Swinging bassist, equally at home with 1930s Hot Club or ‘60s post-bop jazz.
Jonathan Silk - drums. Driving force behind the contemporary Birmingham jazz scene.
Adam Sinclair - drums. Superb Tyneside drummer with a mastery of the whole jazz heritage.
Simon Spillett - tenor saxophone. Leading UK mainstream player, the musical heir of Tubby Hayes.
Adrian Tilbrook - drums. The North East’s premier drummer for 40 years, still pushing the boundaries.
Alex Ward - clarinet & guitar. Masterful across the board from minimalist improv to furious free rock.
Mark Williams - guitar. From sensitive accompaniment to full on pyrotechnics, Mark does it all.
Graeme Wilson - reeds. Building a personal style from the legacies of Lester Young & Coltrane.
Lloyd Wright - guitar. Leader of jazz-rock trio Legohead, pushing the music in new directions.
Jason Yarde - alto sax & electronics. Superbly innovative saxophonist, and highly acclaimed composer & arranger.

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