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Bebop Spoken There

Frank Zappa: "There was so much acid during the '60s that it was very easy for large numbers of people to think they had seen God as soon as the Beatles went boom, boom, boom, you know?." - (DownBeat May 18, 1978). – (DownBeat May 18, 1978).

Ryan Keberle: “Don't be easy on yourself when it comes to playing with perfect intonation. All other instruments will be playing with close-to-perfect intonation; the same should be expected of trombonists.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Friday March 23


Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

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


Jiannis Pavlidis Trio - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 9:00pm. £8.00. (£6.00. advance).

Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Five Men No Dog - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm). A ‘jar on the bar’ admission event.

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

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

Friday, August 01, 2014

Sits Vac.

National Youth Jazz Collective (NYJC) is recruiting a new Chair for its Board of Trustees - deadline 5pm 19th September
After five years of service, NYJC’s beloved chair, Martin Kemp,  is stepping down 
“Now is the time for a new chair to take over, to work closely with NYJC’s Artistic Director and CEO as she leads NYJC into its recently elevated status of NPO, filling a key role in driving the organisation forward through a period of significant change and expansion” 
The new Chair will serve a period of 3 years with the option of serving a second term (should the Chair and Board agree the repeated term is in NYJC’s best interest).
NYJC is looking for an energetic Chair with considerable proven managerial and leadership skills, experience in organisational development and management and a wide range of personal contacts in the world of music education, charities and funding (both public and private) – Go to for full job description 
How to Apply: Please send your letter of application along with current CV by email to NYJC’s CEO and Artistic Director, Issie Barratt, on including the words NYJC CHAIR in the subject header.
Submission deadline: 5pm 19th September 2014
Shortlisting by Executive Committee: 4pm-6pm 24th September 2014
Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 7pm 24th September 2014
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview between 2pm and 5pm 25th September 2014.
Issie Barrett

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: I look forward to hearing from you.