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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.
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Postage

14362 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 581 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (June 26).

From This Moment On ...

June

Tue 28: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Dean Stockdale, Paul Grainger, Sid White.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm. CANCELLED!
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 30: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 30: Lights Out By Nine @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 30: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 30: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

July

Fri 01: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 01: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: Swing Manouche @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm (doors). £20.00.
Fri 01: 1920s Speakeasy w live jazz @ The Exchange, North Shields. 8:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Fri 01: Struggle Buggy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. Blind Pig Blues Club. 8:00pm.

Sat 02: Hot Fingers @ St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. £10.00.
Sat 02: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor Steve Glendinning: Latin jazz. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 02: Talk: Storytelling & jazz as an expression of urban life @ The Exchange, North Shields. 1:45pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sat 02: The Commandments + On Parole @ The Exchange, North Shields. 2:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Rhythm & blues.
Sat 02: Geordie Jazz Man @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Screening of Abi Lewis’ documentary film about Keith Crombie & the Jazz Café.
Sat 02: The Delta Prophets Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Rhythm & blues.
Sat 02: Swing Manouche @ Claypath Deli, Durham. 7:00pm.
Sat 02: Swung Eight & King Bees @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Swing dance + ace Chicago blues band.
Sat 02: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Greenside Community Centre, Ryton. 7:30pm.
Sat 02: Patrick Cromb @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 03 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 03: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 03: Ruth Lambert & Martin Craggs. @ The Exchange, North Shields. 2:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Wild Women of Wylam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jazz Jam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 04: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 06: Michael Bublé @ Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. Doors: 5:00pm.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

THE 2014 BRITISH JAZZ AWARDS: THE RESULTS

 Known as the Jazz Oscars, The British Jazz Awards have been presented every year since 1987 and have long been established as the most important jazz awards in this country.
A total of 53,738 votes were cast by 3822 voters, with the most votes for a winning musician in any category going to Mark Nightingale who won Best Trombone with 1423 votes.

TRUMPET
TROMBONE
CLARINET
1.      STEVE WATERMAN
1.      MARK NIGHTINGALE
1.      ALAN BARNES
2.      Enrico Tomasso
2.      Dennis Rollins
2.      Pete Long
3.      Bruce Adams
3.      Roy Williams
3.      Julian Stringle
4.      Steve Fishwick
4.      Ian Bateman
4.      Mark Crooks
5.      Freddie Gavita
5.      Mark Bassey
5.      Shabaka Hutchings



ALTO SAX
TENOR SAX
PIANO
1.      SOWETO KINCH
1.      KAREN SHARP
1.      DAVE NEWTON
2.      Pete King
2.      Simon Spillett
2.      Zoe Rahman
3.      Alan Barnes
3.      Art Themen
3.      Nikki Iles
4.      Derek Nash
4.      Robert Fowler
4.      Gareth Williams
5.      Sam Mayne
5.      Alex Garnett
5.      Reuben James



GUITAR
BASS
DRUMS
1.      JIM MULLEN
1.      ALEC DANKWORTH
1.      STEVE BROWN
2.      Martin Taylor
2.      Dave Green
2.      Seb Rochford
3.      Nigel Price
3.      Len Skeat
3.      Bobby Worth
4.      Dominic Ashworth
4.      Andrew Cleyndert
4.      Ralph Salmins
5.      Remi Harris
5.      Al Swainger
5.      Clark Tracey



MISCELLANEOUS
VOCALS
RISING STAR
1.      JIM HART [VIBRAPHONE]
1.      LIANE CARROLL
1.      REUBEN JAMES
2.      Alan Barnes [Baritone Sax]
2.      Tina May
2.      Remi Harris
3.      Chris Garrick [Violin]
3.      Claire Martin
3.      Laura Jurd
4.      Amy Roberts [Flute]
4.      Anita Wardell
4.      Alan Benzie
5.      Gareth Lockrane [Flute]
5.      Lauren Kinsella
5.      Ben Holder

BIG BAND
SMALL GROUP
1.                   BBC BIG BAND
1.              DIGBY FAIRWEATHER'S HALF DOZEN
2.                   NYJO
2.      GoGo Penguin
3.                   Back To Basie
3.      Brassjaw
4.                   Beats & Pieces
4.      Tipitina
5.                   SNJO
5.      Polar Bear


NEW CD
REISSUE CD
1.      WOODVILLE RECORDS –
MARTIN TAYLOR/ ALAN BARNES – TWO FOR THE ROAD
1.      AVID RECORDS –
STAN TRACEY – 3 CLASSIC ALBUMS
2.      Linn Records –
Claire Martin- Say It Isn't So
2.      Fresh Sound Records  –
The Jazz Makers & The Jazz Five
3.      Hep Records –
 Tina May – Divas
3.      Lake Records  –
Chris Barber - 1959-60
4.      Gondwana Records  –
 GoGo Penguin - v2.0
4.      Fresh Sound Records
Joe Harriott Quintet - Southern Horizons / Free Form / Abstract
5.      Jazizit Records  –
Derek Nash / Funkerdeen
5.      Polygram Records Joe Harriott Double Quintet, "Indo-Jazz Suite"

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Tel: 0121 454 7020 Email: admin@bigbearmusic.com

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