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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 17


Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 2:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.


KOAN 7 - the Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:00pm. £5.00. (£4.00. concs). ‘Form and Space’ ‘An evening of free improvisation and original composition’. Line-up includes John Pope (solo improvised set).

Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 7:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 9:00pm. Free.

Ben Cipolla - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton, Cleveland TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. Tickets: £12.50 from 01642 712176.

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

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

Friday, April 15, 2016

GIJF Day One Line-up

Bugalu Foundation | Concourse | 6:30pm
Gregory Porter | Sage One | 7:30pm (SOLD OUT)
Arun Ghosh Sextet | Sage Two | 7:45pm | £13.50
Line-up Ghosh (clarinet), Chris Williams (alto), John Ellis (piano), Liran Donin (bass) & Dave Walsh (drums)
Additional afternoon performance on concourse following three-day residency with
Roman Road Primary School
Evan Parker | NRFH | 8:30pm | £10.00 (Parker solo performance)
Parker in conversation with Graham McKenzie | Barbour Room | 7:30pm | Free to
concert ticket holders.
Michel Reis/Stefan Karl Schmid - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
Strictly Smokin’ Big Band | Concourse | 10:00pm
Band plus jazz dancers. Second set at 11:00pm
Liane Carroll | Sage Two | 10:15pm | £12.50
Ian Shaw is Carroll’s special guest
World Service Project + Chris Sharkey | NRFH | 10:30pm | £12.50
Strictly Smokin’ Big Band | Concourse | 11:00pm
Second set
Late night jam session @ The Globe | 10:00pm | £5.00
House band: Steve Glendinning Trio. Glendinning (guitar), Paul Grainger (double bass) & Mark Robertson (drums)

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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.)
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