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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! --

Postage

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 + Knats @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. POSTPONED!.

Tue 25: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 10:00am - 12 noon. Rehearsal session (open to the public). .
Tue 25: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Murray Wankling, Paul Grainger, King David Ike-Elechi.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

GIJF - Day Three Line-up (Today Sunday April 17)

Philosophy of Improvisation Workshop | 11:00am | St Mary’s Heritage Centre  
Discussions. Participants inc musicians Mike Baggetta (US), Steve Beresford (UK),  Louise Gibbs (UK) & Kris Tiner (US), writers Philip Clark & Andy Hamilton.
Drop-in event (11:00am-5:00pm), free but ticketed, at St Mary’s adjacent to Sage.
Presented by Durham University 
Noel Dennis, Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams | Concourse | 1:00-1:30pm
Café Society Swing | Sage Two | 2:00pm | £13.50
Vimala Rowe (voc), Ciyo Brown (voc), Alex Webb (piano), Denys Baptiste (tenor), 
Sue Richardson (trumpet), Winston Rollins (trombone), Shaney Forbes (drums) ao.
Percy Purseglove & Liam Noble + Malija | NRFH | 2:30pm | £12.50
A ‘Europe Makes Music’ concert.
Malija: Mark Lockheart (tenor & soprano saxophones, bass clarinet), Liam Noble
(piano) & Jasper Høiby (double bass)
Archipelago | Concourse | 2:00-2:30pm
Faye MacCalman (tenor), John Pope (double bass) & Christian Alderson (drums) 
Blind Monk Trio | Concourse | 3:00-3:30pm
Bob Whittaker (tenor), Hugo Harrison (double bass) & Johnny Hunter (drums)
Paul Taylor | Concourse | 4:00-4:30pm
Taylor (solo piano)
Periscopes + 1 | Concourse | 4:45-5:30pm
Emiliano Vernizzi (sax), Alessandro Sgobbio (piano) & Nick Wright (drums)
Make It/Break It | Concourse | 6:30pm
Chris Sharkey conducts 50 musicians in a Festival commission
Simon Spillett Quartet | NRFH | 7:00pm | £12.50
Spillett, John Critchinson (piano), Alec Dankworth (double bass) & Clark Tracey (drums). Concert (one set of 75 minutes duration) preceded by a screening of the documentary film ‘Tubby Hayes – A Man in a Hurry’ + a short Q&A with director  Les Cogswell. 
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires + Smoove & Turrell | Sage One | 7:30pm | £26.50
Bradley in conversation | 6:30pm
Ibrahim Maalouf | Sage Two | 8:30pm | £15.00
Maalouf (trumpet), François Delporte (guitar), Eric Legnini (piano) & Stéphane Galland (drums)
Katherine Stone @ Pizza Express, Dean Street, Newcastle | 8:00pm
Late night jam session @ Pizza Express, Dean Street, Newcastle | 10:00pm
Sunday’s concourse performances programmed by Jazz North East

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