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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 Sunday March 18


Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 12 noon. Free.

Jason Isaacs & the Ambassadors of Swing - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 5:30pm (doors 4:00pm). £16.00.

Revolutionaires - Tyne Bar, Maling St, Newcastle NE6 1LP. 3pm. Free.

Somethin’ Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 5:00pm. Tel: 01325 788564. Matt Case (saxophone) & Mike Hepple (guitar).


POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER! ZoĂ« Gilby Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8:00pm. £5.00. Rescheduled August 19.

Alter Ego - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00.

Bradley Johnston - The Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 6:00pm. Free. New weekly residency.

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

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

Friday, June 17, 2016

RIP Sharon Tenniswood Isaacs

Just heard the heartbreaking news that big band singer Jason Isaacs' lovely wife Sharon died on June 12. A lovely, bubbly, and very intelligent person, Sharon would never let you pass without a smile and a hug. Deepest sympathy and condolence to Jason and family.
May Sharon Rest In Peace, she will be sadly missed.
Funeral notice (on f/b):
Sharon's funeral service will be on 27th of June At 

Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park, Claremont Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT

Access via exhibition park main entrance or pedestrian entrance on great North Road
No on-site parking so please arrive early

12 noon arrival
12.15 service conducted by Stevie Glover

1.30 committal service at Newcastle crematorium for family and close friends.
2.15 till late - celebration of Sharon's amazing life at the palace of arts.
As Sharon was closely associated with breast cancer charities the family ask that people wear something pink on the day.


Ian Stocks (on F/b) said...

So sorry to hear this,,,such a young couple,sympathy to Jason and family,

Jude Murphy (on F/b) said...

Oh god, so young.

CiCi Sparks (on F/b) said...

Terrible to hear this. She was such a lovely, positive, encouraging woman. My thoughts to Jason.

Brenda Sokell (on F/b) said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this. Heartfelt sympathy to Jason and family.

Patti said...

I'm so shocked - I didn't know Sharon, but I've seen her at the gigs - so young and full of life. My heart goes out to Jason and his family ...... cancer is so cruel and indiscriminate ......

Kenny Craig (on F/b) said...

So sad. My condolences.

Unknown said...

It wasn't cancer that killed her, but depression :-(

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Sammy Shaw said...

So sad for your loss of a beautiful person in Sharon. We knew each other in the office in first school and our Daughters were friends. Thinking of you Jason, Isaac and Daisy - be strong and look after each other 😞

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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.
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