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Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Simon Spillett: A lovely review from the dean of jazz bloggers, Lance Liddle...

Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

Postage

16542 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 422 of them this year alone and, so far, 29 this month (June 17).

From This Moment On ...

June

Fri 21: Alan Barnes with Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 21: Joe Steels’ Borealis @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 21: Soznak @ The Bike Garden, Nunsmoor, Newcastle NE4 5NU. 5:00-9:00pm. Free.
Fri 21: Errol Linton + Michael Littlefield & Scott Taylor (King Bees) @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. 7:30pm. £20.00. Blues double bill.
Fri 21: Alan Barnes with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ Seventeen Nineteen, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Fri 21: Strictly Smokin’ Big Band @ Alnwick Playhouse. 8:00pm. ‘Ella & Ellington’.
Fri 21: Mark Toomey Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Sat 22: Jason Isaacs @ Stack, Seaburn SR6 8AA. 12:30-2:30pm. Free.
Sat 22: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Vault, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free.
Sat 22: Hejira: Celebrating Joni Mitchell @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors). £22.50.
Sat 22: Rockin’ Turner Bros. @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 23: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 23: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free.
Sun 23: Matt Carmichael @ St Mary’s Church, Wooler. 3:00pm. Carmichael (saxophone), Fergus McCreadie (piano), Charlie Stewart (fiddle). ‘Scottish jazz, folk-roots & landscape’ Wooler Arts: Summer Concerts.
Sun 23: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 23: Tweed River Jazz Band @ Barrels Ale House, Berwick. 7:00pm. Free.
Sun 23: Bede Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 23: Leeway @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Sun 23: Jazz Jam @ Fabio’s Bar, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. A Durham University Jazz Society event. All welcome.

Mon 24: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 24: Remy CB @ The Hoppings, Newcastle Town Moor NE2 3NH. 5:00-7:00pm.

Tue 25: Louise Dodds & Elchin Shirinov @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Wed 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 26: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 26: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 27: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 27: The Joni Project @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Joni Mitchell.
Thu 27: Lindsay Hannon’s Tom Waits for No Man @ Harbour View, Roker, Sunderland. 8:00pm.
Thu 27: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 27: Loco House Band @ Bar Loco, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free.
Thu 27: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Neil Brodie (trumpet); Garry Hadfield (keys); Adrian Beadnell (bass)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Jazz around the clock: BBC Music Jazz digital pop-up returns in collaboration with Jazz FM for 96 solid hours of broadcasting

BBC radio stations and Jazz FM team up for only the second time with more content than ever before on a temporary digital BBC Music radio station

·         For the first time, the station broadcasts for a marathon 96 hours, 24 hours a day over five days
·         A star-studded roster of presenters including Stewart Lee, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Will Young, Cerys Matthews, Moira Stuart, Jamie Cullum, Soweto Kinch, Jools Holland, Craig Charles, Ana Matronic, Jay Rayner, Julian Joseph and Claire Martin, amongst others
·     Live concerts from EFG London Jazz Festival in partnership with BBC Radio 3, simulcast on the digital pop-up station
·   Unprecedented access to Jazz FM’s flagship programmes and rare archive recordings, including specially commissioned new content for the first time this year
·      A countdown of the Top 50 Jazz albums of all time with Radio 3’s Geoffrey Smith and Jazz FM’s Helen Mayhew.

It was announced at the launch of EFG London Jazz Festival that BBC Music Jazz, a pop-up radio station, will return from 10th - 14th November 2016 for five days of broadcasting. Last year saw the inaugural run of the temporary station, which ran for 41 hours over four days. This year’s pop-up is bigger in ambition and scale, with a marathon 96 hours of continuous content. 

A collaboration between BBC Music, BBC Radio and Jazz FM, the 2016 pop-up sees commercial and public service broadcaster come together for a diverse range of the best jazz music for everyone from jazz novices to connoisseurs. It will feature all-star presenters, and performers, archive gems, live content from BBC Radio 3’s collaboration with EFG London Jazz Festival, bespoke content from BBC Radio 2, 3, 4, 6 Music, BBC Radio Scotland and Jazz FM. 
Alan Davey, Controller of BBC Radio 3:
‘As a station Radio 3 has an illustrious history of broadcasting jazz and connecting audiences with pioneering music and culture, as well as supporting new talent and broadcasting from major festivals like EFG London Jazz Festival. What better way to help celebrate our 70th anniversary than to come together once again with our sister BBC radio stations and Jazz FM to bring an astonishing amount of new and archive content to jazz obsessives, the uninitiated and everyone in between.’
 
James Stirling, BBC Music Editor:
‘BBC Music is keen to partner with the industry to ensure the very best of music is getting to audiences across the UK and further afield, which is why we’re excited to unite the best of jazz radio under one roof in such an ambitious way.’

Jonathan Arendt, CEO Jazz FM:
‘It’s a privilege to be working with BBC Music and Radio 3 again following our ground-breaking collaboration in 2015 with the EFG London Jazz Festival.  This year’s pop-up digital radio station will reflect the tangible increase in popularity for Jazz across the UK over the last year.  We are delighted that the station will include substantially more content from Jazz FM with specially commissioned shows and some of our most popular archive material.’

Claire Whitaker on behalf of Serious, producers of EFG London Jazz Festival: 
‘Serious is thrilled that once again the EFG London Jazz Festival forms the backdrop to the innovative and exciting partnership between BBC Music, BBC Radio 3 and Jazz FM which forms BBC Music Jazz, enabling us to reach an even broader audience. The Festival is committed to engaging both live and digital audiences and enriching the experience for all; BBC Music Jazz is the perfect platform to realise this ambition.’ 

Key BBC radio content highlights include over 25 hours of jazz documentary programming from the BBC archive, featuring jazz icons such as Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong. A BBC Radio Scotland series Godfathers of Jazz explores the work of great pioneers of the genre, including Lalo Schifrin, Herbie Hancock and Tony Bennett, who is 90 this year. Jools Holland presents Leader of the Band: Chris Barber Story, a two-part documentary about the trombonist, bassist, bandleader and pioneer of British jazz and blues. Jamie Cullum presents several programmes of interview and performance highlights from his Radio 2 programme, including a special BBC Music Introducing show.
 
All four of Radio 3’s dedicated jazz strands feature on the pop-up schedule, with Soweto Kinch presenting Jazz Now live from Pizza Express, and special editions of Jazz Line-upJazz Record Requests and Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz. Host of Radio 3’s poetry and spoken word programme The Verb Ian McMillan presents The Jazz verb, and Tom Service presents a special jazz edition of The Listening Service. As part of its partnership with EFG London Jazz Festival, Radio 3 broadcasts several live concerts starting with Jazz Voice, which opens the Festival.

Highlights of Jazz FM’s programming include evenings celebrating great jazz icons Quincy Jones and Cleo LaineDavid Bowie Jazz Genie looks at the influence of Bowie on generations of jazz musicians, and at the influence jazz had over Bowie’s music. Jazz FM also explores the differences between the British and New York jazz scenes with special editions of two regular programmes; TransAtlantic Jazz with Marcus Miller and True Brit with Helen Mayhew. Former Radio 3 presenter Jez Nelson – who re-joined the commercial station in the spring of this year – returns to the BBC with a special edition of his Jazz FM show Somethin’ Else.


More information and full schedule will be announced in due course.
BBC Music Jazz is led by Controller of BBC Radio 3 Alan Davey, BBC Music Editor James Stirling and Jazz FM CEO Jonathan Arendt. BBC Music Jazz this year will be the 7th BBC music radio pop-up service, following in the footsteps of Radio 2 Country, Radio 2 50s and Radio 2 Eurovision services. 

1 comment :

Richard Waddington said...

Call me a cynic - YOU'RE A CYNIC! - but I anticipate with relish which Jazz Music we can expect from Will Young, Cerys Mathews, Jools Holland and Ana Matronic and how they'll relate it back to the belief in the charts they seem unable to escape from.

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