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Ethan Iverson: "I asked Bertha [Hope] if she ever used the word "contrafact" to describe the process of writing new tunes over old changes, and she replied, "Of course not. The only people who used that word went to a university to learn about jazz."" - (Jazz Times March 2020).

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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".

COFID- 19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

Today

As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ashington Jazz Club - new venue to be revealed...

Just like the Jazz Café in Newcastle,  in December, we are moving to a new venue, a new day and new times.
Details of the new venue/dates/times etc. will be given out at the last gig at the Elephant next Wednesday (November 7).
Gordon Solomon (who ran our original band the River City Jazzmen) is back playing again. He will be a special guest with our resident band  Classic Swing next Wednesday, ending a relationship Ashington Jazz Club has had with the Elephant that goes back 33 years
All of those musicians who have played/sung at the Elephant over the years are welcome to come along for a jam session in the second set. Meet up with all your old friends and help us go out with a Bang!
JT.

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