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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.

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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.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Preview: St James, St Basil and the SSBB

At the junction of Fenham Hall Drive and Moorside North stands St James’ and St Basil’s Church. The imposing building on a busy road running through the Newcastle suburb of Fenham is home to a new series of jazz concerts. Pianist Paul Edis, the ever-popular Alan Barnes and Hot Club du Nord have already been and gone and next up  - on Thursday 18th - it’s one of the north east’s premier big bands, the mighty Strictly Smokin’ Big Band, which will be providing the evening’s entertainment.

Following a recent prestigious engagement at Wigan Jazz Club and another knock out show at Hoochie Coochie with Polly Gibbons, the Strictly Smokin’ will be ready, raring to go next Thursday, 7:30pm, £10 (pay on the door). There is a licensed bar, on-street parking and, conveniently, St James’ and St Basil’s is on the route of the no. 63 bus from/to Newcastle city centre (Blackett Street for Monument Metro).   
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