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Jeremy Pelt: "It [Birth of the Cool sessions] was bebop in sheep's clothing." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Wednesday November 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 12:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Jazz

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Swing Street - Pier Red, Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF. Tel: 01289 309168. 8:00pm. Free.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

George Shovlin & the Radars, Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Review: Women in Jazz: A Celebration of the Past, Present and Future @ The Barbican, London

On the day that BSH editor-in-chief LL attended this year's All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group's annual shindig in London, it was too good an opportunity to pass up on visiting the Barbican to view an exhibition of material drawn from the National Jazz Archive. 

As the exhibition title suggests the focus is on the role of women in jazz. Rare photographs are displayed alongside posters (guessing their vintage is part of the fun), magazines, audio-visual material, a t-shirt and a 'must have' badge


Billie is represented, as is Ivy Benson, as are the Guest Stars (present at yesterday's APPJAG event). The past, yes, the present, very much so, and, crucially, the future. There is a neat tie-up with the exhibition, the APPJAG evening and the coming weekend's first Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender - Nikki Iles (the established artist) and the new generation flag bearer Laura Jurd are represented at the Barbican, they were present at Holborn and will be in concert 'up north' at Middlesbrough Town Hall.  
      
Following a preview evening on Monday the exhibition opened to the public yesterday and continues to Dec 31.
Russell 
Note exhibtion hours in the Barbican Music Library are as follows: Mon & Wed 9:30am-5:30pm; Tues & Thurs 9:30am-7:30pm; Fri 9:30am-2:00pm; Sat 9:30am-4:00pm; Sun CLOSED.    

The 'must have' National Jazz Archive exhibition badge sold out during Monday's preview. A further consignment is on order. 

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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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