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Teddy Wilson: "Mildred Bailey was a much better singer than Billie [Holiday]." - (DownBeat August, 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".

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11,740 (and counting) posts since we started blogging just over 12 years ago. 880 of them this year alone and, so far, 17 this month (August 4).

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August

Thursday 6: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

My Gigs of the Year

Best Gig
National.
APPJAG Awards @ Pizza Express (Holborn)!
Mingus Big Band/Leo Richardson Quintet @ Ronnie's.
Georgie Fame w. Guy Barker @ Ronnie's.
Echoes of Ellington @ Cadogan Hall.

Northeast.
Mingus Big Band @ Middlesbrough Town Hall.
Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe.
Mick Shoulder Quintet @ Blaydon Jazz Club.
Jo Harrop @ Ushaw Jazz Festival.
SSBB w. Paul Booth @ Alphabetti Theatre.
James Morrison Quartet @ Gala Theatre.
Greg Abate @ Jazz Café.
Davina & The Vagabonds @ Sage Gateshead.
Alan Glen Trio @ The Globe.
Kansas Smitty's House Band @ Sage Gateshead.
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GIJF Day 3 
Sheila Jordan w. Pete Churchill.
House of the Black Gardenia.
Georgie Fame w. Guy Barker Big Band. 
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International Jazz Day @ The Globe.
King Bee @ Hoochie Coochie.

These are but a few, in no particular order, that I enjoyed and, in truth, to rate any one of them above the rest would be to do the others a disservice.
Lance

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