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Art Hirahara: "Playing with people is the most important thing to me, and not playing with people is torture." - (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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11,772 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 912 of them this year alone and, so far, 49 this month (August 13).

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August

Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

In the Year of the Pig: Scotswood Slim

A bright, crisp, blue sky day as Newcastle's Chinese community put on a show to celebrate New Year, the 'Year of the Pig'. Local dignitaries waited patiently as crowds lined Gallowgate to watch the spectacle; a Chinese dragon leading the parade from Eldon Square to China Town, shimmering cymbals, beating drums. In anticipation of inordinately loud firecrackers, it was time to engage in some retail therapy.
 

The sounds of a wailing harp could be heard up there on Northumberland Street. Ah, Scotswood Slim, no less! Slim (aka Brian Lynham), No Time for Jive's long-time frontman, to guitar and vocal accompaniment, paid tribute to Muddy Waters' sideman Jimmy Rogers with a spot-on version of Walking by Myself. The full band line-up can be heard at Cullercoats Crescent Club on Friday 12 April. At four quid on the door that's a canny jump jive night out.
Russell 

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