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Bebop Spoken There

Lakecia Benjamin: "From my early days with Clark Terry, he told me 'they see you before they hear you'... I'm just not from that school of thought where I'm gonna wear my jeans and T-shirt on stage and that's going to be respectable." - (Jazzwise, February 2023)

The Things They Say!

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".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

15056 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 75 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...

January

Mon 30: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: ???

February

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 01: Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK: Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm.

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 02: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 2:30-4:30pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 02: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guests: Dave Archbold (keys); Josh Bentham (tenor sax); Donna Hewwitt (alto sax); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Fri 03: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Fri 03: Dilutey Juice @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Fri 03: Smoove & Turrell @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors). £25.00.
Fri 03: TBA @ Prohibiton Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blind Pig Blues Club.

Sat 04: Alligator Gumbo @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm.
Sat 04: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: John Pope - Up Your Rhythm Game. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 04: King Bees @ Grainger Market, Newcastle. 6:30pm (doors). Live music, comedy, DJs, food stalls. £10.00. advance, £15.00. on the door. Blues band King Bees on stage 9:45-11:15pm. A Great Market Caper event.
Sat 04: Jives Aces @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.
Sat 04: Renegade Brass Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors).
Sat 04: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. £3.00.

Sun 05 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 05: Rivkala @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Sun 05: Jive Aces @ Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Sun 05: Dale Storr @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Monday, May 06, 2019

Jazz Coop 5th Anniversary Party @ The Globe - April 30

(Report by Ann Alex)

A great time was had by all, no doubt about it. Five bands and a quiz devised by Lance, food and good company. We were celebrating International Jazz day and also the 5th birthday of the Jazz Co-op. I reckon there must have been 80 people, though not everyone stayed for the whole evening as this is jazz so people improvise even on their comings and goings.

The evening began with a set from the Swing Bridge Trio, new to me (Dan Martin. piano, Dave Parker bass, Peter Ninnim drums) and I began to furiously give out the quiz sheets, (available for £1 donation). After one glance most people declared that it was too hard but they had a try anyway. Thank you, everyone!
SAMPLE QUESTION: American trumpet player who married film star Betty Grable?
The answer was HARRY JAMES   (before my time).

SAMPLE EASY QUESTION: Name the guitarist who is one half of Hand To Mouth?
People couldn't fail with this one as the very man was standing on the stage as I read out the question. BRADLEY JOHNSTON had just concluded an excellent set of tunes wearing his other hat, along with James Birkett, very exciting music which held everyone's attention.

The quiz was won by Kevin Greene who was rewarded with a CD. Easier quiz please next time Lance! Or are we all jazz wimps?

The bands included Am Jam; Take It To The Bridge; and More Jam, besides the other two mentioned. They all acquitted themselves well. Don't ask me what they played as I was too busy thinking about the quiz, but I remember that the Swing Bridgers began with Yardbird Suite. I must mention Bernie Ranson who worked his socks off as he was up playing saxophone with Am Jam, More Jam and Take It To The Bridge, all three. More Jam were last up, with the addition of women singers, myself (All Of Me; I Only Have Eyes For You); Sheila Herrick with a fine version of Fine And Mellow; and Debra Milne with a perky version of Four.

Yes, it was a good do, so let's make it even better next year. And not forgetting thanks to the bar volunteers, Debra, Minnie, Jenny, Dave and Kevin.
Ann Alex  
PS: Apologies for the delay but I'm still having problems getting to grips with my new PC (computer).

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