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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.
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Postage

13,806 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1223 of them this year alone and, so far, 50 this month (Oct. 13).

From This Moment On ...

October

Fri 15: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 15: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm..
Fri 15: Sue Ferris Quintet @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 15: House of the Black Gardenia @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 16: Women Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor Julija Jacenaite: Improvarium..
Sat 16: Emma Fisk & James Birkett @ St Mary's Church, Monkseaton. 7:30pm..
Sat 16: Triptych @ Sage Gateshead. 7:45pm. Trio with live visuals by Lisa Delarny. .
Sat 16: Rendezvous Jazz @ Memorial Hall, Ponteland. 8:00pm. Guest Ian Wynne (piano)..

Sun 17: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 17: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club. 1:00pm.
Sun 17: Shunyata Improvisation Group @ Unitarian Church, Newcastle. 1:30pm.
Sun 17: Vula Viel @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 18: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 20: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 20: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 20: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 8:00pm.

Thu 21: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 21: Alter Ego @ St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle 7:30pm.
Thu 21: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 21: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 22: Mick Shoulder Quartet @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Quartet featuring Alex Clarke (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year finalist).
Fri 22: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: Sue Ferris Quintet @ Traveller's Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 22: Michael Feinstein @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 22: Peter Morgan Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Preview: DJazz (June 7-9)

(Preview by Russell)

Friday (June 7) marks the opening of this year's DJazz. What's in a name? D for Durham, Jazz for, well, jazz. Now in its third year, DJazz: The Durham City Jazz Festival will once again announce itself across the city in venues one wouldn't necessarily associate with jazz. If there's a secret to DJazz that's it - taking jazz to unusual places and (some) unsuspecting people. 

Imposing venues (Redhills, Durham Cathedral, to name but two) and more humble establishments (Holy GrAle, Riverwalk Festival Hub 'Pop-up') will present a range of contemporary artists; three days, seven venues, twenty-one performances, all for twenty quid. Redhills, known as the 'Pitmen's Parliament', presents Arun Ghosh on Friday evening and twenty-four hours later this year's DJazz headliner will be none other than Moses Boyd. The drummer of Binker and Moses' fame will be in town with his London-based Exodus project. Arrive early, Redhills will be busy!
Sunday's fayre includes the intriguing prospect of pianist Paul Edis playing Durham Cathedral's pipe organ. Musician/educator/promoter Edis will be in good company working alongside Edinburgh-based Graeme Wilson playing an assortment of reeds. Three top draw concerts for the paltry sum of £20. And there's more, much more - festival gigs, a jam session, a seminar, DJ sessions - all for twenty quid! The cost of admission has got to be the bargain of the year! 

The DJazz Festival Hub at Riverwalk, adjacent to the much-missed Empty Shop venue, is surrounded by eateries and watering holes to suit all tastes. Homegrown talent includes drummers Abbie Finn and Matt MacKellar leading their respective bands, Tyneside-based Not Now Charlie will be in town, LoLanders are on the schedule, as is George Burt. Special mention of improvising guitarist Burt's appearance - the venue, Holy GrAle, Durham's bottled beer shop on Crossgate, is tiny, so, it's first come first served!

Full details of DJazz: The Durham City Jazz Festival can be found at www.djazzfestival.co.uk
Russell

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