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Bebop Spoken There

Tony Kofi: "I bought myself an alto saxophone and learned from mum's record collection Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Doris Day" - (Jazzwise April, 2020).


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".


In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.


As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Friday, July 05, 2019

RIP Gavin Belton

Ray Harley has informed me that Gavin Belton, banjoist with the Tees Valley Jazzmen passed away yesterday in hospital aged 71. Along with his brother Keith, Gavin was a founder member of the band which has been going for circa 50 years mainly, as the name implies, in and around Teesside.

We'd love to hear from anyone who could tell us more about Gavin's playing career.
May he rest in peace.
Lance (Photo courtesy of Brian Bennett)

1 comment :

Alan Rudd said...

Sad to read the news about Gavin Belton’s passing, I played for the Tees Valley Jazzmen for a few years, and had some interesting and amusing experiences with Gavin & his brother Keith & TVJ.

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