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Ethan Iverson: "I asked Bertha [Hope] if she ever used the word "contrafact" to describe the process of writing new tunes over old changes, and she replied, "Of course not. The only people who used that word went to a university to learn about jazz."" - (Jazz Times March 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".

COFID- 19

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.

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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.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Sunday Jazz @ Middlesbrough - It's Started!

Ros Rigby, that indefatigable supporter of jazz and all art related genres, tells me that the first of the monthly Sunday afternoon jazz concerts at Middlesbrough Town Hall got off to a good start yesterday. The three bands were the Noel Dennis Trio (photo courtesy of Ros Rigby), Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat (who were excellent and went down extremely well - which is great as it’s all original material) and Anthony Strong and his band.


Ros, who was instrumental in organising last year's revival of the 1978 Cleveland Jazz Festival, is eager to point out that October's programme celebrates that occasion 1 year on with an extra special Sunday session culminating with a performance by Tommy Smith and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. 
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