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Bebop Spoken There

Brian Carrick: "I contacted Max Jones of Melody Maker and offered to be his correspondent in the States, but I should have done what Ken Colyer had done, get a job on a ship and then jump ship in the States. So I didn't make it [to New Orleans] till 1973." - (Just Jazz May 1999)


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.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Gigs of the Year - Russell

JAN - Adrian Cox Quartet @ Watchtower Gallery, Berwick.

FEB - Frog & Henry @ Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club.

MAR - Mick Shoulder Quintet @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall.

APR - Strictly Smokin' Big Band: Great Day in Harlem @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle.

MAY - Matt Roberts Sextet @ Darlington Jazz Festival.

JUN - Brownfield-Byrne Six @ Saltburn Jazz Club. 

JUL - Jake Walker Orchestra @ Black Swan, Newcastle/Dan Garel Quartet @ Holy GrAle, Durham. 

AUG - JazzMain/Tenement Jazz Band @ Jazz Bar, Edinburgh.

SEP - Kurt Rosenwinkel @ Sage Gateshead.

OCT - Vasilis Xenopoulos @ Opus 4 Jazz Club + St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook + Blaydon Jazz Club.

NOV - Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie @ Holy GrAle, Durham.

DEC - Strictly Smokin' Big Band @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle.

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