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Bebop Spoken There

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).


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.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Tonight! Alice in Blaydon Wonderland

Blaydon Jazz Club's Christmas party night features the Alice Grace Quartet. Vocalist Alice, fresh from two sold out performances with the Strictly Smokin' Big Band in Gosforth, will be working in the company of Mark Williams, guitar, Paul Grainger, bass and drummer Rob Walker. Alice knows the Black Bull audience likes its GASbook nunbers, throw in one or two tinsel decked Christmas classics and it has all the makings of a cracker of a night. It's a 7:30 start, £7 at the door, and, if you wish, a small contribution to the now legendary buffet would be appreciated. 

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