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Neil Hopper, House of the Black Gardenia: "We had the idea when we first started that we would be like Tuba Skinny or something, but that didn't really suit us." - (NARC November 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".

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12,000 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 1140 of them this year alone and, so far, 87 this month (Oct. 27).

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OCTOBER

FRIDAY 30

Neil William & Ben Holland - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. Jazz standards from the 1920s & 30s.

SATURDAY 31

Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. £10.00. Online booking (to book a table). Limited capacity. Alice & Pav join a multi-bill of entertainers (magician etc) to celebrate Prohibition Bar’s fifth anniversary. SOLD OUT!

Thursday, January 02, 2020

AIR4CE A celebration of the life and music of Ginger Baker


(Press release)

On 21st January, there will be a tribute concert, celebrating the life & music of the legendary Ginger Baker, at Cluny 2, Newcastle. The band, Air4ce, will play music from Ginger’s beginnings in jazz and blues, through his African/jazz/rock Airforce outfit, plus collaborations with other artists, and solo work throughout his career. Ginger’s family will be attending, including author of the book ‘Hellraiser - Autobiography of the world’s greatest drummer’, compering the night, daughter Nettie Baker, plus musical guest appearances from nephew (the aptly named) Robert Johnson, and granddaughter Zara. Other special guest appearances from Ginger’s career to be announced. More updates found at the Facebook page: 


The core line-up features:

Tom Atkinson - Drums
Martin Bell - Percussion
Nick Lawrence - Bass
Stu Dawson - Guitar
Nigel Stawart - Keys 
Sue Ferris - Tenor/Alto Sax/Flute
Paul Gowland - Tenor/Alto Sax
Lindsay Hannon - Vocs
Bob Davidson - Vocs

A quick take from the first rehearsal with ‘stripped down’ lineup here: 

Tickets available from: 

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