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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)

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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".

COVID-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.

Today

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, February 18, 2020

Tonight! Finn at the Fox (Feb 18)

Hexham Jazz Club's first gig of the year features the Abbie Finn Trio. Drummer Abbie will be in the company of saxophonist Harry Keeble and bassist Paul Grainger playing two sets of modern jazz standards by the likes of Joe Henderson and Wayne Shorter with, perhaps, one or two original numbers.  

Abbie studied at Leeds College of Music and Trinity Laban and is now based in Newcastle. Harry graduated from Leeds last year and is already a familiar face on the local scene having made a big impression sitting-in at numerous jam sessions around town Paul is known to all as the Main Man at the Jazz Cafe, old and new.      

Abbie is looking forward to a bumper year of engagements which includes one or two prestigious festival appearances. Be sure to catch Abbie and the boys tonight (Tuesday 18) at the Fox Inn, Hexham, 8:30 start. It's a free admission gig with donations very much appreciated. Arrive early to bag a seat!   
Russell.

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