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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Barnes: "Normally you can cobble a set together with five guys on the back of an envelope over the first pint and it's just fine. Livestreaming isn't like that." - (Jazzwise July 2021)

Archive quotes.

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".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

Postage

13,381 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 799 of them this year alone and, so far, 73 this month (June 20).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Sun 20: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 20: Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 25: Hot Club du Nord @ St Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle. 7:00pm. Tickets: £15.00. + bf. A Barnard Castle Rotary Club event.

Fri 25: Archipelago + Faith Brackenbury @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. & £8.00. Echoes to the Sky album launch. A GCT Jazz Club-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Fri 25 Alter Ego @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington (8:00pm). POSTPONED!

Sat 26: Tyne Valley Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham (3:45pm).

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Gateshead Jazz Festival

(Press release)

Ahead of Gateshead Jazz festival, which takes place at Sage Gateshead between 20 and 22 March, we caught up with Yazz Ahmed, Bex Burch (of Vula Viel), Binker GoldingNikki Yeoh, Shri and Paul Edis (of Triptych) who all answered some Q&As for us ahead of their performances at the festival (click on link for full Q&A).

‘Practise hard, listen to lots of different music, never be late and always bring a pencil!’


‘Advice for us all: get out the way, you are not special but the music coming through you is.’

‘If you want to be extraordinary you have to behave in an extraordinary fashion.’

‘Rothko feels like Jazz. His work demands interaction.’

'Cannot stress this enough – FIND YOUR OWN EXPRESSION!!'

‘Take your time, it takes time! Be patient, work hard and don't hide your light under a bushel. Don't worry if it isn't perfect, every performance is a rehearsal for the next.’

Upholding the venue’s long-standing commitment to Jazz, the festival (which is the UK’s biggest jazz festival under one roof) shifts into a new era with a fresh name; ‘Gateshead Jazz’.  Its focus is on attracting new audiences with cutting-edge artists joining established names, reflecting the current fervour for the genre and platforming talent from across the North. Read our latest Press Release here.
Tickets can be bought from www.sagegateshead.com and Box Office in person or on 0191 443 4661.
Tickets for anyone aged 16 to 25 are just £5 per concert!
Multibuy offers on Sage One and Sage Two concerts are also available.

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