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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).

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Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

COFID- 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.

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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