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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).

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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".

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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Message from Abigail Pogson, Managing Director Sage Gateshead

(Press release)

In light of the most recent Government advice, Sage Gateshead will be closed to the public from today until further notice.  The health and safety of audiences, musicians and staff at Sage Gateshead is our priority.

This means that upcoming concerts and classes (including concerts and education programmes delivered outside of the venue) will not take place until further notice. We hope that many will be rescheduled for future dates.

Alongside our loyal audiences, our staff and musicians are the lifeblood of Sage Gateshead - without them we wouldn’t exist. This suspension of activity will impact not only our audience but also our committed and talented workforce. We will work within the government guidelines to ensure the safety and well being of our team and musicians during this difficult time. 


Our musicians and staff, permanent and casual, are reliant on the income which we derive through ticket purchases. Without performances it is inevitable that we will become more reliant on donations to the charity. We would therefore like to ask you to consider donating the value of your tickets to the charity, Sage Gateshead, rather than requesting a credit note or refund. 

We will be contacting everyone who this affects in due course, but please bear with us as we work through this rapidly changing time.  We will also keep our website updated with further information. Our box office will remain open online at www.sagegateshead.com, and via phone on  0191 443 4661 between the hours of 12pm and 6pm.

Thank you for your support for Sage Gateshead in this challenging time and we wish everyone a safe and secure time in coming weeks.

We look forward to seeing you when we reopen.

Abigail Pogson - Managing Director Sage Gateshead

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