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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).


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".


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.


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.

Friday, March 06, 2020

Preview: Ojay...from street to gallery!

In today's early spring sunshine Newcastle's jazz funk street bassist Ojay was heard laying down multiple looping layers of sound under the watchful eye of Earl Grey. Today, Monument, next week, in the shadow of Durham Cathedral, Outstanding Art. Yes, Ojay will be jumping aboard a mainline train to Durham to play a return engagement at the North Road contemporary art gallery. 

Ojay's previous gig at the swish Durham gallery almost went disastrously wrong when he boarded a north bound train. Alighting Berwick, a south bound train got our man to Durham one hour late! Next week, Saturday 14, it's likely Ojay will make it on time for an eight o'clock start. It's free admission, take the D (Durham) Train and enjoy a white wall evening of Ojay's street jazz funk. 

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