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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.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Preview: Today! The Tenement Jazz Band to play Prohibition Bar!

Edinburgh's finest five piece classic New Orleans jazz band the Tenement Jazz Band calls into Prohibition Bar this afternoon at the end of the English leg of the band's Winter Tour 2020. This is your last chance to catch the boys before they head north of the border - don't miss them, they're the business!

Mitch, Prohibition Bar's proprietor, is anticipating a full house with a contingent of vintage jazz dance fans swelling numbers so, if you want a seat, be sure to arrive early. Doors open at two for a three o'clock start. Admission is free with a 'jar on the bar' donations arrangement - that is, you pay what you feel the band is worth. You'll be so impressed you'll be parting with some of the folding stuff!     

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