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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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020


Due to the rapidly escalating Corona Virus emergency and having consulted with the proprietors of our weekly residencies at Cullercoats Crescent Club, The Holystone Bar & Restaurant and The Spanish City, we have agreed to cancel our gigs until further notice. These sessions will recommence in the not-to-distant future when things return to normal. 

Please note that our coach trips to The Black Bull, Frosterley (Friday 24 April) 
and Edinburgh Jazz ’n’ Jive Club (Friday 22 May) are also cancelled.
Brian Bennett

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