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Bebop Spoken There

Jennifer Wharton: "People forget that the trombone is so glorious. It can be like going to church, or getting ready for battle. It can be a lot of things....For a longtime I was the only female trombonist in New York," - (DownBeat May 2021)

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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".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

Postage

13,248 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 667 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (May 16).

Coming soon ...



May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club. 8:30pm start.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

JAZZ FM Awards 2020

The Jazz FM Awards, due to take place next month at Shoreditch Town Hall, have now been rescheduled to take place in the autumn at the same venue. BSH have oft been in attendance. I was there last year and Steve T the year before - if you ever need a pair of freeloaders you can tell 'em we'll be there! 

Thinking about last year, it's a funny thing that, when you're in London, nobody can give you directions because they either don't live there, they only work there, they think you are a terrorist (these days, probably a carrier) or "Whyza he aska me? Why donna hea usa de mobile phone map?"  - I was within 50 yards of the imposing building at the time!

Still, in all seriousness - and I use the word serious advisedly - it's sad about the ceremony being postponed, as indeed it is about all gigs, but, at the end of the day, will there be any musicians left playing to be considered for awards in the years to come?

They could all be driving cabs, digging ditches or writing symphonies because, let's face it, the clubs and bars where they earn their bread will be at the back of the queue when lockdown eases down and, maybe - perish the thought - the online gig will become the norm.
Lance
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