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George "Big Nick" Nicholas: "This band [George Adams-Don Pullen Quartet] is a bitch on roller skates, baby. They'll run you over if you ain't ready" (JazzTimes April, 2022)

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.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

Postage

14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.
Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Love Jazz! Love the Black Swan jam sessions!

The ever-enterprising Newcastle Arts Centre has taken delivery of a first batch of specially commissioned jazz badges. They come in two or three different colours and designs. Black Swan jam session regulars will want to get their hands on one as soon as the adjoining crafts shop re-opens. 

A mere £1, wear it the next time you're at a jam session to show your support for Mike T & co. It's the best free show in town so don't forget to drink a bottle or three as you'll be helping to rebuild the ever-fragile jazz economy. Love jazz! Drink beer! Cheers!
Russell

4 comments :

Patti said...

What a great idea - we love jazz, we love Mike, and we absolutely love the Jazz Cafe ...... and can't wait for the grand reopening! I'll be cheering it all on with a glass or two of the finest white wine. Let the good times roll!

Anonymous said...

Very commendable but, shouldn't we at this point in time be buying badges supporting the NHS? Is the Newcastle Arts Centre donating a percentage of their anticipated badge sales towards something, dare I say it, even more important than jazz?

Russell said...

A percentage of sales (profits) to the NHS is commendable - it's called taxation. Some argued and voted for tax cuts for the rich and further so called 'austerity measures'. The result? A chronically under funded NHS. How many of those 'clapping for the NHS' voted for this, dare I ask?

Chris Kilsby said...

I have to agree with Russell.

The NHS cost £134bn (2019), not the few ££s raised by well meaning individuals.

This cost demands support (from taxation) across the whole of the economy, not from charitable giving (often from those who can't really afford it). We're already familiar with charity (PTAs) supporting our schools for essentials (books and staff costs for God's sake!) due to un-necessary "austerity" while the wealthy enjoy tax cuts and tax evasion, along with big multi-nationals.

Let's not be "guilt-tripped" into stunts like the (remarkable) Capt Tom Moore's fundraising - we should be demanding properly resourced essential services. Clapping (yes, and playing jazz) to show our appreciation of our carers and the NHS is a human response and the least we can do, but the nation's duty is surely to hold government to account to resource and pay them properly !

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