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Veronica Swift: "I don't want to call myself a jazz singer anymore. I'm a singer and a storyteller.'" - (JazzTimes, December 2021)

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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! --

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13837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 56 of them this year alone and, so far, 56 this month (Jan. 16).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Mon 17: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 19: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 19: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 20: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 20: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 21: Emma Fisk & James Birkett @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: John Law @ Durham Cathedral. 7:30pm. £20.00. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 21: Jude Murphy & Dan Stanley @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 22: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 7:30pm. £5.00.
Sat 22: MGB @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. The Milne-Glendinning Band.

Sun 23 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 23: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 23: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Svarc Hanley Longhawn @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 24: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 24: Vels Trio @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Review: Worldwide Concert for Our Culture Gala 2020

Musicians the world over are doing there bit to keep the music alive and, with luck, earn themselves a few quid. From a humble mobile phone set-up to a camera on a tripod, perhaps a PC/laptop alongside, it's been more about the message than the medium with one livestream event after another. In the early hours of Thursday (00:30 BST) Wynton Marsalis and the mighty Jazz at Lincoln Center organisation chipped in with their contribution...

Wynton Marsalis is, perhaps, the most famous name in jazz, he certainly presents himself as a guardian or standard bearer of the music and, true to form, suited and booted, the man couldn't have been more eloquent. In production terms this JLCO event was Premier League material. Marsalis, Glenn Close and American arts and culture benefactors were the talking heads. The muscians were from around the world performing in their own homes or studios.  


Adopting the Strictly Smokin' Big Band's split screen presentation the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra performed an arrangement of Yardbird Suite featuring vocals by Veronica Swift and Camille Thurman with band members playing their respective parts tucked up in their own homes. From NYC to all four corners of the globe, for the next ninety minutes the performers were many, the performances as good as one would expect. Highlights? Try Cécile McLorin Salvant in Florida singing accompanied by pianist Sullivan Fortner, Nduduzo Makhatini in South Africa and from Japan Makoto Ozone working with an amazing youth ensemble.    

Make a cuppa/open a bottle (depending on the time of day) then settle down for an hour and a half of top class jazz at www.jazz.org/gala2020
Russell

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

What a concert Russel !!!!!!!! Thanks for the link, appreciated.

Not to mention all the other live concerts from our very own north east musicians..

An absolute treasure trove of fantastic jazz.

Ron Ainsborough

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