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Noah Preminger: "The U.S.A - the greatest country in the world - didn't lift a finger to help their 3ooo-plus citizens in Morocco. We were abandoned by our own government." - (DownBeat June 2020).

Dave Rempis:Ten years from now, I can see musicians streaming concerts in real time and charging a minimal amount for people to watch.” - (DownBeat September 2013)


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.

Friday, May 01, 2020

Joy Ellis: Lockdown live - May 1

Joy Ellis (piano/vocals).

What an absolute delight this was! Well, I shouldn't sound surprised as I've heard Joy with her quartet live at The Globe and reviewed albums by her so the form book proved a good guide.

Great vocal sound and some lovely piano playing with only one minor quibble - the singing was clear but the chat in between wasn't very distinct so I don't know who next week's special guest will be or if indeed Joy actually announced it or it is to be a surprise.

Apart from that, to quote from an old Sinatra song - This is a Lovely Way to Spend an Evening - come to think of it consider that a request!

Ain't Misbehavin'; Night and Day; All the Things You Are (piano solo); They Can't Take That Away From Me; Over the Rainbow; Lady Madonna.


Joy Ellis said...

Dear Lance,

Thanks so much for tuning in to the Facebook live stream and for your lovely supportive comments!

I don't know that Sinatra song but your request is a great reason to check it out :)

Best wishes,


Russell said...

Was Joy's lockdown set part of Morley College, London's new weekly Friday lunchtime (1:00pm) gigs? The schedule for the next few weeks is as follows: Ivo Neame (May 8); Adam Dyer (May 15); Tim Richards (May 22): Tim Boniface (May 29).

Anonymous said...

This one went out at 7pm.

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