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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)

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COVID-19

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.

Today

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.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Strictly Radio Tyneside

Today's edition of Gary Hogg's Geordie Hour programme featured music by a couple of bands many of Bebop Spoken Here's readers will have heard in concert. Radio Tyneside has been on the go since the fifties as an in-house hospital radio station. Winning numerous awards down the years, the station recently started broadcasting on FM (93.6) and to a worldwide audience via the internet (www.radiotyneside.co.uk).

A recent Facebook lockdown track by the one-and-only Strictly Smokin' Big Band was put together using little more than mobile phones from the safety of band members' homes. The band's take on Route 66 features star vocalist Alice Grace. Hogg said he was impressed with the audio quality! Caroline Irwin can be heard singing John Prine's Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian with Keith Stephen's Hot Club Trio and, as the hour long programme neared its end, up popped Chester le Street-based singer Georgia Brown to sing a number accompanied by brother (and former Madonna and Elton John musical associate) Marcus. In recent times pianist Marcus has undertaken adjudicator duties at the annual Great North Big Band Jazz Festival. Today's programme can be heard again on Wednesday (May 13) at 7:00pm. 
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