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Walter Trout: "I don't know why John Mayall put up with me for so long. But I've been sober for 32 years now, not a beer nor a joint," - (Blues Matters! Aug/Sep 2020)

Teddy Wilson: "Mildred Bailey was a much better singer than Billie [Holiday]." - (DownBeat August, 2020)


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".


11,740 (and counting) posts since we started blogging just over 12 years ago. 880 of them this year alone and, so far, 17 this month (August 4).

Coming soon ...


Thursday 6: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

SSBB Next Saturday ...

(Press release)

Following the success of our first live-streamed show, we can't wait to bring you an Evening of Music, with Strictly Smokin' Big Band & Beth Macari, live from Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre & Opera House.

Host BBC's Radio Newcastle's Alfie Joey, will be joined by the North's most exciting big band; Strictly Smokin' Big Band, who will be performing a mixture of classic swing and contemporary big band jazz. In addition, Newcastle's own soul singer Beth Macari joins the line-up, for what promises to be a wonderful evening of live music streamed directly to your homes.

Watch/stream on twitch (live from 7:30pm):

We would also like to be able to stream this event through YouTube (but need 1000 subscribers to make it happen!). Subscribe here:

This event is part of our ‘Be Our Ghost Light’ fundraising campaign, please support us with a donation.
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