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Bebop Spoken There

Rickie Lee Jones: "There's lots of music and not so much celebrity. I guess I'll stay here [New Orleans] for a while if it doesn't get washed away in the flood." - (The Observer 18.04.21)

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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.

Postage

13,107 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 526 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (April 16).

Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Gloria DeNard (1926 - 2020)

Chances are you've never  heard of Gloria DeNard. Don't feel embarrassed about it, neither had I and nor, I guess, had many this side of the East River until her obituary appeared in the New York Times. The name of her son, the drummer Kenwood Dennard (curiously spelled differently to that of his mother, the reason is explained in the NYT obituary) who has worked with many bands across the genres including Miles, Sting, Jaco and Gil Evans may be more familiar.

Although singing professionally for many years (a graduate of Julliard) Gloria's true passion lay in music teaching. To this end she formed the Manna House Workshops, a music school set in one of East Harlem's toughest precincts, and continued working there to within a week of her death on May 30 aged 93.

To say "sadly missed" when I've only just discovered her may seem somewhat facetious but, after reading about her, I feel I've known her all my life and in many ways I have through those special few who are not only able to perform but also possess the gift that enables them to share their knowledge.

Gloria DeNard undoubtedly had that gift - may she Rest In Peace.
Lance. 

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