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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.
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13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Press release: Newcastle Jazz Festival Online - August 15

After taking the hard decision to cancel Newcastle Jazz Festival at our venues around the city this year we’re very pleased to offer online events on Saturday 15th August. We’ve compiled eight artists to take you through an afternoon of live music and discussion this Saturday. 

Starting at 2pm with a concert featuring Gateshead based guitarist Lloyd Wright, followed by Durham born saxophonist Paul BoothNeither will be a stranger to jazz fans in the North East –
Lloyd’s acclaimed band Lego Head was a Newcastle staple for some years; Paul’s status as one of the UKs finest tenor men is sealed with recent projects including Bansangu Orchestra and most recently TRYPL

Following at 4pm is a discussion lead by BBC radio legend Alyn Shipton on the effects of lockdown on jazz musicians. 
We’re thrilled to be hosting panellists Dennis Rollins (NJF 2020 headline artist), Paul Edis and Jo Harrop. Along with discussing the effects of Covid-19, they will be speaking about music which they have produced during the period, and what the future holds for them and the industry. 

Finally, at 7pm two artists who were expecting to play at this year's festival: JASMINE, and Jay Phelps

Leeds based saxophonist Jasmine Whalley will be performing her own blend of jazz and hip- hop creating a unique and distinct sound with her trio.
Then, to bring our online events to a close trumpeter Jay Phelps will take the reins till 8pm. Jay has been a regular on the London and wider UK jazz scene for over a decade – a founding member of Empirical, and having performed alongside Courtney Pine, Wynton Marsalis, Jamie Cullum and many more, his contemporary genre blending jazz and recognisable warm and projecting tone will mean this is not a session to miss. 

All sessions on Saturday August 15 are free of charge online, streaming links can be accessed at our web site newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk 
Donations to Newcastle Jazz Festival are welcome and can be made at paypal.me/newjazzfest 

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