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Roseanna Vitro: "Have you ever tried singing a bridge to a Charlie Parker song? It just looks like the craziest thing in the world to me."- (DownBeat, January 2022)

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.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

Postage

13858 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 77 of them this year alone and, so far, 77 this month (Jan. 23).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Mon 24: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 24: Vels Trio + Knats @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. POSTPONED!

Tue 25: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 10:00am - 12 noon. Rehearsal session (open to the public) .
Tue 25: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Murray Wankling, Paul Grainger, King David Ike-Elechi.

Wed 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 26: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm .
Wed 26: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 27: Tobias Sarra & John Garner @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm .
Thu 27: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 27: Knats’ Night: Knats + Swannek @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 27: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm. CANCELLED! .
Thu 27: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 28: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Ian Millar & Dominic Spencer @ Bishop Middleham Village Hall, Ferryhill. 8:00pm. £10.00.
Fri 28: Struggle Buggy @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blues band.

Sat 29: Lindsay Hannon & Martin Douglas @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Life Drawing & Live Music. Enrol at: www.cobaltstudios.co.uk.

Sun 30 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 30: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 30: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 30: Hot Club du Nord @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 31: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

BSH New Year's Honours list

I looked in vain for the jazzers in the 2021 New Year's Honours list and I couldn't find any - there's usually one. However, to be rewarded you  first have to be nominated and, I guess, this year even the most dedicated of jazz fans - bearing in mind the lack of live gigs - have had other priorities on their mind.

So it is only right and proper that those in the front line are rewarded for their services although a few extra quid in the back pocket would probably be more appreciated.
I did note that Bradley Creswick, lately of the Northern Sinfonia, picked up an MBE which I loudly applaud. He may not be a jazzer but, given that he has been known to do some folk fiddle I'm sure that, if the chips were down, he could knock out a few Grappelli licks.

With all this in mind I have decided to reward the following with an OBSH (Order of Bebop Spoken Here). Again there is no monetary award just the honour.

Paul Edis. Although now based in London his roots are very much still in the northeast and his lunchtime sessions during the first lockdown, during which he played well over 100 tunes without repetition, kept our spirits up - just like Dame Vera Lynn during The Blitz. Apart from that, his work as an educator during his time at Sage Gateshead led to the emergence of many future stars.

Michael Lamb. Keeping a big band going is hard work at the best of times let alone during a pandemic such as enshrouded us this year. However, Michael persevered and when restrictions made it impossible he overcame them with Zoom sessions and socially distanced small groups from the Prohibition Bar.

And, of course, no honours' list would be complete without a few Dames.

Arise Dame Lindsay Hannon, Dame Emma Fisk, Dame Alice Grace, Dame Zoë Gilby and Dame Debra Milne. All helped to make our burden lighter with live streams, recordings and, in the case of Dame Debra there was her work with the Jazz Co-op.
Lance

3 comments :

Paul Edis said...

Thanks for including me Lance, and thank you for all your hard work keeping this site going. Yourself, Russell and the team of contributors deserve a medal (at least!). All the best for 2021!

Michael Lamb said...

Thank you Lance - I completely missed this when it was originally posted.

Of course, kudos to the SSBB musicians for making it all happen.

And, as Paul already said, thanks to yourself, Russell and team BeBop for keeping up the blog - we're lucky to have such a comprehensive account of jazz in the area (and beyond) from BBSH.

Happy new year!

EmmaFiskJazzVio said...

Many thanks for the honour bestowed Lance!X


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