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Farewell Blues

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Bebop Spoken There

Michael League: "We flew back from Europe, and the second gig we [Snarky Puppy] did was in Arcata, California. There were two people. And one of them was the bartender." - (DownBeat December, 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!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

14806 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 1074 of them this year alone and, so far, 73 this month (Nov.24).

From This Moment On ...

November

Mon 28: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 28: Jeremy McMurray & Friends @ Billingham Catholic Club. 7:30pm. £5.00. at the door. A SVP fundraiser for Xmas food hampers.

Tue 29: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Wed 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 30: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Wed 30: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 30: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 30: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

December
Thu 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 01: New York Jazz Night feat. Zoë Gilby @ The Keys, Yarm. 7:00pm. £30.00. (inc. meal). Tickets from Skiddle. Gilby w. Noel Dennis, Mark Williams & Andy Champion.
Thu 01: Bold Big Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Cluny 2.
Thu 01: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm. Paul Skerritt & James Harrison residency.
Thu 01: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 02: Swing Manouche @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00.
Fri 02: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 02: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 02: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 02: Durham University Big Band + Durham University Jazz Orchestra @ Kingsgate Bar, Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House, Durham. 7:00pm. £3.00. & £2.50. Fundraiser for Coppafeel.
Fri 02: Niffi Osiyemi Trio @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm.
Fri 02: Alligator Gumbo @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm. Xmas party.
Fri 02: Struggle Buggy's Almost Xmas Party @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Blind Pig Blues Club.

Sat 03: Jake Leg Jug Band @ St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. £10.00.
Sat 03: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: Liane Carroll. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 03: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Sat 03: Remi Harris & Tom Moore @ Amble Parish Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sat 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. Xmas party.
Sat 03: Ray Johnson, Richard Herdman & Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Sun 04: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 04: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 04: Remi Harris & Tom Moore @ Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall, Co. Durham. 7:30pm.
Sun 04: Liane Carroll @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00. adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 04: Let Spin + Ceitidh Mac @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Jazz gets reset!

(Press release)

JazzReset21 @SevenArts Leeds, live and online, 20 May – 22 July

A massive programme of live jazz music has been announced for 2021 in Leeds to get the live jazz scene going again after lockdown.

Called JazzReset21 and running for three months, the programme will feature dozens of COVID-safe events, concerts and masterclasses by established and emerging artists, from Ian Shaw on 27 May to Byron Wallen on 17
June .The programme is part of an attempt to bring live jazz back to Leeds, and sees live music promoters JazzLeeds in partnership with Chapel Allerton arts space, Seven Arts.

Amongst the artists involved are international jazz superstar singer Ian Shaw, exciting trumpet player Byron Wallen,  sax woman Josephine Davies’s spiritual jazz group “Satori”, superb pianists Liam Noble and Andrew McCormack, Leeds bassist Adrian Knowles and his “Sound of 59” audio visual reimagining of music by Monk, Miles and Mingus and Rafe’s Dilemma with their musical collaborations with Northern playwrights. JazzRest21 starts with   a new sextet led by Leeds based Scottish trumpeter Malcolm Strachan “About Time” on 20th May at Seven Arts. 

In addition to established artists, JazzReset21 will champion rising stars and young talent from Leeds. The Sunday afternoon programme at Seven Arts will include College Collection – two concert from some of the final year students at Leeds Conservatoire offering them their first chance to perform in over a year. There will also be a special Sunday concert by Leeds singer Louise Gibbs, with veteran saxists Frank Griffith  with a tribute to Duke Ellington

Says organiser Steve Crocker –“People have been starved of live music for so long, and musicians are itching to perform again live. We were the only jazz club presenting live music in the UK last summer and have the opportunity to present an even more ambitious programme this year

More details : www.jazzleeds.org.uk.

Steve Crocker  (JazzLeeds).

JazzReset21 programme @Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS73PD.

9 and 16 May – College Collection 21. Leeds Conservatoire and JazzLeeds present music from rising star jazz students from the Conservatoire 1.30pm – live stream only.

20 May: “About Time” Malcolm Strachan’s new sextet featuring with Nico Widdowson, piano, Courtny Tomas double bass, Erroll Rollins drums, Atholl Ransome, tenor saxophone, Danny Barley trombone, and Malcolm himself on trumpet -  live and livestream options 7.30pm.

23 May: Tessa Smith Quintet – jazz singer, choir organiser and Lindy Hopper Tessa Smith with a quintet featuring Stuart McDonald on sax. 1.30pm live performance.

30 May: “We love you madly” – Louis Gibbs with a tribute to the music of Duke Ellington featuring Frank Griffith on sax and Richard Wetherall piano - live and livestream options 1.30pm.

27 May*: International singing superstar (and one-time stand-up comedian) Ian Shaw - “What’s New” with saxman Iain Ballamy and pianist Jamie Safir piano presenting music from their lockdown album - 2 concerts 7pm and 9.00pm,  live and livestream options.

3 June Liam Noble “The Long Game” feat Liam Noble piano, Seb Rochford drums and Tom Herbert bass. 7.30pm live and livestream options.

10 June "Satori", spiritual jazz trio with Josephine Davies tenor, Dave Whitford bass and James Maddren drums. 7.30pm live and livestream options.

17 June: Byron Wallen “Four Corners” with Byron Wallen trumpet, Rob Luft, guitar, Paul Michael bass, Rod Young drums - live and livestream options.

24 June: Andrew McCormack solo and trio – Andrew McCormack piano, Joe Downard on bass and Rod Youngs on drums - live and livestream options.

8 July "Rafe’s Dilemma" celebrate their new collaborations with local playwrights featuring Nel Begley on vocals, Jamil Sheriff keyboards, Sam Vicary bass, and Katie Patterson drums - live and livestream options.

22 July "Sound of 59" celebrate the music of that famous jazz year with Joel Purnell tenor saxophone, Jim Corry alto saxophone, Mark Chandler trumpet, Kevin Holbrough trombone, Jason Scott piano, Adrian Knowles double bass, Caroline Boaden drums - live and livestream options.

Thursday evenings concerts starting time 7.30pm (except *) Sunday afternoon concerts starting time 1.30pm. Tickets in advance only, limited seating. Live performance with livestream options. Tickets are on sale here: www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds  More gigs be announced soon including community jam sessions, rush hour jazz in the Seven Arts bar and a mini summer jazz festival! All in the superb intimate atmosphere of Seven Arts, with table service, great music, licensed bar, reduced numbers social distancing. Tickets in advance only with livestream options.

Contact - Steve Crocker (info@jazzleeds.org.uk, 07544 352594)

JazzLeeds are proud to acknowledge the help and support we receive/havereceived from: Arts at Leeds, Leeds Inspired, Arts Council England, Seven Arts Leeds

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