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Bebop Spoken There

Joe Farnsworth: "I have to say that jazz in New York will never die. It may seem like all the music happened 3,000 years ago, but, Charlie Parker, Billy Higgins, Max Roach and all the others are still here. You can feel their presence."- (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

13862 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 81 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

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.CANCELLED!

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.

February 2022

Tue 01: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 10:00am - 12 noon. Rehearsal session (open to the public).

Wed 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 02: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 02: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 02: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 02: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 03: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 03: Bradley Creswick’s Western Swingfonia @ LIVE Concerts at Home. 1:15pm. A Newcastle University online only event.
Thu 03: John Williamson Trio @ Durham University (Music Dept.). 7:30pm. £5.00.
Thu 03: Chris Farlowe w Norman Beaker Band + Teresa Watson Band @ Newcastle Labour Club. 7:30pm. An evening of rhythm & blues.
Thu 03: Knats @ Daniel Farm Shop & Tea Rooms, Wylam. 8:15pm. £18.00. (inc. food from 7:00pm). A Wylam Winter Tales Festival event. SOLD OUT!
Thu 03: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 03: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

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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