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Bebop Spoken There

Jennifer Wharton: "People forget that the trombone is so glorious. It can be like going to church, or getting ready for battle. It can be a lot of things....For a longtime I was the only female trombonist in New York," - (DownBeat May 2021)

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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.


13,218 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 637 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 11).

Coming soon ...

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

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Friday, March 19, 2021

Preview: Matt Ford and the Len Phillips Big Band LIVE from Abbey Road - Saturday March 20 (2:30pm).

A full-length live concert featuring Matt Ford with the 16 piece Len Phillips Big Band, streamed direct from London's iconic Abbey Road Studios. In memory of Len Phillips (1932-2021). With special guest, Nicola Emmanuelle.
No ticket required but contributions to our Honesty Box are very welcome - PERSONNEL Singers - Matt Ford, Nicola Emmanuelle
Piano - Bunny Thompson
Saxes - Nigel Hailwood, Jon Shenoy, David Black, Simon Marsh, Gemma Moore Trombones - Jon Stokes, Richard Wigley, Tom Dunnett, Bob Maslin, Trumpets - Russell Bennett, Andy Gathercole, George Hogg, James Davison
Musical Director - Joe Pettitt
Bass - Paul Morgan
Drums - Harold Fisher

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