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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Holland: "Back then, one of my first gigs was with Wally Fawkes and Johnny Parker at the Crown and Anchor in Islington, playing music that went back to the days of King Oliver. And I've always enjoyed the joyousness of that music, and the sound of everybody fitting together beautifully, improvising together." - Jazzwise, August 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.

Postage

13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Preview: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead - Friday!

Gary Crosby's musicianship, energy and dogged determination over more than three decades have contributed to the emergence of a Black British jazz scene which we now accept as part of the furniture. Imagine today's landscape without the presence of the many musicians who've come through the Jazz Warriors-Tomorrow's Warriors-Jazz Jamaica hothouse set-up, it would be a poorer environment for everyone - musicians and audience alike. 

Tomorrow (Friday 18) at Sage Gateshead there is a rare opportunity to hear Jazz Jamaica in concert. A socially distanced Sage One audience will be treated to a one set performance (approximately 60-70 mins) featuring a host of familiar names...Mark Kavuma, Denys Baptiste, Eddie HickCherise Adams-Burnett.

The concert will focus on the output of Trojan Records and some of the many charts in Jazz Jamaica's pad (there is a lot of material to draw upon, from 1991to the present day!). Please book online at: www.sagegateshead.com. For those unable to attend in person there is a streaming option. Live or virtual, Jazz Jamaica is an unmissable occasion! Russell     

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