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Art Blakey: "You [Bobby Watson] don't want to play too long, because you don't know they're clapping because they're glad you finished!" - (JazzTimes, Nov. 2019)..

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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!"


15848 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 855 of them this year alone and, so far, 53 this month (Sept. 18).

From This Moment On ...


Thu 21: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 21: La Malbec Orchestra @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 21: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Ragtime piano. A 'Jar on the Bar' gig.
Thu 21: Linsday Hannon: Tom Waits for No Man @ Harbour View, Sunderland. 8:00pm. Free.
Thu 21: Ray Stubbs R & B All Stars @ The Schooner, Gateshead. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 21: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 22: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 22: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: Brief Encounter @ Bardon Mill Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:00pm. Tickets: £10.00. adv from 07885 303166; £12.00. on the door. Chris & Veronica Perrin improvising to a screening of the 1929 'Jazz Age' silent film Piccadilly (Dir. Ewald André Dupont).
Fri 22: Paul Edis & Graeme Wilson + Three Tsuru Origami @ Jesmond United Reformed Church, Newcastle. 7:30pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Fri 22: Crooners @ Tyne Theatre, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Fri 22: Abbie Finn's Finntet @ Traveller's Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Sat 23: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Tanfield Railway, Gateshead. 2:00-4:00pm. Free. A '1940s Weekend' event.
Sat 23: Jason Isaacs @ Stack, Seaburn. 3:30-5:30pm. Free.
Sat 23: Andrew Porritt & Keith Barrett @ Cullercoats Watch House, Front St., Cullercoats NE30 4QB. 7:00pm.
Sat 23: Michael Woods @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A 'Jar on the Bar' gig. Country blues.

Sun 24: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 24: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free.

Mon 25: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 25: Michael Young Trio @ The Engine Room, Sunderland. 7:00pm.

Tue 26: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Hallgarth St., Durham DH1 3AT. 7:00pm. Paul Skerritt's (solo) weekly residency.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Newcastle Jazz Festival: August 18 - 21

(Press Release)

Now  in   its   fourth   season,  Newcastle   Jazz   Festival returns to Tyne Bank Brewery and other local venues for four days of live jazz from across the region and the UK.

Headliners at this year’s festival include the Ivo Neame Quartet, Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie and Emma Rawicz.

Ivo Neame is an award-winning pianist and composer based in London. At NJF this year he will be joined by three of the UK’s top musicians: George Cowley on tenor sax, Tom Farmer on bass and James Maddren on drums. In addition to leading his own bands, he has featured in several of Europe’s most forward-looking jazz groups and has collaborated with ensembles as diverse as the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and the London Sinfonietta.

Local heroes Jo Harrop and Jamie McCredie will be joined by a special guest as they bring their duo to NJF on Saturday 20th August. Both originally from the North East, they will be performing music from their album Weathering the Storm which blurs the lines between jazz and folk.

Closing the festival on Sunday 21st August is an award-winning young saxophonist and composer who is already making waves on the UK music scene: Emma Rawicz. She has been described as an astonishing new talent (Jamie Cullum – BBC Radio 2), a force to be reckoned with (Jazzwise) and a fast-rising star (London Jazz News). Emma's influences range from modern jazz and fusion to folk and soul. At the age of 20 she has already recorded and released her first album and is working on a second.

Kicking off the festival on Thursday 18th August at The Bridge Hotel is a free show from Strictly Smokin’ Big Band paying tribute to the great Charles Mingus whose 100th birthday is celebrated this year. Then, Friday at Newcastle Arts Centre, sees the New Orleans vibes of the Northern Monkey Brass Band supported by the Harry Keeble Duo.

The festival then moves to Tyne Bank Brewery where it stays for the remainder of the weekend boasting a plethora of northern jazz including Lindsay Hannon and Alan Law playing the music of Tom Waites, Keith Robinson’s Alter Ego, a tribute to Miles Davis from the Graham Hardy Quartet, Pete Tanton’s Riviera Effect, the Ben Gilbert Trio, local rising stars KNATS, and the David Gray Flextet.

Alongside the music there will be food vendors and the well-stocked bar at TBB!

Festival and day tickets are on sale now from:

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