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Bebop Spoken There

Mundell Lowe: “...we also had to play for a floor show, which consisted of girls dancing--some of 'em were dressed, some of 'em were not so dressed.” – (Crescendo September 1974).

George Melly: “I think all clubs are like old tarts, sad under full lighting.” – (Slowing Down, Penguin Books 2005).

Today Monday November 30

Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Pocket Jazz Orchestra - Pizza Express, Dean St., Newcastle NE1 1PG. 8pm. No cover charge.
Blue Jazz Voices - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:00pm.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Popular vocalist, ex NYJO singer and follower of Bebop Spoken Here, Sarah Ellen Hughes, has won the prestigious Jazz Voices Competition in Lithuania. Click here for LondonJazz details - hope she got back before the volcanic dust arrived. Visit Sarah's own site for note by note description of the Lithuanian Experience.
PS: Check out her CD Darning the Dream - it's on Spotify.
PPS: You can catch Sarah Ellen Hughes at The Maltings, Berwick on June 4 (not 2), The Cherry Tree Restaurant, Jesmond on June 28, and Bishop Auckland Town Hall on June 29. This is part of her CD launching tour and can, of course, be heard in other civilised parts of the UK.


  1. Thanks, Lance for the blog! I'm looking forward to my NE tour.

    Love the picture by the way - a real bling necklace!

  2. PS. I'd just like to correct the Maltings date, which is in fact Friday 4th June.


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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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