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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 17


Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 2:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.


KOAN 7 - the Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:00pm. £5.00. (£4.00. concs). ‘Form and Space’ ‘An evening of free improvisation and original composition’. Line-up includes John Pope (solo improvised set).

Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 7:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 9:00pm. Free.

Ben Cipolla - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton, Cleveland TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. Tickets: £12.50 from 01642 712176.

Gilded Thieves - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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st of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Blaydon Update

All gigs at Black Bull, Blaydon.
Sunday Oct 20 - 8pm - Adm. £4.00 
Billy Harper Quartet with Anne DeVere. 
For 15 great years Bill played some wonderful jazz piano every week at Blaydon Jazz Club. He was also first call pianist for 'Jazz North East' concerts, backing top UK, European and American visiting soloists. Bill and his wife, superb jazz singer Anne, are back on Tyneside for a short stay. For this concert they are joined by Neil Harland bass, Adam Sinclair drms and Roly Veitch gtr. 
Sunday Nov 17 - 8pm - Adm. £4.00
Paul Edis Trio plus special guests Steve Andrews sax and Graham Hardy tpt/flgl.
Steve Andrews, absolute master of swing style saxophone, and the versatile Graham Hardy (equally at home playing Satchmo through to Hubbard) are two of the area's finest jazz musicians. For this concert they are accompanied by the Paul Edis Trio.
Sunday Dec 15 - 8pm - £4.00
Christmas Concert - including our usual DIY buffet (please bring along an item of food to add to the feast)
Roly Veitch/Jeremy McMurray Quartet
One of the North's finest straight ahead jazz pianists, Teesside's Jeremy McMurray, joins with Blaydon's own Roly Veitch on guitar, Neil Harland bass and Adam Sinclair drms for an evening of songbook repertoire.


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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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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
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