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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Tuesday November 21

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free. New weekly mainstream session. 2 mins from Monkseaton metro.
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Evening

Jam session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm Free. Session led by Mark Williams.

Omar Sosa + Seckou Keita - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead NE8 2JR. 0191 443 4666. 8:00pm. £21.80. Sage Two.

Gypsy Jazz Jam - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. Doors 7:00pm. Free. ‘No audience as such – everyone is a player/musician or a gypsy!’

Charles Gordon - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. 0191 233 1010.

10:00pm. Free.

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

Sunday, September 29, 2013

There's Life After Jazz Café

ICENI are dead chuffed to announce that they'll be supporting (musically rather than emotionally) Jamie Cullum at his Gateshead gig on October 18 in Hall 1 of the Sage Gateshead.
Apparently so impressed was he of the quality of the acts on the nationwide ‘BBC introducing’ site that he decided to pick an act from each region for his tour and ICENI made the grade for the north. Gan on! And ‘woot’, possibly..
Get in quick - last I heard tickets were going fast.
Meanwhile, down on Oxford's High Street PETER GILLIGAN plays a solo jazz piano gig at the Grand Café on Friday October 4 at 7:30pm. The former Pink Lane pianist is making a few waves in the university town and this could be the first of many. So if you live in the Oxford area treat yourself to some food and fine piano playing.
The Pink Lane Jazz Co-op continue their Saturday night gis at the Salsa Café on Westgate Rd., Newcastle with the SAFE SEXTET on October 5 and GABRIELE MIT DREI on October 12. Whilst on October 4, REDEMPTION JAZZ are at Number 28, Nelson St.,
Lance

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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