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Curtis Stigers: “I’m a jazz singer. I’m not a saxophonist. When I stand in front of a band like the Danish Radio Big Band or Ronnie Scott’s, I usually tend to leave the instrument on the stand.” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Tamsin Austin, Director of Performance Programme, Sage Gateshead: “SummerTyne is our largest festival and we absolutely love it!” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Today Saturday July 22

Afternoon
SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day two of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Big Chris Barber Band - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.50/£20.50.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jazz on BBC under threat?

(Post from Kerstan of Riot Squad Publicity.)
I don't know if you have heard but there is a BBC Trust review of their music services. 
Jazz is already something of a pauper on the BBC - compared to classical and pop music at least and I think there is a real danger of the music being further marginalised. 
With cuts meaning less hours and less budget for recordings and reporting. We can't afford for this to happen.
But we're not entirely powerless - below is a link to the BBC Trust review of music services.
Please make a submission about how you feel about jazz on radio.
Is there enough ? 
Should it be protected ?
 How important do you think the BBC is to the jazz sector ?
It’s really important that we have our say at a time when there are cuts across BBC and jazz may be under threat.
https://consultations.external.bbc.co.uk/bbc/music_radio
And please if you are able to speed the word then please do - if enough people share this, tweet about this, blog about this and generally spread the word then more and more people will have their say and hopefully the BBC will listen.
After all they kept 6 Music because enough people shouted for it to stay - lets make sure they keep jazz on the BBC too!

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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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