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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 Sunday March 18


Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 12 noon. Free.

Jason Isaacs & the Ambassadors of Swing - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 5:30pm (doors 4:00pm). £16.00.

Revolutionaires - Tyne Bar, Maling St, Newcastle NE6 1LP. 3pm. Free.

Somethin’ Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 5:00pm. Tel: 01325 788564. Matt Case (saxophone) & Mike Hepple (guitar).


POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER! Zoë Gilby Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8:00pm. £5.00. Rescheduled August 19.

Alter Ego - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00.

Bradley Johnston - The Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 6:00pm. Free. New weekly residency.

Gypsy Dave Smith - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Friday, February 05, 2010

Rosemary Squires Cancer Appeal Show

Forgive this rather bold approach but those who live within reasonable distance may like to know that, as a feature of her Diamond Anniversary in the business, there is to be 'An Audience with...LIFE IS A SONG' Rosemary's current touring show - as a Charity Matinee for the Royal Marsden Hospital Cancer Appeal at the Epsom Playhouse on Wednesday 21st April 2010 at 2.30pm. Tickets £10.50 from 01372 742555 or 742227.
So why not take a half day off work, get someone else to feed the cat, or whatever, and come along to a family afternoon of music and fun. Naturally she wants to maximise the benefit for this worthy charity.
However, should you be faint hearted or want to take the easy way out (joke!) then Liz Biddle of Upbeat Management, would be delighted to receive donations! (Liz by the way is not promoting this as an 'Agent' - on the contrary she is sponsoring at her own expense).
Donation Cheques should be made out to 'Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, Registered Charity 1095197 and sent to Upbeat Management, Larg House, Woodcore Grove, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 2QQ.
Though, if you can make it, Rosemary would much prefer to see you there if only for a chat after and, by the way, bring your neighbours and friends or, if you belong to any local organisation perhaps to publish details of this event in any newsletter, parish or church magazine etc.
Thank you,
Frank Lockyer (Husband and Manager)
PS:Please visit Rosemary's refurbished website @

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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.)
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