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Bebop Spoken Here · 11h ago

Clark Tracey to play fundraising concert for the National Jazz Archive as a tribute to Stan Tracey

(We rarely publicise events out of the area but, when it involves the NJA - an organisation we hold dear - we sometimes make an exception as is the case here. Award-winning drummer Clark Tra...
Bebop Spoken Here · 19h ago

Preview: This Sunday at Hoochie Coochie.

The occasional jazzy Sunday afternoon slots at Hoochie are rapidly approaching legendary status. Jason Isaacs Big Band,  the Strictly Smokin' Big Band and Gerry Richardson's Big Idea are, th...
Bebop Spoken Here · 22h ago

Three million and counting!

(Report by Russell/Cartoons by the late Bill Shaw.) Bebop Spoken Here’s regular contributor Ken Drew (words and photography) has had his eye on the BSH hit counter. It has now clocked up a ...
Bebop Spoken Here · 1d ago

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band with Joe Stilgoe @ Hoochie Coochie - October 15

Joe Stilgoe piano & vocals w. Strictly Smokin' Big Band.* (Review by Russell) The Strictly Smokin’ Big Band at Hoochie Coochie is a guarantee of top quality entertainment. Add a ‘big name’...
Bebop Spoken Here · 1d ago

Preview: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe - October 19

Don’t miss the chance to hear these fine local singers this Thursday.  They are performing an excellent choice of songs, which includes Let There Be Love; Moonglow; the mythical Nature Boy; ...
Bebop Spoken Here · 2d ago

Geoff Eales @ The Maltings Jazz Weekend - October 14

Geoff Eales (piano) (Review by Russell) Lunchtime Saturday, the rain just about holding off on the second day of the inaugural Maltings’ ‘Jazz Weekend’. Berwick upon Tweed bustled as touri...
Bebop Spoken Here · 2d ago

CD Review: Indigo Kid 111 - Moment Gone in the Clouds

Dan Messore (guitar); Gareth Lockrane (flute); Calum Gourlay (bass); Tim Giles (drums). (Review by Lance). As the title implies, this is the third studio outing for Dan Messore's Indigo Ki...
Bebop Spoken Here · 2d ago

Classic Swing Coming Soon to Monkseaton on Tuesdays

The newly formed band, Classic Swing, start a weekly lunchtime residency on Tuesday, October 31 (and all subsequent Tuesdays) at The Ship on Front St. in Monkseaton NE25 8DP. The pub is easi...
Bebop Spoken Here · 3d ago

CD Review: Lauren Kinhan - A Sleepin’ Bee

Lauren Kinhan (vocal); Andy Ezrin (piano); Matt Penman (bass); Jared Schonig (drums) + Ingrid Jensen (trumpet 3 tracks). (Review by Dave Brownlow). Lauren Kinhan, a talented singer, songwr...
Bebop Spoken Here · 4d ago

CD Review: Joy Ellis - Life on Land.

Joy Ellis (voice/piano/rhodes/compositions); Rob Luft (guitar); Henrik Jensen (bass); Adam Osmianski (drums) + James Copus (flugel on tks 4 & 10); Binker Golding (tenor on tks 2 & 8). (Revi...