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Bebop Spoken Here · 4h ago

NCRO Tickets now on sale

A quick reminder that tickets are still available for our summer concert on Friday 9 June at Gateshead's Caedmon Hall with our guests, Martin Litton (piano) and Nick Ward (drums), also featu...
Bebop Spoken Here · 4h ago

CD Review: Matt Chandler - Astrometrics.

Matt Chandler (guitar); Ross Stanley (Hammond); Eric Ford (drums). (Review by Lance). Organ Trios aren't meant to be listened to in semi-suburban three up two downs. They should be heard li...
Bebop Spoken Here · 11h ago

Jazz Night @ Jesmond Library - May 27

(Review by Russell) Newcastle’s Jesmond Library reopened in November 2013 as a community-run asset in the wake of philistine political vandalism. It isn’t the same, one wouldn’t expect it t...
Bebop Spoken Here · 11h ago

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band @ Ushaw - May 26

(Report by Russell & Tony Eales/Photo courtesy of Ken Drew). County Durham correspondent Tony Eales filed a brief report on the Strictly Smokin’ Big Band’s gig at Ushaw. A warm early summer...
Bebop Spoken Here · 1d ago

Paul Wilkinson @ St Nicholas Cathedral - May 26

Paul Wilkinson (piano) (Review by Russell) St Nicholas Cathedral presents performances week in week out, from the liturgical to the devil’s music…jazz! This lunchtime recital – a gig if yo...
Bebop Spoken Here · 1d ago

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band @ The Millstone - May 25

(Review by Russell) On entering a sweltering Millstone Michael Lamb indicated that the pub’s upstairs room offered a cool refuge from the heat of the day, hastily adding: Only joking! Sure ...
Bebop Spoken Here · 1d ago

Lindsay Hannon & Bradley Johnston @ Vicolo - May 26

Lindsay Hannon (vocals); Bradley Johnston (guitar) (Review by Ann Alex/Photos courtesy of Russell) ... or I should say they performed in the lane (it was billed as ‘Live in the Lane’), opp...
Bebop Spoken Here · 1d ago

Ruth Lambert Quartet @ the Jazz Café - May 26

Ruth Lambert (vocals); Alan Law (piano); Neil Harland (bass); Russ Morgan (drums) (Review by Lance). "Not only the grooviest band, but also the tallest" quipped Ruth as she introduced her ...
Bebop Spoken Here · 2d ago

Jazz Loses a Stalwart - R.I.P. Margaret Barnes

Margaret Barnes, one of the northeast's most enthusiastic supporters of jazz, sadly passed away on Thursday, May 25, after a long battle with cancer. Despite her illness, until fairly recent...
Bebop Spoken Here · 2d ago

Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone - May 25

Brian Bennett (banjo & vocals), Bob Wade (trumpet), Laurence McBriarty (trombone), Bill Colledge (bass) & Fred Thompson (drums & vocals) (Review by Russell) The Vieux Carré Jazzmen’s regul...