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For the last thirteen years we’ve been updating the world about jazz in the north east of England and updating the north east of England about jazz in the world. WINNER of the Jazz Media Category in the 2018 All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

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.

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Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK. Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength". '606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'" The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs. Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST!

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  The Garage

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  The Garage

Death Cab For Cutie

 
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  Royal Albert Hall

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Feb 24, 2023
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  The Jazz Cafe

Placebo

 
Dec 8, 2022
  O2 Academy Birmingham

Hoodie Allen

 
Feb 25, 2023
  The Mill

Isobella Burnham

 
Dec 2, 2022
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Alan Barnes Octet – Copperfield Jazz Suite at Stapleford Granary

 
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  Stapleford Granary Arts Centre

Stone Foundation

 
Dec 3, 2022
  Riverside Newcastle

Sea Girls

 
Dec 1, 2022
  Alexandra Palace

Lisa T

 
Feb 16, 2023
  Night & Day Cafe

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  Alexandra Palace

Nuadha Quartet

 
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  Llanwarne Village Hall

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NINE BELOW ZERO

 
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  The Cavern Club Liverpool

Barbara Tinoco

 
Jan 11, 2023
  The Jazz Cafe

RACHEL PODGER

 
Dec 15, 2022
  Barbican

Faye Patton Nu Jazz Quartet + DJ After Party

 
Dec 3, 2022
  Temple of Art and Music (TAM)

The Wurzels

 
Dec 14, 2022
  The Garage

Onyx Brass – Candle lit Concert Stapleford Granary

 
Dec 13, 2022
  Stapleford Granary Arts Centre

Robert Mitchell and True Think

 
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  The Lescar Hotel

Music for Awhile – Candlelit Concert at Stapleford Granary

 
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  Stapleford Granary Arts Centre

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  Royal Albert Hall

Nile Marr

 
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  Night & Day Cafe

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Ahmed Fakroun

 
Feb 19, 2023
  The Jazz Cafe

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  Riverside Newcastle

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