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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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Mar 19, 2023
  The Jazz Cafe

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Apr 15, 2023
  The Jazz Cafe

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Dec 20, 2022
  Night & Day Cafe

The Wurzels

 
Dec 14, 2022
  The Garage

GOAT + Special Guest

 
Apr 16, 2023
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Feb 18, 2023
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Feb 3, 2023
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  Stapleford Granary Arts Centre

Lyra

 
Apr 28, 2023
  Bush Hall

Manu Delago: Environ Me

 
Feb 5, 2023
  Bush Hall

GreenMatthews Gaudete – candlelit concert at Stapleford Granary

 
Dec 14, 2022
  Stapleford Granary Arts Centre

The Quireboys

 
May 18, 2023
  Night & Day Cafe

Nuadha Quartet & Hope Cramsie

 
Dec 17, 2022
  Llanwarne Village Hall

Clutch

 
Dec 14, 2022
  O2 Academy Birmingham

Black Belt Eagle Scout

 
Feb 24, 2023
  Night & Day

Carly Rae Jepsen

 
Feb 23, 2023
  Alexandra Palace

Natasha Watts

 
Apr 7, 2023
  Bush Hall

TWEET

 
Dec 14, 2022
  The Jazz Cafe

Lisa T

 
Feb 16, 2023
  Night & Day Cafe

RACHEL PODGER

 
Dec 15, 2022
  Barbican

Placebo

 
Dec 8, 2022
  O2 Academy Birmingham

Global Soul Showcase

 
Mar 12, 2023
  The Jazz Cafe

Hoodie Allen

 
Feb 25, 2023
  The Mill

Big Joanie

 
Jan 11, 2023
  The Garage

Senses: A BLUES100 Live Experience

 
Feb 17, 2023
  The Jazz Cafe

Pierce the Veil

 
Dec 9, 2022
  O2 Academy Birmingham

SUNSHINE ANDERSON

 
Jan 15, 2023
  The Jazz Cafe

Sleep Token

 
Jan 17, 2023
  O2 Academy Birmingham

The Legacy of Fela Kuti

 
Dec 27, 2022
  The Jazz Cafe

Dirty Honey

 
Jan 24, 2023
  The Garage

Jocelyn Brown

 
Jan 20, 2023
  The Jazz Cafe

Gojira

 
Feb 22, 2023
  Alexandra Palace

Andy McKee

 
Dec 11, 2022
  Bush Hall

KARNIVOOL

 
Feb 4, 2023
  Riverside Newcastle

Cassyette

 
Mar 16, 2023
  Riverside Newcastle

Troubadour Presents Fuzion ft The Yazatas + Faye Patton + The Only Remedy + Zarak and Blue Alchemy

 
Dec 22, 2022
  The Troubadour

Inside Out – Hannah Horton Quartet

 
Jan 18, 2023
  Pizza Express Jazz Club

Grace Campbell

 
Mar 11, 2023
  Alexandra Palace

Those Damn Crows

 
Feb 19, 2023
  Riverside Newcastle

Devlin

 
Dec 8, 2022
  Night & Day Cafe

INAYAH

 
Jan 24, 2023
  The Jazz Cafe

Onyx Brass – Candle lit Concert Stapleford Granary

 
Dec 13, 2022
  Stapleford Granary Arts Centre

Nuadha Quartet

 
Dec 17, 2022
  Llanwarne Village Hall

The Jordan

 
Mar 17, 2023
  Bush Hall

Death Cab For Cutie

 
Mar 29, 2023
  Royal Albert Hall

Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forges Dingwall Alldayer

 
Dec 11, 2022
  Lafayette, London

BRONWEN LEWIS

 
Apr 9, 2023
  The Glee Club Cardiff

Christmas with Katherine Jenkins

 
Dec 8, 2022
  Royal Albert Hall

Gabrielle Aplin

 
Jan 7, 2023
  Union Chapel

Neil C. Young Trio

 
Dec 8, 2022
  Sunbird Records
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