University Gardens. 9pm. Previous experience of Ted Hawkins suggests a brilliant voice, without much in the way of his own songs, and some poor taste in choosing his cover versions.
SATU R DAY 28 Glasgow 0 George McGowan Orchestra Daniel Brown’s, St Vincent Street, 226 4685. 1.30—4.30pm. Brassy and loud. 0 Star Big Band Star Club, Calton Place. 2—5pm. Free. Music from 405 and 505. 0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows, Bath Street, 332 0352. Lunchtime. 0 George Penman Jazzman The Midas, St. Vincent Street. Lunchtime. Trad Band. 0 Mary Kiani Baby Grand, Elmbank Gardens. Evening. Piano bar. 0 Shelagh Buchanan Duo Glasgow Society of Musicians, Berkeley Street. 3—5.30pm.
0 Tota’s Jazz Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 2—4pm. Trad and swing. 0 Tea Dance with Swing ’87 Assembly Rooms, George Street. 2.30—4.30pm. 50p (includes refreshment). Edinburgh Peace Festival. 0 Alec Shaw Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. Lunchtime. O Basin Street Haymarket. Evening. Trad, Dixieland and New Orleans. Usually Mike Hart’s Jazz Band. 0 Martin Leys Quartet Top 0‘ the Town, Royal Mile. Evening. 0 Festival City Jazz Band Clarendon Hotel, Grosvenor Street. Evening. 0 Tam White and the Dexters Platform
Ken Matheson, well known jazz drummer and Milnagive club organiser, has been appointed General Manager at the Glasgow International Jazz Festival, 26 June-5 July, and Bobby Wishart, virtuoso saxophonist and music teacher, has accepted the post of Musical Director at the saan-ta-be-lormed Glasgow Youth Orchestra which will be launched during the iestival. Auditions lor the forty places are to be held in Allan Glen's School, Cathedral Street on Sundays 22 Feb and 1 March (ages 14—18 and up to 21). Candidates can justturn up, having contacted Liz Wardrap, Platform Office, 37 Otaga Street, 334 8142.
The greatest jazz orchestra in the world at the moment, the uniortunately named Danish Radio Big Band, makes it to Scotland for the lirst time - Edinburgh, 20 Feb and Glasgow 22 Feb. The level 01 individual musicianship is incredibly high and the repertoire has been enriched overthe twenty-add years at the band’s existence by conductors and arrangers at the lirst order, like Stan Kenton, George Russell, Thad Jones and Bob Brookmeyer. Guest soloists have included Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter
1, Rutland Street. Evening. Brassy ‘
soul band and vocalalist.
SUNDAY 1 Glasgow
0 Danish Radio Big Band Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 8pm. £3.50 (cones). Presented by Platform Jazz. Hard driving post-swing jazz orchestra. See panel. 0 Dave Wilson And The Uptown Shulilers Bonhams Wine Bar. Byres Road. Lunchtime. Trad and Dixieland in the West End.
0 Jazz Cocktail Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross. Evening.
0 Kit Carey's Jazz Band Duke of Tourainne, Ingram Street, 552 0140. Evening.
0 Ricki Fernandez and Friends The Tron Bar, Tron Theatre, Parnie Street, 552 4267. Lunchtime.
0 The Jazz Co The Green Tree, Cowgate. Evening.
0 Mike Hart’s Society Syncapatars. Learmonth Hotel, Learmonth Terrace. 12.30—3pm. Legends in their own lunchtime.
0 Celsius Bannerman‘s Bar, Cowgate. Evening. Improvising with clarinet. guitar and bass.
0 Tam White and the Dexters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening. Brass and rock/soul bands.
0 Basin Street Stampers Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad. 0 Ronnie Rae Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. Evening.
0 Fiona Duncan Trio L‘Attache, Rutland Street. Evening. Classic songs.
0 Alexander's Big Band Grosvenor Hotel. Evening. £2. Music to dance to. Relive the War years.
SINGING THE BLUES
Gordan, Clark Terry and Ben Webster. And Miles Davis, who also returned to record with the band. They are even to perform in concert and record with Van Morrison. in their arrangements they create one at the most absorbing and exciting sounds in jazz.
Blues from Texas, in Johnny Copeland’s Band, see photo, includes a horn section trading with his superb,
MONDAY 2 '
0 Shelagh Buchanan Duo Duke of Tourraine, Ingram Street. Evening. One ofGIasgow’s great vocalists.
0 Jim Petrie Jazz Band Starbank Inn, Newhaven. Old-fashioned jazz in appealing little seaside pub. Evening.
0 Sophie Bancroft Trio Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street. Evening. One of the best young singers in Edinburgh. 0 East Coast Jazz Band Blue Lagoon, Angle Park Terrace, 331 9922. Evening. Straight early tunes and arrangements.
0 Saint Stephen Street Stampers Basin Street, Haymarkct Terrace. Evening. Riverboat, New Orleans.
0 Ron Finlay Trio Partick Tavern. Dumbarton Road. Evening. 0 Bobby Wishart Ouanet Halt Bar,
Woodlands Road, 332 1210. Evening. Superb sax and ﬂute.
0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street, Haymarket. Evening. Dixieland.
o Darktown Jazz Band Struan Hotel, Corstorphine Road. Evening. Trad jazz.
0 Liz McEwan and the Brian Kellock Trio L‘Attache. Rutland Street.
0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar
. House Hotel, Mayfield Gardens,
667 2828. Evening.
0 Swing '87 Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street, 225 6843. Evening. Four-man swing band.
iluent guitar and authentic and wonderfully expressive blues voice. The recent album 3 Cs, recorded with iellow Texans Robert Cray and Alben Collins, has been a big success and brings Copeland, with years of experience in the clubs at the American blues circuit, averto Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall, 27 Feb. (Norman Chalmers)
0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street, Haymarket. Evening. Solid trad band.
0 Delta Devils Shore Bar, Shore, Leith. Evening. Blues and boogie band.
0 Shelagh Buchanan Duo Duke of Tourainne, Ingram Street. Evening. Vocal/Piano.
0 Ouadras Nicholson Ouintet Pythagoras, Sauchiehall Street. 8.15pm. Mainstream and modern.
0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening. Trad/swing band.
0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Dixieland Music.
0 Take 3 Maxies Bistro, West Nicolson Street, 6670845. Evening. 0 Royal Mile Jazz QuartetThe Rock Lounge Bar, 1/3 North Bank Street (Top 0’ The Mound). 8—10.30pm.
0 Martin Leys Ouartet with John Burgess Royal Hotel, Roslin. Evening. Young, swing and modern. 0 Darktawn Jazz Band Scotty‘s Bar, Piershill. Evening. Trad.
THURSDAY 5 - Glasgow
0 Jazz Night Halt Bar. Woodlands
Road. Evening. Differentgroups. NotTrad.
0 Burton, Clark, Coutts La Taverna, Woodlands Road. Evening.
0 Templehall Stampers Temple Hotel, Esplanade. Joppa. Evening. Trad band.
0 Ronnie Rae JrCrest Hotel, Oueensferry Road. Evening. Pianist.
0 Spirits oi Rhythm Basin Street, Haymarket. Evening. Dixieland.
0 That Swing Thing Shore Bar, Leith. Evening. Songs from the 405 and 503.
0 The Bolshoi Rooftops, Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. Still going, with a new single out on Beggars' Banquet- ‘A Way II‘.
0 Age at Chance/The Cretins QMU. University Gardens. 9pm. £3. Age of Chance have just signed to Virgin. who claim that ‘Age OfChance inhabit the area between the IBM hum of the shopping plaza. and the shuddering reverberations of the steel works.‘ A successfully murderous cover of Prince‘s ‘Kiss‘ is their main claim to fame so far. The Cretins will be playing one oftheir legendary sets of ten minutes.
0 The Night Swimmers The Oasis. Castlemilk Drive. Castlemilk. 9pm. Free. Formerly Happy The Man. Been around a long time, long enought to acquire a reasonable grasp ofwriting decent songs.
28 The List 20 Feb — 5 March