I Joan Baez Playhouse Theatre. Greensidc Place. 557 2590. CANCELLED.

I The Hootsie Tootsie Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Rockin’ blues.

I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. See Tue 22.

I Haw Deal Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.45pm. Free.

I Las Filipinas BB's Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street).556 8240. 5—7pm. 8H lpm. Free. Residency. See Fri 18.

WEDNESDAY 30 Glasgow

I Webb Wilder King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. Deep-fried country from the American south. Wilder recently supported Georgia Satellites here and his Hybrid Vigor LPis out now.

I Ah Um Trader's. Glassford Street. 552 5826. Free. Latin-tinged. rock- influenced jazz that is gaining popularity due toa Sunday night Blackfriars residency.

I James McClure The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231.


I The Hothouse Flowers Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. See Preview.

I The Jerks and Root Love Finsbury Park. South St Andrew Street. 556 1020.

I Haw Deal St James ()ystcr Bar. (‘alton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.

I Sandyman Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9.30pm. Free. I Las Filipinas BB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5 7pm. 8-1 lpm. Free. Residency.

See Fri 18. I The Gist Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.

UR DAY 31 Glasgow

I Deborah Harry Barrowlands. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. See Preview.

I The Trashcan Sinatras King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. Let‘s hope this fine quintet play for more than 20 minutes this time. New GolDiscs single, ‘Only Tongue Can Tell‘. out now.

I The Linden Tree Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Free. I The Jerks and The Hemingways Trader‘s. Glassford Street. 552 5826. Free. Another Manchester band up for the Demo Disco. I Vegas Outhouse. 1155 Cathcart Road. 6490184. 10pm. Free.

I The Henry Brothers King‘s Court. 7

Osbourne Street. 552 2250. Free. Glasgow '

band playing frenzied cajun-rockabilly. who I'm told are quite wonderful.

I Dig George and the Business Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. See Fri 18.

I His Latest Flame Bruce Hotel. Cornwall Street. East Kilbride. 035 522 9771. Excellent female quartet whose debut LP In The Neighborhood will hopefully be released soon.


I Last Minute and Kith and Kin Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. Firsthand on 10pm. £4 (£3). See Thurs 24. Both bands are worth seeing. and Kith and Kin‘s folk/mainstream hybrid shows interesting possibilities.

I Tiny Crockett and The Hocketts Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Kitchen Devils Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.

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I Charlie Proppa Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. Charing Cross. 248 1942. Piano bar music from 8.30pm.

I Linda Fletcher Quartet Blackfriars. 36 Bell St. Merchant City 5525924. Singer-led mainstream jazz.

I Ah Um Barbizon. 40 High Street 552 0707. Free. 9.30pm. Latin-inflected electric jazz.

I George Penman's Jazzmen State Bar. Holland Street. 332 2159. 9—12pm. Popular Glasgow Dixielanders. now featuring Alex Dalgleish on trumpet.

I Hideaway Blues Band McSorleys. Jamaica Street 221 8499. 8.30pm. Blues/soul in regular spot.


I Hootsies Duo Globe. West Port. 229 4553. 9pm. Free. Yer rockin‘ blues.

I Tracy Nelson Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm. Legendary American blues singer.

I Alpha Jazz Ouartet Ellersley House Hotel. Ellersley Road. Corstorphine. 337 6888. 8—1 1pm.



I Gil Scott-Heron Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. 8pm. Recent

visitor to Edinburgh. ScotteHeron delivers

a masterful blend of politics and hard jazz. See Mayfest Listings. I Tracy Nelson Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 227 5511. 11.30pm. Dynamic American blues singer supported by the Jim Condi Band. See Mayfest Listings. I The Shelter 7 Renfrew Court. off Renfrew Street. 332 6231 . 8pm—round midnight. New regular venue. cafe/bar/theatre. Tickets £4. including supper. This week a chance to hear The Bill Wells Band led by the prolific “composer/arranger. I Bill Fanning Orchestra Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 2216112. 2pm. Glenn Miller sounds from resident band. Non-members £1. Followed at 8pm by the Spanky Davis Quartet outsize American trumpeter Spanky has become an established favourite at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival in recent years. and will be worth catching on this short tour. with a trio led by the accomplished London-based pianist Brian Lemon. Members £4. non-members £6 I George Penman's Jazzmen Carnegie‘s. 142 Vincent Street. 226 3833. Afternoon session from the popular Glasgow \Dixielanders. I Nigel Clark Quartet The Arches. Midland Street 204 3993. 7.30pm. Nigel. ofHue and Cry. consolidating a recent seriesof local gigs establishing his jazz credentials. in the Theatre. £4 (£2). I George McGowan Orchestra Chubby Chesters. l781ngram Street. 5520876. 2—5pm. Free. Drummer-led Glasgow outfit play the classic big band repertoire. I Charlie Proppa Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. (‘haring Cross. 248 1942. Piano bar music from 8.30pm. I Tommy Hulcup's Jazz Band Rolls Royce Club. Paisley Road 4490684. 1.30—4pm Regulars on the trad scene in afternoon residency.


I Toto and the Jazz Bostons Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 2—4pm. Free. Regular afternoon session.

I Platform 1 Caledonian Hotel. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 12.30—2pm. Superb

mainstream pianist Alex Shaw leads his trio. 1n the evening. Big Vern 'n' The Shootas.

I Dr MacJazz Basin Street. Haymarket. 8.30pm. Free. Popular trad six-piece residency.

SUNDAY 20 Glasgow

I Nigel Clark Quartet The Arches. Midland Street 204 3993. 7.30pm. See Sat 19.

I Tim Barella Big Band Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street.2216112. Non-members£1. 2.30pm. Followed at 8pm by Bobby Harvey and Friends/Hive Gauche. an ‘auld alliance‘ of Scottish music and French jazz. Admission £1.

I George McKay Band Joe‘s Garage Restaurant. Bank Street. 3395407. 8—10pm. Free. Acoustic modern jazz duo of double-bass and guitar in regular spot. I Ah Um Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street, Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. Laid-back electric quintet.

I George Penman‘s Janmen Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. Popular Glasgow Dixielanders from 8.30- 10.50pm.

I Paisley Arts Jazz Paisley Ans Centre, New Street. 887 1010. 12.30pm. Free.Jazz from established singer Sophie Bancroft in the bar.


I Capital Jan Band Crest Hotel. Queensferry Road. 332 2442. 2—5pm.

I Barony Jazz Barony Bar. Broughton Street. 557 0546. Live band. 8.30—1 lpm. I lpanema Oblomov‘s. The Mound, 220 0054. 9pm. Free. Jazzy regulars.

I The Spirits oi Rhythm Stair Arms Hotel, Pathhead 0875 320277. l—4pm. Sunday afternoon New Orleans.

I Delta Liars Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm. Blues.

I The Climax Jazz Band Glencairn Hotel, Royal Circus 225 5218. 5—7pm. New Orleans jazz from tendentiously titled residents.

I Cate Acanthus Waverley Bridge, 556 2358. 12.30—3pm. Drummer Bill Kyle leading a resident trio in a newlunchtime slot plus special guest. saxophonist Jimmy Wood.

MONDAY 21 Glasgow

I Tommy Smith Quartet Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. 7.45pm. £5. Scotland‘s best-known saxman brings his current band to the Theatre as part oftheir ‘Riplt Up' season of Scottish music.

I Gillespie’s 26 Cheapside Street. off Broomielaw. 221 7704. 9pm. Kit Carey’s Jazz Band serve up trad/New Orleans/mainstream.

I Bobby Dean's Jazz Quartet Curlers, Byres Road. 334 1284. Mostly modern from 8.30—10.50pm.


I Nobody's Business Bannerman‘s. Niddrie Street. 556 3254. 9pm. Friendly blues band.

I East Coast Jazz Band Blue Lagoon, Angle Park Terrace, 337 9922. Evening. 9pm—midnight. Resident trad band.

I Le Jazz Hot Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 667 0845. 9pm—midnight. Resident l930‘s-style small swing band.



I Bobby Wishart Group Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Top flight hop and fusion saxman.

I Rest In Blue Studio Bar. Shuttle Street, Paisley. 889 6867. 9.30pm. Power blues and traditional urban sounds. including original material and covers of Alex Harvey. Junior Wells and 22 Top (77!). Admission one pair of dancing shoes, it says here.

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