Dates listed below are for one-oil shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Pertormances will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices at least one weelr belore publication.
; Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Tom Bancroft Orchestra and Chick Lyall
QuartetQueen‘sllall.Clerk Street.668 ; 2019. 8.30pm. £6.50.‘£5: concessionson
door ifavailable. Drummer'l'om
orchestra gets a rare outing. while Tom also occupies the drum chair in Chick
E Lyall‘s quartet. See preview.
I 5th Annual Jazz Band Ball Lcith Assembly Rooms. 43 Constitution Street. Leith. 554 2855. 8.30pm. £3.50. Jazz for dancing. with proceeds going toward the Edinburgh Taxi Trade Annual Handicapped Kids ()uting. The Ken Ramage All Stars. with guests Alex Shaw and Al Fairweather. and a special guest in top trombonist Roy Williams. and the Louisiana Ragtime Jazz Band provide the music. Tickets are available from taxi offices.
I Harry Connick Jr Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 3323123. 7.30pm. £13.50—£1 1.50. The ‘Sold ()ut' notice has been up on this one for weeks. 2 although there may be returnsavailable. l Connick's rise to fame was boosted immeasurany by the success of When Harry Me! Sally. and comparisons between the young singer/pianist and the likes of Sinatra and Nat Cole probably haven‘t hurt either. This is Harry‘sfirst Scottish visit. and he has brought an orchestra with him for good measure. Prepare to be seduced. f I Craig McMurdo and That Swing Thang l Motherwell Theatre. Motherwell. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). By coincidence. Scotland‘s very own answer to I larry Connick is in action down the road in Lanarkshire. albeit in slightly less
salubrious surroundings. Stylistically they
are very different. especially in the context j of That Swing Thang's raunchyjump-jive; the implicit comparison becomes more meaningful when Craig gets up in front of the occasional big band he fronts. but their charts need considerable more zing.
I Three‘s a Crowd Johnny Scobie‘s.
London Road. 552 3204. Free.
WEDNESDAY 22 Glasgow
I Jazz Luvs Blues and Rock Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. 8pm. £4 (£2). The Edinburgh Jazz Quintet provide what they describe as a bridge from blues and pop music into jazz. Hmmmm.
FRIDAY 24 Edinburgh
I Arthur H Queen’s I fall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £6.50/£5'. concessions on ' door if available. See preview. ‘
I Wendy Welherby Johnny Scobie's. London Road. 552 3204. Free.
SATURDAY 25 1
Glasgow ; I Craig McMurdo and That Swing Thang ‘
Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. 8pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Festival outing for the band. See Friday 17.
SUNDAY 26 Edinburgh
I John Surman Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 3pm. £6.50.£5.50: concessions on door if available. The great saxophonist has concentrated heavily on creating his evocative solo-saxophone-and clarinet-p1us-synthesised-backing soundscapes over the past few years. and they remain captivating listening. See Mayfest preview. Note afternoon starting time for this concert.
The following details are for regularweeltly dates: see main listings tor one-oil shows. Gigs are listed by city, then by day. Residencies will be listed, provided that up-to-date details are supplied to us. Jazz Residencies Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Basement Club and Blacktriars Jazz Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Club 10pm—l .30am (no admission after 11.30pm).£2.50inc. buffet. The Basement Club is a jazz club operating in the basement ofa well-established pub venue with a good record for supporting jazz. Artists will vary from week to week. Music in the upstairs bar will continue as before. again with a variety of performers. and may include some blues as well asjazz.
I Johnny Scobie's London Road. 552 3204. 8.30pm. Free. LiveJazz.
I Kurt Wylie Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. Charing Cross. 248 4942. 9pm. Free. Mainstream piano.
I Glasgow Rhythm Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. Discussion and music on record. New members are always welcome. Details from Jim Henderson on 334 4225 or Bill Winter on 944 4402.
I Society Session Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2pm. £1. Traditional blowing session.
I George Penman's Jazzmen Carnegie's. 142 St Vincent Street. 226 3833. 1.30pm. Free. Traditional.
I Bobby Deans Quintet Curlers. 256 Byres Road. 334 1284. 3pm. Free. Mainstream. plus guests.
I Kurt Wylie Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. Charing Cross. 248 4942. 9pm.
I Bobby Deans Quartet Curlers. 256 Byres Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free. Mainstream. plus guests.
I Kit Carey's Jazz Band 147 Club. Cheapside Street. off Broomielaw. 221 0271 . 9pm. Free. Traditional.
I Bobby Wishart Group Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Bop to fusion.
I Sandy Taylor and John Henry Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 8.30pm. £1. Mainstream.
I Perdldo Yates‘s Wine Lodge. Queen Street. 8.45pm. Mainstream and Latin.
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SCOTTISH JAZZ NETWORK PRESENTS—Till J O H N S U R M A N
"ONE OF THE FINEST JAZZ MUSICIANS THIS COUNTRY HAS PRODUCED”
GLASGOW EDINBURGH SAT 25 MAY SUN 26 MAY
8.00 HENRY WOOD HALL 3.00 QUEENS HALL £6.00 TICKETS £6.50 RES. £5.50 UNRES.
BOX OFFICE: 041 227 5511 BOX OFFICE: 031 668 2019 Subsx‘d/Sed by the ScottishArts Council
AEGIS PRODUCTIONS presents as part of FERRY FEST
on The RENFREW FERRY Clyde Street, Glasgow
The KATHRYN TICKELL BAND Friday 17 May £6.00 (£5.00)
PIERRE BENSUSAN (France) Wednesday 22 May £5.00 (£4.00)
MAKVIRAG (Hungary) Thursday 23 May £5.00 (£3.00)
All shows start at 8.00pm Tickets from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, all Ticket Link outlets and the Renfrew Ferry box office (tel: 041-429 3766)
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