Dates listed below are tor one-oil shows: see separate section ior residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city.
SATURDAY 26 Glasgow
I John Murray Big Band Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street,2216112. 2—5pm. £1. Mainstream.
I George Penman's Janmen Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 61 12. 8.30pm-midnight. £3. Leading Dixieland band, plus guests.
Em] DAY 27 Glasgow
I ken Peplowski with the Sandy TaylorTrio Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 61 12. 8pm. £7 (members £4). The clarinetist and saxophonist is one of the very best of the younger mainstream American players (which means one of the best, period), and a treat to listen to in any setting. See preview.
I Big Band Session Society ofMusicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 61 12. 2—5pm. £1 . The Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra alternate with the Tim Barclla Big Band.
I Chick Lyall Guartet Jazz At The Tron, Tron Cellar Bar, 9 Hunter Square, High St, 220 1550. 9pm—midnight (doors 8.30pm). £3 (£2.50). The Glaswegian pianist is one of the most creative and original talents on the Scottish jazz scene, and this excellent band is arguably the best showcase for his music, with Phil Bancroft on saxophone, George Lyle on bass, and Lyall’s trio drummer Tony McLennan standing in for Tom Bancroft.
MONDAY 28 Glasgow
I Kit Carey’s Jazz Band Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 9pm-midnight. £2. Traditional.
TUESDAY 29 Glasgow
I Cointreau Ice Cool Jazz La Mirage, George Street, 6.30—7. 15pm; Charlie Parker’s, Maxwell Street, 9.15—10pm. Free. This Cointreau promotion (organised by Assembly Direct) is an unusual double opportunity to hear three of the brightest young talents on the UK jazz scene, singer Claire Martin, pianist Jonathan Gee, and saxophonist Tommy Smith, in a curtain-raiser for his forthcoming Sextet tour.
WEDNESDAY 30 Glasgow
I Sandy Taylor and Henry Fullarton Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 8.30pm. £1 . Mainstream piano and bass duo, plus guests.
I Spike Robinson with the Brian KellockTrio Jazz At The Tron, Tron Cellar Bar, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 2201550. 9pm—midnight (doors 8.30pm). £4 (£3.50). Saxophonist Spike Robinson is a favourite of mine, and while his light, Lester Young-influenced tone runs against the fashionable grain these days, his lucid constructions are a joy to hear, and the pleasure is increased by the presence of Brian Kellock on piano.
THURSDAY 1 Glasgow
I Jim Mullen and the Brian kellock Trio Bar. The City Hall, Candleriggs. 227 5511. 8.30pm. £6 (£3.50). Hot on the heels ofthe Edinburgh Jazz Project, and just ahead of Assembly Direct‘s The Jazz Club (which will also use this venue in Glasgow), lain Copeland resurrects The Basement Club in a new venue. and with support from the Scottish Arts Council and the Musician‘s Union. Guitarist Jim Mullen returns to his hometown to inaugurate the new venue, with the busy Brian Kellock Trio. See preview.
FRIDAY 2 Edinburgh
I Diminished 5th Jazz Group Bank Hotel. The Royal Mile, 1/3 South Bridge. 8pm. Free. Mainstream swing from five-piece band, plus singer Kim Proven, in this new
SATURDAY 3 Glasgow
I John Murray Big Band Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street.2216112. 2—5pm. £1. Mainstream.
I George Penman’s Jazzmen Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street.2216112. 9pm—midnight. £3. Dixieland.
SUNDAY 4 Glasgow
I James Taylor Quartet The Tramway. Albert Drive, 227 5511. 10.30pm. £7.50 (£5.50). Funky Hammond organ grooves will be order of the night from this highly-rated London-based quartet. Support comes from Glasgow funk outfit Funkouchve.
I Big Band Session Society ofMusicians. 73 Berkeley Street,2216112.2—5pm.£1. See Sun 27.
I Eddie Severn Jazz At The Tron.Tr0n Cellar Bar, 9 Hunter Square, High St,220 1550. 9pm-midnight (doors 8.30pm). £2 (£1.50). A ‘pool‘ session led by trumpeter Eddie Se_vern, and, on past evidence. likely to be in a bop vein for the mostpart. Should be worth hearing.
MONDAY 5 Glasgow
I Kit Carey’s Jazz Band Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 61 12. 9pm—midnight. £2. Traditional.
WEDNESDAY 7 Glasgow
I Sandy Taylor and Henry Fullarton Society ofMusicians, 73 Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 8.30pm. £1. Mainstream.
I Dick Lee Jazz At The Tron, Tron Cellar Bar, 9 Hunter Square, High St, 220 1550. 9pm—midnight (doors 8.30pm). £2 (£1.50). Second ‘pool‘ session ofthe week, and with the eclectic Mr Lee at the helm, that could mean anything from Django-style swing through to contemporary classical, but is unlikely to be dull.
THURSDAY 8 Glasgow
I Craig McMurdo The Jazz Club. The City Hall. Candleriggs, 227 5511. 8.30pm.£5 (£3.50). Assembly Direct launch their new national touring circuit for Scottish-based musicians with singer Craig McMurdo (with his Swing Kings-style trio, rather
than That Swing Thang). The bar area will be converted into a jazz club for the occasion. See preview.
OUTSIDETHE CITIES Girvan
I Girvan Traditional Jazz Festival Fri 25—Sun 27. The 7th festival features their usual fare, with names like the West Jcsmond Rhythm Kings from England and the Apex Jazz Band from Ireland joining home-based favourites like George Penman’s Jazzmen. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere. as long as you don‘t mention modern jazz. Ring0465 2128 for details. Also in Ayrshire. locally-based guitarist Martin Taylor plays a Charity Concert with drummer Jack Parnell at the Gartferry Hotel in Ayr on Mon 28.
I File Youth Jazz Orchestra with DlaiVass Sun 27. Glen Pavilion. Pittencrieff Park. 0383 720108. 8pm. £5 (£4). The Dunfermline Jazz Festival has quietly disappeared, but FYJO are joined by saxophonist Olaf Vass in this Dunfermline Arts Festival concert. the only jazz in the event, other than an appearance by dance troupe The Jiving Lindy-Hoppers at Lochgelly Centre on Fri 2. 7.3(lpm,£4 (£2).
I George Melly and John Chilton's Feetwarrners Fri 2. Motherwell Concert Hall. Brandon Street. 0689 67515. 8pm. £6.50—£5. Sadly. George is a bit past it these days, since this is the only ‘jazz‘ in the main programme of the Motherwell Music Festival. Doubtless he will still pull a crowd, but the best musical value for their money will come from the Feetwarmers pianist. Ron Rubin.
FOLK & WORLD
Dates listed below are ior one-oii shows: see separate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Periorrnances will be listed, provided that details reach our oitices at least one week betore publication. Folk and World Listings compiled by Norman Chalmers.
FRIDAY 25 -
I Rowantree Folk Club Rowantree Inn, Old Mill Road, Uddingston. 9pm. £2 concerts, other nights £1 . Singaround.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside, Fox Street, off Clyde Street, 248 3144. Doors open 8pm. music at 9pm. £4. Live bands.
I The Gaugers Lauderdale Hotel, Lauder. 8pm. Lauder and Stow Folk Club present the Aberdeen trio, a treat for lovers of the real Scottish tradition of music and song.
I Reeling in the Assembly Assembly Rooms, George Street.
8.30pm—lam. Bar. Tickets £5 (£3) from Assembly Rooms Box Office or 220 4349. All profits to the Scots Music courses run by ALP. Ceilidh dance music by the Robert Fish Band and support. See Music preview.
SATURDAY 26 Glasgow
1 I Aly Dale and Phil Cunningham Renfrew l Ferry, Clyde Place. 8pm. £6 (£4). Wizards l
of ﬁddle and accordion on tour.
I Occasionals Ceilidh Dance Barrowland. Gallowgate. 8pm—midnight. Tickets £6.50. Freeland Barbour leads one ofthe best bands in Scotland. Fundraiser for the Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Centre near Beith.
I Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 332 6633. 7.30pm. £10—£8.
I Phil Shackleton Scotia Bar, Stockwell Street, 552 8681. 3.30—5.30pm. Free.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside, Fox Street. off Clyde Street, 248 3144. Doors open 8pm. music at 9pm. £4.
I Wild Cigarillos Queens Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). Dance benefit for Edinburgh Western Diabetic Research Trust. Cigarillos specialise in ceilidh band music with excursions into rock and roll and latin. Unique band. Support from Jazz Therapy and classical guitar from Allan Croker.
I lntemational Ceilidh eand Walpole Hall. Chester Street. £2 before 8pm, £3 after 8pm. Performers Free. Ceilidh Dance, bring your own drink, and please don‘t smoke.
SUNDAY 27 Glasgow
I Martin Stephenson and The Dalntees Strathclyde Union, George Square. Level 8. 8pm. £6. See Rock Listings.
I The Attic The Studio, Shuttle Street. Paisley. 8pm. £2 members and concessions, £2.50 everyone else. Information from organiser Danny Kyle, 887 9991.
I Blues Poets Scotia Bar, Stockwell Street, 552 8681. 3.30-5.30pm. Free. Blues Poets
MONDAY 28 Edinburgh
I k.d. Iang Playhouse, Greenside Place. See Rock listings.
I Border Ballads at Dalhousie Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. 7.30pm. £2.50. Singer and fiddler Jo Millerwith readings from Valerie Gillies in the tremendous setting of the 800-year—old castle. Tickets available from any Midlothian library or by phone 031440 2210.
I Lorna Sargent/Eleanor MacDonald Black Bitch Inn, West Port, Linlithgow. 8.30pm. Members£2, non-members£2.50, concessions £2. Linlithgow Folk Club.
I Brian Whittlngham and Pals Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681 . 5.30pm onwards. Free.
I Penicuik Folk Club Navaar Hotel. Penicuik. 8pm. Singaround.
WEDNESDAY 30 Glasgow
I Scotia Folk Scotia Bar, Stockwell Street, 552 8681. 8.30pm. Free. Gerry McHugh and Fnends.
I Edinburgh Folk Club Cafe Royalc Upstairs, West Register Street. 5574792.
8pm. £3 (£2). No guests this evening, it's
THURSDAY 1 Glasgow
I Star Folk Club Glasgow Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street. beside
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