Dates listed below are for one-off shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Pertormances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
amm- : Glasgow
I Eat Sam’s Band Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. 8pm. £5 (£3). The Edinburgh-based swing and jump-jive ten-piece pay one of their periodic visits to this venue.
I Big! - The Napier University Big Band Pleasance Theatre. The Pleasance. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 1 on door. Jazz. is stirring at Napier these days. with Tommy Smith teaching a course in improvisation (and looking set to take up a professorship there). and this big band making their public debut under their new director. 1. Simon van der Walt. who is well known in Edinburgh as both trumpeter and arranger in That Swing Thang.
I Martin Taylor Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £7 (£5). The ﬁnal dates in the guitarist's short Scottish tour take him to the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy on Fri 25. and then on to this venue. This may be an appropriate place to note with sadness the demise of the Glasgow Society of Musicians. a mainstay of these listings. and a fixture in the city since the late 19th
century. Financial pressures. at dwindling
membership. and failure to encourage adequate public support ﬁnally forced the
closure of their premises just along the
road from the Mitchell earlier this month.
That leaves several local musicians
looking for a gig. and the city with no regular stage for the kind of visiting mainstream jazz artists — Scott Hamilton.
Warren \’aehe. Ken Peplowski — which
the Society made their own.
I Caliente! The 13th Note. 80 Glassford Street. 887 4733. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Jazz- 1.atin-funk fusion outﬁt led by guitarist
j Neil Warden. with Andy Mitchell on bass.
Pat McCann on drums. and percussionist Dave Haswell.
I Ilung Drawn Guartet Tron Jazz. Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 830—1 lpm. £3 (£2). This young Glasgow-based saxophone quartet make a rare Edinburgh visit.
I Tron Trio Victorian Bar. Tron Theatre.
Cumbernauld Theatre. Cumbernauld.
than Tommy‘s quartet and bop-orientated sextet projects of 1992—93. The band go
7 on to play four more dates in the central
belt (see below). and one further north. at the Music Hall in Aberdeen on Thurs 3
(with Wayne Krantz — see Fri 4).
WEDNESDAY 2 I '
I Tommy Smith’s Forward Motion The f Ferry. Clyde Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £7 (£5). See Tue 1.
Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter i band play before. but Burt was behind an
existent) Society of Musicians in Glasgow . last year. so we should maybe look for something a bit adventurous from them.
' Motherwell. 0698 267515. 8pm. £6 (£5). 1 caught half a set of this highly eclectic
outﬁt during the last Edinburgh Jazz . Festival. and can vouch for the fact that
from early jazz to Latin and South African E rhythms. The band also play at the MacRobert Arts Centre on Fri 4
3 Forum” > '
' Pentangle. See Music preview.
552 4267. 9pm. £2.50 (£2). Piano trio in a mainstream to modem vein.
Glasgow I Tommy Smith's Forward Motion
0236 732887. 7.45pm. £8 (£4). The saxophonist launches the Scottish leg ofa UK tour to celebrate the release of his ﬁrst album for the Renfrew-based Linn Records. anirtisr‘enr‘e. His cohorts on both tour and recording are old Berklee colleagues Terje Gewelt on bass and Ian Froman on drums. and the music they make is more spacious and less frenetic
I George Burt Iluintet Tron Jazz Cellar.
Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 8.30—11pm. £3 (£2). I‘ve never heard this
attempt to introduce a free improvisation session into the staid (and now sadly non-
I Grasshoppers Civic Centre. 1 saxophones and brass (plus percussion)
their music is bright. invigorating stuff. drawing on a wide range of inﬂuences.
(10.30pm). and the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen on Sat 5.
I Tommy Smith’s Forward Motion and Wayne Krantz Group Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £8.50. £7 (£4). A home town gig for saxophonist Smith‘s trio (see Tue 1). on a double bill with an interesting newcomer to Scottish audiences. American guitarist Wayne Krantz (see preview). Krantz also shares the bill with Smith in Aberdeen on Thurs 3; everyone else on the saxophonist's tour will hear two sets of Tommy‘s new music for his reformed Fonvard Motion outﬁt. I Pentangle/John lienbourne and Isaac Guillory George Square Theatre. George Square. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (£5) in advance from Virgin Records. Princes Street. 220 0925. Open House Music presents Giants GI Acoustic Folk/Jan Guitar including Bert Jansch and singer Jacqui McShee from
I Tommy Smith’s Forward Motion Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. £7 (£4.50). See Tue 1.
I Suzanne Bonnar and Swing 94 The
13th Note. 80 Glassford Street. 887 4733.
9.30pm. £4 (£3). Bonnar is a ﬁne singer.
especially of blues and standard material. but 1 wasn't greatly taken by the
plus MAGNAPOP & FLOP GLASGOW King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Fri 4th March EDINBURGH The Venue, Saturday 5th March
TICKETS FROM KING TUT'S 041 22.1 5279, VIRGIN RECORDS (GLASGOW G EDINBURGH) G RIPPING RECORDS
An Acoustic Evening with '
EDINBURGH La Belle Angela, Friday 11th March from Squeeze GLASGOW King Tut's, Saturday 12th March
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ABERDEEN Muslc I-laII’ ' 'Guscow smegma. Thursday 14th Apr" 7-309"! Friday 15th April 7.30pm
MUSIC am am: omce ow stanza/one no we" on “7 .
GLASGOW PLAZA Monday 16th May EDINBURGH QUEEN'S HALL Tuesday 17th May
plus special guests;
GLASGOW SE00 Friday 27th May
Thurs 24th Feb JOHN LENNON TRIBUTE (INSTANT KARMA) + The Beatcombers
Fri 25th Feb JUMP CITY
Sat 26th Feb V00 00 QUEENS + M: Acoustics
Thurs 3rd March SHER 2
Fri 4th March THE POSIES + MAGNAPOP+ Flop
Sun 6th March R ING SLAB + Cobalt Jury
Mon 7th March 01 Y
Thurs 10th March
Frl11th March CO
Tues 15th March .1
Thurs 17th March APA
Fri 18th March FJAERE
Tickets available from King Tut's, Just The Ticket in Glasgow & Edinburgh, SECC, Queen's Hall,
041 221 5
RITTLE + Terminal Power Co.
Aberdeen Music Hall and TOCTA outlets throughout Scotland. Information & credit cards on 031 557
6969. SHOWTRAVEL may be running coaches to these concerts. Call 041 423 0823 for details.
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