Light Music is listed by date, then by city. Periorrnances will be listed, subject to space, provided that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. light Music listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd
and Gavin Inglis.
I John Denver Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. SOLD OUT. A not surprising sell-out for the man with the pearly white teeth. who still manages to appear personable.
I In The Mood Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £115). £9.50. £7.50. Single seats only. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. The Herb Miller Orchestra return with another of their popular Glenn Miller tribute evenings.
I Caribbean Ceilidh Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). £5 (£3.50). Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. A Call Thur Singing! event with accompaniment from the Glasgow 1990 Steel Band. Numbers include ‘The Banana Boat Song‘ and ‘lsland In The Sun‘.
I .loe Longthorne Pavilion. Renﬁeld Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £13.50. £11.50. Balcony seats only. The cheesy singing impressionist returns. Will he have added Bjork to his repertoire?
I Joe Longthorne Pavilion. Renﬁeld Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £13.50. £11.50. Balcony seats only. See Wed 23.
Dates listed below are ior one-oil shows: see seperate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Perlonnances will be listed, provided that details reach our oiiices at least one week before publication. Jan Listings compiled by Kenny Mathleson.
I Danish liadlo Big Band Queen's Hall, Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £9.50. £7.50 (£4). On their last couple of tours. this exhilarating modern big band have been joined by eminent transatlantic composer-arrangers Ernie Wilkins and Rob McConnell. but this time around they have opted to focus on the music of the greatest of all big band writers. Duke Ellington. The orchestra have a long history of involvement with great American jazzmen (some of whom. like
the late Thad Jones and Wilkins. had settled in Copenhagen). and their particular interpretation of the Ellington repertoire under conductor Ole Kock Hanson should be marked down as one of the year’s ‘must hear’ occasions.
I Tam White Trio Old Athenaeum Theatre. Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 8pm. £6.50 (£4). The popular Edinburgh bluesman is joined by Fraser Spiers on harmonica and Neil Warden on guitar for a set ofclassic blues and R ‘n‘ B. intercut with his own tunes. This Jazz Club tour also takes the band to The MacRobert Centre in Stirling (Fri 11.0786 461081. 10.30pm) and the Volunteer Hall. Galashiels (Mon 14.0896 58036. 8pm). I laura MacDonald Quintet The 13ih Note. 80 Glassford Street. venue 553 1638; info 887 4733. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). The alto saxophonist ﬁrst came to notice in the ranks ofSYJO. but she has put together a very strong small group for this outing. with Chick Lyall (piano). Nigel Clark (guitar). Andy Mitchell (bass) and Sandro Cianco (drums).
I Peace Festival Jazz Ball Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £5 (£4). Fat Sam’s Band provide their customary
smooth swing and jumpjive grooves.with
guest singers Maggie Holland and Suzanne Bonnar to add a little extra spice.
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I Spontaniacs Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 8.30—11pm. £3 (£2). 1 was duly impressed by the energy and inventiveness which this band brought to their debut here. and it is good
to see them back. Sadly. though. drummer | Des Travis points out that the band will not include violinist Martyn Bennett as j advertised. Instead. the core band of ' Travis. composer and bassist Dave Conway. guitarist Dave Borthwick. and ﬂautist Michael Magg will bejoined by a newcomer to the Scottish scene. soprano saxophonist Nick Stevenson. Worth checking out.
I live Jan Victorian Bar. Tron Theatre. 552 4267. 9pm. £2.50 (£2). The scheduled Roll Wyn James Blues Band will not be playing after all. but will be replaced by a still to be conﬁrmed jazz outﬁt.
I Sandy Wright and Ta] Wyzgowski Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 8.30—11pm. £3 (£2). Guitar duo featuring Sandy Wright. a familiar face on the Edinburgh scene. and Taj Wyzgowski. whose credits include working with John Martyn and Bonnie Raitt.
I In the Mood Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £8.50—£10.50. Another tribute tour to the late Glenn Miller by the American-based Herb Miller Orchestra (not to be confused with the Glenn Miller Orchestra UK. who also tour regularly). directed by John Miller and starring special guests The Kaye Sisters. who defer to the nostalgic spirit of the evening by performing their own tribute to the Andrews Sisters. The band also play at Falkirk Town Hall (Mon 14.0342 28038).
the Music Hall. Aberdeen (Tue 15. 0224 641122). and Glasgow (see below).
I In the Mood Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £8.50—£10.50. See Thurs 17.
I Gauld Blast Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £8.50. £7 (£4). This exciting eight-piece are always a big draw in Edinburgh. but this tour for Assembly Direct will give them another opportunity to broaden their audience. The band also play at the Music Hall. Aberdeen (Thurs 17.0224 641122 and in Glasgow (see Sat 19). See preview.
I Gauld Blast Orchestra 01d Athenaeum Theatre. Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 8pm. £6.50 (£4). See Fri 18 and preview.
I Kevin Mackenzie Trio The 13th Note. 80 Glassford Street. venue 553 1638; info 887 4733. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). The guitarist gets together with the rhythm section from
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his superb quartet. featuring Steve Watts on bass and drummer Tom Bancroft. Should be a good one.
I Edinburgh University Big Band Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 830—1 1pm. £3 (£2). 1 had my doubts when the promotors lined up the Edinburgh Jazz Orchestra to play at this compact venue last year. but in the event the sound balances and volume levels were excellent. and the experience an exhilarating one. There is no reason why the student big band under new director Eddie Severn should not do likewise.
I live Jan Victorian Bar. Tron Theatre. 552 4267. 9pm. £2.50 (£2). The artists were still to be conﬁrmed at press time.
I Suzanne Bonnar Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 830-1 1pm. £4 (£3.50). The Dunoon-born singer is an excellent interpreter of both jazz standards and blues tunes. and should be in her element in the jazz club ambience here.
I The lrnpurists Bar Ton. Mitchell Lane. 221 8353. 9pm. Free. Another outing for this eclectic Glasgow band. featuring Dominic Synder (better known as a painter and printmaker. but also an alto saxophonist). John Honeyman and Tom
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