Dates listed below are for one-oil shows: see seperate section ror residencies. Gigs are listed by date, titan by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices at least one week before publication. Jan listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Dee Dee Bridgewater and Her Trio Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £9.50. £7.50 (£5). The Memphis- bom. Paris-based singer makes a long overdue and highly recommended Scottish debut. courtesy of Assembly Direct‘s Silk Car City Jazz series. See preview.
I Bill Wells Dctet The 13th Note. 80 Glassford Street. venue 553 1638; info 887 4733. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Bill Wells is a ﬁne composer and arranger of unpredictable and adventurous contemporary jazz charts. and has strengthened his band over the past couple of years. This version has Bill on bass guitar. with Robert Henderson (trumpet). Russell Cowieson (tenor sax). John Burgess (alto sax). Allon Beauvoisin (baritone sax). Nigel Clark (guitar). Lindsay Cooper (tuba and bass). and Ian Copeland (drums) (the band can also be heard in a late-night gig at the MacRobert Centre in Stirling on Fri 1. 10.30pm. with Kevin Mackenzie for Clark on guitar. and Tont Bancroft for Copeland on drums). With the Society of Musicians closing. however. and the Tron Theatre discontinuing Ziggy Zalman’s recent low- key Monday night promotions there. this venue is now Glasgow‘s only regular alternative to the pub circuit.
I Icebreaker BBC Studios. Queen Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £6.50 (£4 on door). Originally formed in York. this unique fifteen-piece ensemble are now based in London. and explore the world of contemporary music as it exists in the work of composers like Louis Andriessen. Michael Nyman. Steve Martland and others whose priority is energy rather than more cerebral goals. Like the Cauld Blast Orchestra. they cross musical boundaries. and have an unusual instrumental combination which mixes ‘classical‘ strings and woodwind with saxophones. pan pipes and bass guitar. By no means a
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I Deborah Henson-Conant’s Jazz Suite Edinburgh Harp Festival. Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £8 (£6). The American jazz harpist is no stranger to this festival. and is always a welcome visitor. This time around. she has been commissioned to write a new 40-minute Jazz Suite for the unlikely combination of two harps (herself and Eluned Pierce). ﬂute (David Nicholson). clarinet (Lewis Morrison). string quartet (drawn. like the wind players. from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra). and percussion (Davey Tulloch). It will doubtless reﬂect her characteristically bright. open harmonies. buoyant rhythms and eclectic mix ofjazz with inﬂuences from blues. flamenCo (which is the same thing. according to Miles Davis). Latin and African sources. I Sophie Bancroft and Gina Rae Edinburgh Folk Festival. Park Room. Teviot House. 226 5138. Midnight. £2.50. Although part of the Folk Festival programme. there is likely to be a strong jazz influence in the music of this vocal duo. although Sophie has been working in a more broadly-based pop and folk- flavoured vein of late. Broad-minded jazz fans may also like to note that the festival‘s ﬁnal concert will feature composer Jim Sutherland's eclectic but decidedly jazz—influenced Somotherland at the Queen's Hall on Sun 3. along with Alasdair Fraser's more conventional folk group. See Folk Festival listings for details.
I Jazz Company Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 830—1 1pm. £3 (£2). The swinging and highly musical duo of Alex Yellowless on violin and Dougie Campbell on guitar dig into the Reinhardt-Grappelli repertoire.
I Gary Fimister ouartet Tron Jazz Cellar.
Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter
Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 8.30—11pm.£3 (£2). Straight-ahead jazz seems to be the promise from this band. featuring Laura MacDonald on saxophone and Robert Henderson on trumpet. as well as a new piano player on the Edinburgh scene in David Milligan. The leader on bass and Dave Swanson on drums complete the line up.
I lliels llenning Drsted Pedersen Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £8 (£5). The man with the longest name in jazz returns to Scotland fora solo
performance in the second of two public concerts (the first features Finnish
classical bassist Jorma Katrama on Fri 1) in the second Scottish Bass Weekend. this time held in Glasgow. The great Dane. who is probably best known here for his work with his near-namesake Oscar Peterson. is one of the great mainstream players on acoustic bass in modern jazz. and has a monumental tone to go with his sharply-honed harmonic and rhythmic imagination. For more details on the Weekend itself. contact the Scottish Bass trust on ()62 ()82 2532.
I ‘Snalte’ Davis and the Charmers The 13th Note. 80 Glassford Street. venue 553 1638; info 887 4733. 9.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Chances are that you have seen Brumrnie saxophonist Chris ‘Snake' Davis in one of his many telly slots. from The Paradise Club to The Jonathan Ross Show. We shouldn't hold working with the dreaded J.R. against him. though. and this rare visit fronting his own band. with Steve Walsh on keyboards and 1.]. Belle on guitar. should see in the new season at The 13th Note in good style.
I ‘Snalte’ Davis and the Charmers Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavem and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 830-] 1pm. £4 (£3). See Sat 2 — and this one should see out the current Edinburgh Jazz Project programme in similar fashion. The band also play at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen on Thurs 31.
I What Size is Jan? Edinburgh Science Festival. Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30—9pm. £9. £7. An intriguing joint venture between the Science Festival and the Edinburgh Jazz Festival brings the inimitable Humphrey lyttelton back to the city as your host on an exploration of the phenomenon of musical expansion. Humph and a whole host of fellow jazzers will explore the changing role of both music and musicians as the ensemble
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The iollowing details are tor regular weekly dates: see main listings for one- air shows. Gigs are listed by city, then by day. Residencies will be listed, provided that up-to-date details are supplied to us. Jan Residencies listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I lain Copeland’s Cool Groove Brewery Tap. 1055 Sauchiehall Street. 339 8866. 9pm. Jazz funk.
I Carte Dui Cantinetta Italian Centre. l7 John Street. 552 6099. 9pm—midnight. Various. '
I Jazz Cabaret Cottier‘s. 93-95 Hyndland Road. 357 5825. Supper Club (minimum supper charge £4).
I Glasgow Jan Record Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. Contact Bill Winter. 944 4402. for programme and membership details.
I George Penman’s Jazzmen Carnegie’s. 142 St Vincent Street. 226 3833. 2.30—5.30pm. Traditional.
I MU Blowing Band Lauder‘s. Sauchiehall Street. 2—5pm. Informal big band.
I Jazz Cabaret Cottier's. 93—95 Hyndland Road. 357 5825. Supper Club (minimum supper charge £4).
I lligel Clark and Dominic Ashworth Church on the Hill. 16 Algie Street. Langside. 649 5189. 1—3.30pm. Guitar duo.
I Blackiriars Jan Duartet Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Mainstream to modern.
I Tap Trio Brewery Tap. 1055 Sauchiehall Street. 339 8866. 4—6pm. Mainstream to modern.
I George Penman’s Janmen Curlers. 256 Byres Road. 334 1284. 8—1 1pm. Traditional.
I Dave Wilson and The Uptown ShuriIers The Lido. Hogganﬁeld Loch. Cumbernauld Road. 1-3.30pm. Dixieland and mainstream.
I The Clyde Rhythm Group Stewartﬁeld Farm. Dunrobin Drive. Stewartﬁeld. East Kilbride. 03552 65939. 8—i1pm. Swing to modern.
I Bobby Wishart Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Modern.
The Restaurant Where Every Day Is Friday.
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