LISTINGS EDINUBGH JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
I Masterclass with John Etherldge Queen's Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. Midday. £2.50. Guitar comes under the microscope in the ﬁnal session. I The Cotton Club The Cavendish. Tollcross. 220 1599. 3pm. £2.50. The Bill Wells Octet in a session titled From Ellington :0 Evans. I The Music Box Victoria Street. 220 1599. 3pm. £2.50. Focus on blues. with Fraser Spiers's Blues Cruisers and guest Suzanne Bonnar. I The Blue Note Minus One Club. Carlton Highland Hotel. North Bridge. 220 1599. 3pm. £2.50. With the Eddie Severn Quartet. I The Music Box Victoria Street. 220 1599. 7.30pm. £5. Mainly traditional. plus the more modemJohn Etheridge Trio. I International Gala Concert Queen's Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £12. £9. The festival‘s traditonal gala concert offers a strong line-up and a look at jazz styles from the 20s to the 50s. with on-stage activities masterminded by pianist Dick Hyman. Featured artists are trumpeter Doc Cheatharn (see preview). clarinetist Kenny oavern, saxophonist Scott liarnilton, cometist Warren Vache. and pianist Butch Thompson (who found a new mass audience for his music as house pianist for Garrison Keillor‘s hugely popular radio series A Prairie Home Companion in the USA). Horne-based singer Fionna Duncan will perform a tribute to the songwriter Irving Berlin. with trumpeter Dave Pinardl and the Brian Kellocit Trio. I The Cotton Club The Cavendish. Tollcross. 220 1599. 8pm. £5. Clarinetist Kenny cavern leads a sextet with trumpeter Dave Pinardl. Jam session
5 from 11.30pm in the ; Mambo Room. I The Blue Note Minus l One Club. Carlton 6 Highland Hotel. North 5 Bridge. 220 1599. 8pm. } £5. Exploratory music from the Chick Lyall Quartet and the Bill Wells ; Octet. Jam session from midnight. I McEwans’s 80/- Pub Trail See Mon 8.
I Edinburgh International Blues Festival Caledonian
- Brewery. Slateford Road.
. 7.30pm. £10. The
programme for this event
- has not been too exciting in recent times. but there are a couple of genuinely
intriguing headliners this
3 year and the support looks
better than it has been for i a while. Tonight’s bill-
! topper is ex-Bluesbreaker ' and Rolling Stone Mick
! Taylor, with an all-star
i band featuring loot
Money. Also on the bill are Lightning Willie and the Poor Boys from
Dick Wardell, and The
Bootsie Tootsie Band.
I McEwans’s 80/- Pub ; Trail See Mon 8.
I Edinburgh International Blues Festival Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 12.30pm. £4. The afternoon session features four Scottish bands. led by Rev Doc and the Congregation, plus Spider MacKenzle and Dick Banovich, Bop Street, and
I lied Green‘s Blues Band.
, Brewery. Slateford Road.
7.30pm. £10. Tonight's
i bill-topper is guitarist and : singer larry McCray, but
, the most intriguing item is l a new band put together
by singer Suzanne Bonner, featuring ace musicians who are better known on the jazz circuit — notably
' Chick Lyall and Nigel
Clark - playing in a blues
idiom. with guest Fraser
Spiers on harmonica.
Moio Pep and last year‘s
blues competition winners (see Sun 14) The
: Summerlield Blues Band complete the action.
I Edinburgh International Blues
Festival Caledonian . Brewery. Slateford Road. ~ 12.30pm. £4. The second
Scottish Blues Band
Competition will be
fought out by four
entrants. The Federal Kings, Blue 62, Baby
Isaac and 32-20.
7 I Edinburgh
3 Festival Caledonian
Brewery. Slateford Road.
7.30pm. £10. Mississippi-
born harmonica man Charley Musselwhite (see 1 preview) and his band are
tonight's bill-toppers. The rest of the programme
. calls on home-grown
talent. with Fraser Spiers’s Blues Cruisers,
guitarist Jim Condie‘s
j new band The Kings oi
E the Wild Frontier, and The ' Hollywood Rockets.
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