I Jan Beep Doop Jazz Brunch. Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 1—4pm. No cover charge for diners. but phone for reservations (programme may be subject to change). A contemporary variant on the phonetic jazz-naming tradition which gave us bebop? Behittd it lurks what squares might call the Ronnie Findlay Trio.
I The Andy Mitchell Trio Bonham‘s Wine Bar. Byre's Road. 3557 3424. 8.30pm. Free. Swing. funk and Latin jazz.
I Edith Budge and Friends Tron Jazz C‘tllar. Tron Tavern and (.‘eiiidh House. Hunter Square. 220 155i). 8 3(1pm.£3 (£2). The accent it all he on blues and gospel from the singer and her band.
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I Maggie Mercer's Musicmen The Monday Club. The Marlborough. Shawlands Cross. 632 4447. 9pm—midnight. £5 (tickets at door). Singer Maggie Mercer leads a traditional band featuring trombonist Jackie Murray and trumpeter Mike Dailly in an evening of swing charts from the 30s and 40s. Dance. orjust listen as the mood takes
I Thank You, Mr Gershwin Brunton Theatre. Musselburgh. 665 2240. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5.25). See Sat 25.
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I Fionna Duncan Benetit Concert St Bride's Centre. 10 Orwell Terrace. 669 3819. £10 (£6). Singer Fionna Duncan is currently trying to raise funds to study with Jeffrey Haskell at the University of Tucson‘s School of Music. with the intention of passing on the knowledge gained there to the next generation of Scottish singers and musicians. at project she has been nurturing with Sophie Bancroft for some time. It’s fair to say that her friends in the Scottish jazz community have given the scheme their backing. with a line-up for this concert which features The John Rae Collective, Sophie Bancrott, Sylvia Rae, Sandy Wright, Suzanne Bonner, The Bachelors at Jan, The Brian Kellock Trio, Tom Bancrott’s dance piece Life On The
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I Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra The Pleasance Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50) on door. Musical director Eddie Severn had this band sounding good the last time I heard them. and they have a number of new charts to add to their repertoire. including selections from the Miles attd Dizzy books. as well as some standards. There may also be an opening set by a smaller group drawn from within the orchestra’s ranks. Shame about the clash with Fionna's night.
I Jean Mundell Guartet Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56-58 Fountainbridge. 228 3111. 7.30pm. No cover charge for diners; phone for reservations. Traditional and mainstream jazz singer.
I Bobby Wishart Quintet The 13th Note. 80 Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8pm. Free. A warm welcome back for saxophonist Bobby Wishart. whose celebrated twelve- year residency at The Halt Bar ended peremptorin last summer. apparently at the behest of a new area manager rather than the bar itself. The Hall’s loss is now The 13th Note’s gain. however, as Bobby launches a new residency with his quintet. featuring Chick Lyall on piano and Robert Henderson on trumpet. with swing drummer George McGowan (whose own Saturday afternoon big band gig has moved to The Alhambra) on drums. Bobby tells tts that the Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra, which he directs. will also start a fortnightly Sunday afternoon residency here on Sun 19. along the lines of the old Society of Musicians gig. Details will be carried in the Residencies section of these listings.
I Gave Swanson Band Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Drummer Dave Swanson leads a band which features former Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year winner Jo Fooks on saxophone.
I Fat Sam's Band Fat Sam's Down Town Diner, 56—58 Fountainbridge. 228 3111. 8pm. No cover charge for diners; phone for reservations. Accomplished swing and snappy jumpjive.
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I Fresth Squeezed The Venue, Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors 9pm; band on stage around midnight. £5. An offshoot of the Beat Dis Jazz Club. Freshly Squeezed are a six-piece outﬁt dispensing their own particular brand ofjazz-hip hop fusion. and feature a couple of DJs in addition to the band's instrumental line-up (saxophonist Martin Kershaw and bass player Tony Thomas will be playing on Blackanized‘s forthcoming debut album for Natural Response). They sold out their last gig in December. largely on word of mouth. Look out for promotional leaﬂets around town — they offer a discount on the door price.
I Picante Fat Sam’s Down Town Diner, 56—58 Fountainbridge. 228 3111. 7.30pm. No cover charge for diners; phone for reservations. Latin and mainstream jazz from drummer Ken Mathieson’s quintet. with Jimmy Woods on saxophone and Donald Corbett on trumpet.
I Savourna Stevenson Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. £5
(£3.50). Following the release of her new Titsitttla album from Eclectic Records at the beginning of the year. the harpist has formed a new trio with a couple of the musicians who featured on the recording — saxophonist and ﬂautist Steve Kettley and violinist Anna~Wendy Stevenson. and it is that band which will be heard on this occasion . Savourna is due to become a second-time mum around May. but has ambitious plans for later in the year. notably a new commission from the Borders Festival in October which will feature June Tabor and Danny Thompson. I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. Composer and jazz fan Bill Sweeney looks at the music of GM Evans and Friends'. Contact Bill Winter on 944 4402 for membership details.
I Trilok Gurtu Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £8.50. £7 (£4). Percussionist Trilok Gurtu earned a thoroughly deserved reputation as a member of Oregon (in which band he was able to do what many considered impossible. namely replace the late Collin Walcott) and the John McLaughlin Trio. but has chosen to concentrate on his own band in recent times. 1 was a little disappointed by their previous visit as a trio. when the music seemed a little over- reliant on inﬂuences like Joe Zawinul; conversely. I enjoyed the Zawinul-Gurtu duo at last year‘s Glasgow Jazz Festival. and it will be interesting to hear what direction the percussionist is now taking. and what difference the addition of guitarist Dave Gilmore (most familiar here as part of the New York M-Base scene) alongside Daniel Goyone on keyboards and Chris Minh Doky on bass will make. Guitar fans should also note that the concert will open with a solo set from David Torn, whose exploratory textures and effects have been heard with Jan Garbarek (of It's UK To Listen To The Grey Voice vintage) and Mick Kam. among others.
I Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra St Bridesdale Church. Kirkcaldy (adjacent to the Adam Smith Theatre). 7.30pm. £2. FYJO go from strength to strength. and this concert to mark the release of their latest CD. Dedication. will feature all three of their current big bands. Their full roster currently stands at 65. and director Richard Michael reports that the youngest of them. made up of twelve-year olds. is currently flushed with success after playing with Joe Temperley. FYJO have a second concert in Leven on Thurs 23.
I Danish Radio Big Band Strathclyde Suite. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Saxophonist Tony Coe and conductor Bob Brookmeyer are this year's very special guests on the DRBB tour. See preview.
I Trilok Gurtu Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 8pm. £7.50 (£4). See Fri 3.
I John Smith Trio Jazz Brunch. Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. l—4pm. No cover charge for diners. but phone for reservations (programme may be subject to change). Straight ahead jazz. I Strathclyde University Big Band Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). A tnix ofjazz standards and contemporary big band charts from the students. under their director, John Davies.