EDINBURGH JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVALS LISTINGS
l CLAIRE MARTIN created quite a stir when she first began to make waves on the UK jazz scene, and that early promise is now being fulfilled in her increasingly polished singing and confident stage presence. She does not have an extensive vocal range, but she knows exactly how to utilise her rich, honeyed expressive qualities and lovely, emotive phrasing, and selects her imaginative material accordingly, mixing jazz standards with contemporary tunes. She is also adept at a more pop-orientated style, but it is a highly sophisticated one, and always runs hand-in-hand with jazz. Queen’s Hall, Thurs Reinhardt-inspired acoustic quartet —-
10. featuring l)ave ()‘Higgins on sax. John
I I (ioldic on rhvthm guitar. and Alec l I Blues Festival The Cotton Club. The '
I)anl\‘\vorlli on acoustic bass guitar. with Cavendish. West Tollcross. accordionist .Iack limblow as special guest : I I.3()pm-(ipm. £5; 7.30—1 lptn. LIO. through their paces. supported by the Weekend ticket (all events) £20. A new
fast-maturing singer Claire Martin. who home for the Blues Festival this year. sounds more assured with every visit to which gets underway with a Blues Scotland. Harmonica Workshop at 1 1.30pm. The
I The Festival Ball The (‘otton Club. The Cavendish. West 'I‘ollcross. Spin—2am.
L l(). A linal chance to catch both John Pizzarelli (Spin) and The Dirty Dozen (10.30an as the Festival takes its slightly premature final bow.
l McEwan’s Pub Trail See Mon 7.
l Nigel Clark and Dominic Ashworth Jazz at the Tron. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh llottsc. Hunter Square. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). This line guitar duo offer a sophisticated blend ol‘ja/z and Latin inﬂuences.
I The Five Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Clarence Fountain St Giles Cathedral. High Street. 8pm. £l(). Gospel greats in action. See preview.
I McEwan’s Pub Trail See Mon 7.
I Neils Ryde’s EMISSION Ian. at the Tron. Iron Tavern and (.‘cilidh House. Hunter Square. S..‘~()pm. £5 US). The already strong Danish representation at the I‘estival is boosted even further by this contemporary electric jazz trio. featuring Thor .‘vladscn tguitar). Niels Rydc (bass)
afternoon‘s concert action includes slide
‘ guitar wiz Dick Wardell (2pm). the Jon Cleary Trio (4pm). and harmonica man Johnny Mars and the Jim Condie Band (5pm). The evening session (you‘ll need a separate ticket. or a good value weekend pass) features Big Joe Louis (7.30pm) and E American visitors the Jimmy Rogers
Blues Band (9pm). led by a guitarist and singer who was in at the start of the Chicago urban blues movement alongside Muddy Waters and Little Walter.
I Blues Festival The Cotton Club. The Cavendile West Tollcross. I—6pm. £5; 7.30pm-lam. £10. Glasgow band Rev Doe and the Congregation (2pm) and Ireland’s The Blues Experience (4.30pm) are
among those featured in the afternoon
session on the main stage. with a
; simultaneous series of performances in
, the Acoustic Room. culminating with
Catfish Keith (5pm. see preview).
Headliners in the evening session are singer Angela Brown (9.45pm) and the
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Otis Grand Blues Band ( 1 1.15pm).
and Martin .-\ndersen (drums).
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An Evening With
International Jazz Festival
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51h - 13th
8' August ‘95
Van Morrison o The BBC Big Band - The Dirty Dozen . The Original SOprano Summit 0 Dick Hyman - Topsy Chapman - Martin Taylor - Claire Martin o Big Al Carson - Marty Groszo The John Pizzarelli Trio ~ Bruce Mathiske - Bob Barnard - The Great British Jazz Band o Fondy Riverside Bullet Band - The Hot Antic Jazz Band o The Swedish Jazz Kings - The Gabadella Jazz Band The New Jungle Orchestra - George Melly Jimmy Rogers - Otis Grand o Angela Brown - Johnny Mars Big Joe Louis ~ Bruce Adams - Alan Barnes . Maxine Daniels Barbara Jay - Rosemary Squires o The Tommy Whittle Quartet o John Chllton’s Footwarmers o Roy Williams - Pete Strange . Dave Shepherd - John Barnes - Digby Fairweather Mike Cotton o Brian Lemon - Len Skeet - Bobby Worth - Jim Douglas o Pam and Lew Hird - The Sydney Zenith Jazz Band Brass Reality Crazy Rhythm o The Rio Trlo o The Brasshoppers The Tim Barella Big Band and many more.
FESTIVAL THEATRE CONCERTS - ST. GILES’ CATHEDRAL GOSPEL CONCERTS 0 QUEENS HALL CONCERTS - JAZZ FESTIVAL MARDI GRAS - JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY - THE
COTTON CLUB - THE MCEWAN’S PUB TRAIL - MODERN JAZZ AT THE TRON - THE BLUES FESTIVAL
Featuring BERNIE WIIIIIIEll
EDINBURGH QUEEN’S HAll Saturday 2nd September om see 2019
Jack will present material from his forthcoming album,‘MoNllJlll:l(’
llut on 6MP RECORDS, 4th September 1995 - 0MP on into
Accompanied solely by his own inimitable piano playing and Bernie Worrell on llammond organ,
Jack’s distinctive and colourful voice is heard on ‘Monkjaclt' in all it’s glory. Available from all good record shops. Distributed by Vital
For further information write to cm Records ltd, 24 llart Street, llenley-on -Thames, llxon, lies leu
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