Light Music is listed by date, then by
offices at least one week before publication. Light Music listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd
and Jonathan Trew.
I Dominic Kirwan Glasgow Royal
551 l. The than with those smiling Irish eyes and array ofcomfortable sweaters.
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FRIDAY 20 '
Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £12. £1 l. £10. Tickets from the box ofﬁce and the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227
A major jazz star in the making.
I Howard Keel Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £14.50. £12.50. £10.50. Tickets from the box ofﬁce and the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 551 l. The erstwhile champ of the musicals bestows his lung power on Glasgow.
I The Magic DI Jolson Pavilion. Renﬁeld Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£6). £5.50. Featuring Clive Baldwin who. you may be interested to know. is ofﬁcially recognised by the Al Jolson Society as the ‘living voice of AI Jolson'.
I Massed Bands Concert Tour Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £13. £1 1. £9. £7. Tickets from the box ofﬁce and the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 551 l.
I Max Bygraves Pavilion. Renﬁeld Street. 332 1846. 2pm/7.30pm. £6.50. £8.50 (£7.50) and £6.50 (£5.50). Max does his Singalongawaryears show.
I Can’t Stop Dancing Pavilion. Renﬁeld Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £9.25 (£8.25). Featuring Christian.
Whether it ’5 swing, bop or contemporary approaches, Mil/igan has great technique, originality and sensitivity. His Quartet features Phil and Tom Bancroftand Brian Shiels.
For details on Dave Milligan Qt concerts in Aberdeen, Calashiels, Montrose, St. Andrews, Stirling please (all 0! 31 553 4000
Assembly Direct (01 31 553 4000) presents
lonight we hear:
0 the Django inspired Swan; ’95;
Portraits in Scottish jazz:
A mercurial musician whose capabilities span [azz, rock, folk and classical music.
0 a short sample of h-s extraordinary solo playing; 0 contemporary music for electronics and flute;
0 and the debut of his new melodic, electric Qunntet featuring trombonist Rick Taylor and pianist Paul Flush.
Edinburgh, Queen's Hall, Fri 27 Oct, 0131 668 2019 ’3
Dates listed below are for one-off shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
FRIDAY 20 1 Glasgow
I George Masso and Harry Allen Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. 227 5511. 8pm.£8 (£6). The Jazz Co-op. the new organisation launched earlier this year to provide mainstream jazz concerts in the city following the detnise of the Society of Musicians. presents this American duo of trombonist George Masso and young tenor saxman Harry Allen. with the Ronnie Rae Trio.
I Brian Shiels Quartet Basement Jazz. The Ramshorn Theatre. Ingram Street. info on 887 4733. 10pm—1am. £4 (£3). The bass player leads a strong-looking contemporary bop band. with Martin Kershaw on saxes. John Goldie on guitar. pianist Dave Milligan. and Stu Ritchie on drutns.
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.30pm. Contact Ernie Spiers. 14 Glendee Road. Renfrew (886 2949) for membership details. Trombonist Bob Ntnnmie is a guest recitalist tonight.
I The Jazz Crusaders Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £9.50. £8 (£5 on door. subject to availability). Trombonist Wayne Henderson and saxman Wilton Felder are the only survivors from the original line-up of this band. but their populist version ofjazz- funk remains in the classic Crusaders groove. Support comes from guitarist Kevin MacKenzie's Coolgroove. a more contemporary take on the genre.
I George Ogilvie Dixieland Band Victoria Park Hotel. 221 Ferry Road. Info and tickets from 551 1237. 7.30—l 1.30pm. £6.50. This well-established Dixieland outﬁt from Glasgow take a rare Edinburgh trip to launch the latest round of Capital Jazz gigs at a new venue.
~ SATURDAY 21
I Jazz After Dark Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 10pm. £3. Sparkling mainstream piano from one of the doyens of the Glasgow jazz scene. Sandy Taylor. and his trio.
I The Last Word Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 1pm. Free. Quartet playing largely self-composed material.
I Sophie Bancroft and Gina Rae Tron
I, ! Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh
i House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). See preview. Following this
I Edinburgh Jazz Project gig. Sophie and
Gina's new band starts a Jazz Club tour
I for Assembly Direct (0131 553 4000).
which takes them to Aberdeen (Mon 23).
* v St Andrews (Tues 24). Galashiels (Wed
25) and Stirling (see Fri 27).
I Reekie City Blues Fat Sam‘s Down Town Diner. 56—58 Fountainbridge. 228 31 1 1. 8pm. No cover charge for diners; phone for reservations. Blues band.
I Edith Budge and Friends Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56—58 Fountainbridge. 228 31 l 1. 7.30pm. No cover charge for diners; phone for reservations. Jazz and blues singer.
I Jim Baillie nuartet Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 22l 3333. Dining from 8pm; performance 9—1 1.30pm. No music charge unless otherwise stated. Mainstream jazz from this popular local outfit.
I Russell Cowicson nuintet ’I‘t-nn Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Saxophonist Russell Cowicson is one of the best of the current crop of Scottish jazzmen. and possesses both a big. fat tenor sound and a highly inventive harmonic imagination. His front-line partnership with trumpeter Colin Steele grows more impressive with every hearing. and a powerful band is completed by pianist Dave Milligan. Gary Fimister on bass. and drummer Paddy Flaherty.
I Fat Sam’s Band Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56—58 Eountainbridge. 228 3111. 8pm. No cover charge for diners; phone for reservations. Swing and jump-jive charts.
THURSDAY 26 Edinburgh
I Baby Isaac Fat Sam‘s Down Town Diner. 56—58 Fountainbridge. 228 31 1 1. 7.30pm. No cover charge for diners;
i phone for reservations. Blues band.
I Kevin MacKenzie Trio Basement Jazz. The Ramshorn Theatre. Ingram Street. info on 887 4733. 10pm—1am. £4 (£3). A high quality contemporary jazz trio. with bass player Steve Watts coming up from London tojoin the guitarist and drummer Tom Bancroft.
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.30pm. Contact Ernie Spiers. l4 Glendee Road. Renfrew (886 2949) for membership details. Ronnie Mackie on that classic jazz combination. ‘Trios'.
I Portraits in Scottish Jazz: Dick Lee Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £7.50. £6 (£3 on door. subject to availability). The ﬁrst in an occasional series of showcase concerts. See preview.
I Sophie Bancroft and Gina Rae The Jazz Club. MacRobert Centre Foyer. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 10.30pm. £5 (£2). See Sun 22.
I Jazz After Dark Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 10pm. £2. Celia Nichols sings songs from the great stage musicals. abetted by some guest musicians.
48 The List 20 ()ct-2 Nov 1995