Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. Jan listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.



I Glasgow Jazz llecord Glub Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.30pm. Contact Ernie Spiers. 14 Glendee Road. Renfrew (886 2949) for membership details. A double bill. with Ian Taylor looking at ‘Blue Note'. and Bobby Bell investigating ‘Tenor Sax‘ (fond of open- ended subjects. these guys).

I Soul Night With Mafia Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 8.30pm. £4. Classic soul.

I Alan Brown Guartet Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 9pm. £4. including aperitif. call for reservations. This young saxophonist from Elgin has been studying iti New York with the great hard bop tenor man George Coleman. so look out for some muscular blowing.

I Tim Garland Duartet Basement Jazz. The Ratushorn Theatre. Ingram Street. info on 887 4733. 10pm—lam. £5 (£3.50). Basement Jazz gets back in action with a visit from saxophonist Garland. :1 regular member of the Nigel Clark Quintet. as well as co-leading Lammas. This gig he sets the Scottish connection aside when he leads his new quartet. featuring Phil Robson (guitar). either Laurence Cottle or Alec Dankworth (bass). and Winston Clifford (drums). There will be no gig next week. so as not to conflict with the Dunoon Jazz Festival (see Fri 11).


I Mainstream to Jungle Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. 9.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). A new concept for the Friday night slot in ()ctober. aimed at bringing together the jazz and jungle cultures under a single roof. Singer Fionna Duncan and Her Trio will open proceedings (9.30pm—midnight. £4 (£31). followed by Bad X Sample (12.30—3am). a new jazz-meets-jungle outfit co-led by keyboard player Paul Harrison and DJ Eh?Wun! of Freshly Squeezed. Jazz soloists will be invited to lay their thoughts over the breakbeats.



I Ewan Vernal Trio Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 2.30pm. Free. The afternoon session features modern jazz from the ex Deacon Blue bassman. I Fionna Duncan and The Bonnie iiae

. Trio Bourbon Street (see above). 8.30pm.

Free. Leading Scottish jazz singer with her regular collaborators.

I Jack Duff and Friends Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 9pm. £5. including aperitif. Saxophonist Jack Duff brings his Edinburgh-based outfit west for the night. with Wendy Weatherby on vocals.


I East Coast Project Henry’s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). A fusion of soul and jazz from this Edinburgh-based outfit. featuring a core band of Steve Christie (keyboards). Nicola King. Roseanne Erskine and Joseph Malik (voices). Kevin MacKenzie (guitar). David Donnelly (bass guitar). John Rae

' (drums). and DJs Eh?Wun! and Uncle Fawaz. A jazz jam session begins around 2am.



I Edinburgh University Jazz orchestra Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 2.30pm. Free. Trumpeter Eddie Severn leads this fine student outfit.

I George Ogilvie Dixieland Band Bourbon Street (see above). 8.30pm. Free. Well-established local Dixielanders.


I John llae’s Jam Session Henry‘s Cellar Bar, Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. 9.30pm. £3 (£2). Drummer John Rae leads a rhythm section, generally featuring either Bn'an Kellock (piano) or Kevin MacKenzie (guitar). and Kenny Ellis (bass). After that. it’s anybody's guess who might turn up to blow.



I Club llavana live Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 7.30pm. £3. Bourbon Street slips into a Cuban groove for the night. with DJ Jazz and live music.


I The Monday lizard Cafe Bar. Traverse Theatre. 10 Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 8—10.30pm. Free. The lizard has crawled back to the first rather than second Monday of the month. The idea is to create an informal opportunity forjazz- theatre performance. in which both playwrights and musicians can try out new or experimental work. If you are interested in taking part. contact the Traverse‘s dratnaturg. Ella Wildridge. on 228 3223; otherwise. just go along and check out what is going on.

I lindsay Gooper’s Free Underground Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. 9.30pm. £2. Bass and tuba player Lindsay Cooper leads a session devoted to free jazz. improvisation and progressive musicial experimentals of all kinds. Bring your instrument. orjust enjoy the unexpected.



I Drink or Dinner with George Melly Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 8.30pm. £14.50 (drink) or £29.50 (dinner). Wit. raconteur. cultural polymath and alleged jazz singer George Melly struts his stuff for three nights at close range in Bourbon Street’s intimate setting. Unlike the earlier experiment with Carol Kidd. Melly will play one show per night rather than two. and there is a cheaper non-dining option available (the ‘drink’ ticket quoted above). Hearing Carol in this setting was a memorable experience. and if the singing definitely won‘t be as good here. it should all be great fun for his many fans. You may need sun glasses to cope with his suit at this range. though. I Bruce Mathislte Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. £6. A solo concert from this fine Australian guitarist.


I The Dreamliners Fat Sam’s Down Town Diner. 56-58 Fountainbridge. 228 3111. 7.30—10.30pm. No cover charge. Swing. jump-jive and early rock ’n‘ roll.



I Drink or Dinner with George Melly Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 8.30pm. £14.50 (drink) or £29.50

(dinner). See Tue 8.

Guy Barker Sextet

Sensational trumpeter brin s the jazz tradition up to date. Check out his new album - imeswing Glasgow. Mitchell Theatre, Wed 16 Oct. 0141 227 5511

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Arturo Sandoval

Cuban trumpeter‘s 6-piece Iatin jazz band play some of the hottest music to be heard this side of Havana. dinburgh Queen's Hall. Fri 18 Oct. 0131 667 7776

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'Ahmad Jamal

One of the giants of jazz piano is joined by Manolo Badrena. Yoron Israel and Jamil Nasser Edinburgh Queen's Hall, Fri 25 Oct. 0131 667 7776

A jazz legend. Former Basie and Ellington trumpeter tours with his own

band. Great swungin jazz. Glasgow Mitchell Theatre. Th 31 Oct. 0141 22 5511 Edinburgh Queen‘s Hall Fri 1 Nov. 0131 667 7776

Fusing South African rhythms with jazz. the pianist and his trio create joyous and magical music. Glasgow Mitchell Theatre T 12 Nov 0141 227 5511


Carmen Ln

One of the great jazz singers of today makes her Scottish debut. 1;; Edinburgh Queen’s Hal

“d + the Big Blues Band

Californian blues maestro fronts hot band Edinburgh Queen's Hall. Fri 29 Nov. 0131 667 7 _ :l I 3§\\\\ A}!


Tommy Smith Sextet

Catchy tunes. beautiful ensemble playing, great soloing from star saxophonist. Edinburgh Queen's Hall. Fri 6 Dec, 0131 667 7776

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“‘ Jazz Not Jazz -' Hue and Cry celebrate the release of their new .album Jazz Not Jazz 31 Glasgow City Hall. Thurs 12 Dec. 0141 227 5511 ' Edinbur h Queen‘s Hall, Fri 13 Dec,

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