] AZZ MUSIC
I Chris Barber’s Jan And Blues Band with Aciter Dilk Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 Il55. 8pm. £l5-£l7. A stellar gathering of British jazz worthies brings together trombonist Chris Barber's long- running Jazz and Blues Band. with a special guest in Acker Bilk. who is beginning to show the strain a little over the long haul these days. but can still produce some lovely. liquid clarinet playing.
I Claire Martin And Her Trio Bourbon Street. l()8 George Street. 552 ON l. 8.30pm. £5. See Sun i5.
I Christmas And All That Jazz Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 55] 1. 7.30pm. £o-£l() (£5-£8.5()). Zero marks for the hackneyed choice of title. but when it came to including a taste ofjazz alongside the more traditional music and readings in their festive programme. the Glasgow Phoenix Choir could hardly have selected a better representative than guitarist Martin Taylor.
I Violet leighton Quintet Bourbon Street. l08 George Street. 552 OH 1. 8.30pm. Free. Classy jazz singer leads her own band. featuring more excellent guitar work from Nigel Clark.
I Christmas And All That Jazz Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 551 l. 7.30pm. £6—£ i() (£5—£8.5()). See Wed 18.
I Fat Sam’s Band Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 OH 1. 8.30pm. £5. Edinburgh‘s popular swing and jump-jive big band make the trip to Glasgow to dispense some pre-festive good vibes.
I Glasgow Jazz Becord Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.30pm. Contact Ernie Spiers. l4 Glendee Road. Renfrew (886 2949) for membership details. 7.30pm. The last meeting of the year is a tribute to the music of Gerry Mulligan.
I Fionna Duncan with the Bonnie ilae Trio Bourbon Street. l08 George Street. 552 014i. 8.30pm. Free. Singer Fionna Duncan is at the top of her powers these days. and always receives exemplary backing from this trio. An excellent warm-up for her New Year concerts with Carol Kidd and Suzanne Bonnar.
I Graig McMurdo Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 l()l(). 8pm. £7 (£5). lts Cool Yule time again as Craig takes the stage with That Swing Thang and The Swingettes to celebrate Christmas in typically swinging style. With King Pleasure in town as well. all you jump- jiving hep cats just won‘t know which way to leap tonight.
I King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys
Suzanne Bonnar shares a stage with Fionna
Duncan and Carol Kidd, Glasgow, Mon 30
and at Edinburgh’s iiogmanay
Bourbon Street. l08 George Street. 552 ON l. 8.30pm. £9.50. £29.50 with dinner. KP and the Boys’ exhuberant combination of R & B. swing andjump- jive is guaranteed to keep the energy levels high.
I King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys Bourbon Street. l08 George Street. 552 Oi4I. 8.30pm. See Sun 22.
I George Penman‘s Jamnen Bourbon Street. l08 George Street. 552 Ol4l. 8.30pm. Free. Glasgow's favourite Dixielanders.
I Jeannie Maxwell And The Jazzwegians Bourbon Street. l08 George Street. 552 014 l. 8.30pm. Free. Boistrous traditional jazz.
I Carol Kidd with Suzanne Bonnar and Fionna Duncan Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 8pm. £ l0—£l5. Carol Kidd welcomes two special guests in a concert which brings together Scotland‘s top jazz singers.
I Shelagh Buchanan Duintet Bourbon Street. l()8 George Street. 552 OH I. 8.30pm. Free. Jazz standards. although the singer finds herself tip against stern opposition along the road.
I Jazz United Pizza Express. l5] Queen Street. 22l 3333. 9pm. £5. A stellar get- together to see out the old year and welcome in the new with some fine traditional jazz. The ‘band of leaders‘ features George Penman (bass). George Ogilvie (trumpet. vocals). Mike Hart (banjo). Dave Batcheior (trombone. vocals). Violet Milne (keyboards). and Ken Milne (drums). plus a couple of special guests.
I Tarn White’s iiogtnanay Bash Bourbon Street. l08 George Street. 552 OH 1. 8.30pm. £|0. £34.95 with dinner. Scotland’s top bluesman helps bring in the New Year. and if his toast will be non- alcoholic. the music will be potent enough.
I Garoi Kidd with Suzanne Bonnar and Fionna Duncan Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9. 7.30pm. £l()—£l7.50. See Mon 30.
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