MUSIC jazz




I An Evening Of Poetry And Jazz ENABLE Hall. Sandy Road. Renfrew. Advance tickets from Renfrew Library. The Renfrewshire-horn poet Douglas Dunn is generally held to he one of Britain's finest poets. and he isjoined in thisjoint presentation of music and poetry by the West End Jazz Quartet.


I Dave O’Higgins Quartet Tron .Iazz. Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 I550. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). See Tue 22.

I Colin Steele Quintet Plus Walkers. i2 Shandwick Place. 476 7013. l()pmA-Iam. £4 (£3). A classic. meaty hard hop sound is on the menu here from trumpeter Colin Steele and his hand. which will include a rhythm section of Dayid Milligan (piano). Brian ShieIs (bass). and John Rae (drums). with a more lIesthe approach to a front- Iine horn partner. The ()ther Scene (12.30—3am. £3 [£2l) features The Wizards. an eight-piece jazz-funk outfit.

I Mr McFalI's Chamber Henry's ('ellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 22I I288.

I I.30pm—Iate. £2.50 I .50), This seyeii- piece classical ensemhle. led by Rohert McPaIl of the Scottish Chamher ()rchestra. forsake the concert stage and collide headlong with jazz. rock and contemporary dance gromes in w hat is certainly the most tinsual cluh hand currently around the scene.



I Hung Drawn Saxophone Quartet Bourbon Street. I08 George Street. .552 ()I4 I. lI.30piii--3am (no admission alter lam). £3. The IID(‘) parade their potent comhination of sophisticated arrangements and powerful soloing in a new late-night slot at this venue.

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I Jazz and Blues Jam Session Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 I550. 9pm. Free. A one-off session. I Phil Bancroft Quartet Henry's Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 I288. l()pm—Iate. £3 (£2). The

saxophone-playiiig Bancroft twin leads his

quartet. with hrother Tom on drums. Brian Kelloek (piano) and Kenny Izllis (hass).


I Glasgow Jazz Record Club t,’niiarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.30pm. Contact Iirnie Spiers. I4 (ilendee Road. Renfrew (886 2949) for membership details. 7.30pm. ACiM.

I George Penman’s Vintage Quartet Black Bull Hotel. 2 The Square. Killearn. 01360 550 215. 9pm—Iatc. £3 (inc glass of wine). Glasgow's hest-known traditional

jazz otitfit yisit this recently refurbished

hotel in a slimmed down \ersion.

I Midnight Club Bourbon Street. I08 George Street. 552 ()IJI. I Ipm-3am (no admission after lam). £3. l.ate-night jazz. and blues cItih.


I Kevin MacKenzie's Swirler The Bongo Club. I4 New Street. .556 5204. I0.30pm--3am. £5 (£3). See I-‘ri I8.

I Makossa Henry's Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 221 I288. I Ipm-vlate. £4 (£3). A chance to catch a yihrant fusion of African music with soul. ftiiik. l.atin and

jazz. yihes from this eshtiherant outfit.

I Push Big Beat. I.a Belle Angele. Hastie's Close. (‘owgate 225 2774.

Ilpm ~3am. hand on stage at lam. £7 (£5). Big Beat's latest cluh night features Ptisli. a hand which launched hack in I087. htit are hest known as the rhythmic heart of Gatliaiio. Saxophonist .Iacko Peake and trumpeter Damon Brown (recently tip here with his own more straight-ahead Rhythmic Indicative) feature in the horn department of this acclaimed groove outfit.



I Tina May Quartet Pizza Ii\press. I5| Queen Street. 22I 3333. hand from 0pm. Hi) Tina May has developed into one of the finest and most authentic jazz singers around. hot this visit. she unveils a new trio. with the escelleiit Nikki IIes (piano). Mark Ilodgsoii (hass) and Steye Brow ii ((Ii'ums). I Midnight Club Bourhoii Street. I08 (ieorge Street. 552 ()I4 I. Ilpm 3am (no admission alter lam). £3. I.atc~night jazz and blues cItih.


I El Cometa Allstars 't'lie lizzartl lounge. (‘afe (irafliti. Mansfield (‘Iiurcli Basement. entrance \ (a Iiast I.oiidon Street. 10.30pm ~3am. £5 (£4 ). A scintillating musical and dancing experience is promised with the Allstars. an eleyen—piece l.atin jazz ci'ossm er outfit

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_ .llm l-lull duo Martin Taylor solo Edinburgh, Fri 16 May, Queen’s Hall, 0131 667 7776 g - Wis . . a; HUMI'IOI‘ + Euphoria Edinburgh, Fri 30 May, Queen’s Hall, 0131 667 7776 ' Glasw, Sat 31 Feb, Mitchell Theatre, 0141 287 55.11


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made tip of top Scottish players from hands like Salsa Celtica. East Coast Project. and Fresth Squeezed. htit working a broad swathe of New York- inspired l.atin tradition. from the 70s grooves of the Fania All-Stars through to the current Nu Yorica sound.


I NJI Ensemble Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 2pm. Free. A group of young jazz hopefuls from the National Jazz. Institute get a chance to strut their stuff in the shopping centre's resonant acoustic.


I Kevin MacKenzie and Friends Bank Hotel. I South Bridge. 556 9043. 2.30—5.30pm. £I. See Stiii 20.

I John Rae Trio Henry‘s (‘eIIar Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp A BC cinema). 22I

I288. I0 m—Iate. £2 (£l ). See Stiii 20. P



I Dixieland Swing Club Pizza tispress. I5I Queen Street. 221 3333. Dining from 8pm. tree to diners. See Mon 2 I.


I Power of Scotland Big Band Walker Bar and Nightcltih. I2 Shandwick Place. 476 70] 3. I0pmu I 2.30am. £4 (£3 ). See Mon 2 I.

I Lindsay Cooper Free Underground I'Ienry's (‘ellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 22I I288. l()piii -Iate. £2 (£l ). See Mon 2I.


I Paul Harrison Trio Bank Hotel. South

Bridge. 556 0043. 8 I Ipm. £ I. See Tue 22.

I John Coltrane Tribute Band Walkers. I2 Sliaiidwick Place. 476 7'0I 3. l()pm - lam. £4 (£3). See Tue 22.



I Colin Steele Quintet Plus Walkers. I2

Sliandwick Place. 476 70I 3. I0pni

lam. £4 (£3). See Wed 23.

I Mr McFaIl's Chamber lleiiry ‘s ('ellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 22I I288.

I 1.30pm -Iate. £2.50 ( £ I .50). See Wed 23.



I Hung Drawn Saxophone Quartet Botii‘hoi) Street. I08 (ieorge Street. 552 ()I4 I. I I.30piii aiillll (no admission after lam). £3. See Thurs 24.


I Condon Revisited Tron .Ia/z ('eIIai'. Tron Tayei'ii and ('eilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 I550. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). A trihute to the music of hard-line (‘Iiicago Disielander Iiddie (’oiidon. The guitarist lllth‘tl It) New York. and l‘t‘c‘alllt‘ Illt‘ lill'sl traditional jazz musician to hay e his name on his own cIuh. jtist as (lie trad \s hop wars hroke out in the mid-40s (the hard- drinkmg. tough-talking (‘ondon was one of the leading anti-hop spokesmen). The hand paying trihtite here includes sa\men .Iimmy Shortreed and .Iack Duff.

I Phil Bancroft Quartet llenry ‘s t‘ellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 22I I288.

I0pm Iate. £3 (£2). See Thurs 24.

Isle of Bute

I Bute Jazz Various \ciiucs. Isle of little. The \Vell-Csltll‘llsllc‘tl It‘slihtl ()ll Btitc. which gets off to a modest start

w ith 'welconie' sessions tonight. as a taster for the action over the weekend. Most of the music is in traditional. .sw mg and mainstream styles. with guests ranging from I’ats Waller specialist Tommy Burton and Belfast's Apes .lazz Band to King Pleasure and The Biscuit

Boys' swing and jtiiiip jixe. Roy er tickets

and accommodation offers are a\ ailahle; contact the festl\aI office (it) III-.700 504.558 fol" full details.


I residencies

g The following details are for regular free weekl ates: see main listings I for one-o or ticketed shows. Gigs

are listed by city, then by day.

I Residencies will be listed, provided

that up-to-date details are supplied 3 to us. Jazz Residencies listings are

compiled by Kenny Mathieson.

Fridays I Jazz Piano Bahy (iirand. 3/7 Iilmhank ' Gardens. 248 4042. l()piii. Lounge pianist.


I Bill Fanning Orchestra Bourbon Street. l()h’ George Street. 552 Ul~l l. 2—5pm. Big hand.

I George Penman’s Jazzmen The lemon Tree. I42 St Vincent Street. 226 3833. 2.30 5.30pm. It’lltlllltilléll.

I Lauder's Big Band l.auder‘s. Satichieliall Street. 2~5pm. Informal hig hand.

I Harry Margolis Big Band II Attache. 27 Waterloo Street. 22I 32 IO. 2~5pm. Big hand.

I Dissen Tango'd Brewery Tap. l055 Sauchieliall Street. 33‘) 8866. 9pm. Jazz. funk.

I Jazz Piano Bahy Grand (see I‘ri). lounge pianist.


I George McGowan Big Band The Parade. Meadowpark Street. 2.30—4pm. Big hand jazz. I Live Music Brel. 3‘) Ashton Lane. 342 4066. 31m. Artists yai‘y. not alwaysjazz. I Blac riars Collective Blackfriai's. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. Modern jazz. I Hermitage Bonrhoii Street (see Sat). 8.30pm. l'llSltill.

; Mondays

g I Fionna Duncan and Friends

: .\lc('htiill's. 40 High Street. 552 2I35. 8pm. Traditional and mainstream singer.

, I Jazz Piano Bahy (iraiid (see I‘ri). 0.30pm. I ounge pianist.


I Alan McPike and Pat Keating Alpen lodge. 25a Ilope street. 22) 4648. spin.

Ilaiiimoiitl organ and yocals.

I Jazz Piano Bahy (irand (see Hi I.

‘in1). lounge pianist.

Wednesdays I Smith and Blackwood Bar Miro. 36 Is'elyingroye Street. 353 0475. 9pm. Songs ofqtiality and distinction.

I Jazz Piano Bahy (iraiid (see liri ).

0pm. lounge pianist.


I George Penman All-Stars Botirhon Street (see Sat ). 8.30pm. 'I‘i'aditional.

I Tap Quartet Brewery Tap (see Sat). Modern jazz. tJpn).

I Chong BIackfriai's (.see Sun). 9.3“l‘tii. .Iazz-funk.

I Jazz Piano Bahy (irand (see Pri ). ‘me. lounge pianist.