Gigs are listed by date, then by cit . Performances Will be listed, provi ed that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Apex Jazz Band Pizza Iixpress. |5l Queen Street. 221 3333. Dining from 7.45pm. band from 9pm. £5. The bank holiday weekend at Piz/a lixpress opens with this popular Dixieland band from Northern Ireland. led by trtiiiipeter and singer George Chambers.
I Pio Pio Salsa Henry's Cellar Bar. S Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema ). 22l I2SS. llpm late. £4 (£3). It shotild be raising the roof time as percussionist Guy Nicholson leads a seven-piece salsa outfit stuffed with some of the best of locally -based jazz players. featuring Tom Mc.\'iven (the winner of last month‘s Scottish final of the Sun Alliance Connections Young .laz/ Musician of the Year) ath Colin Steele (trumpets). Brian Kellock (piano). Mario Caribe (bass). and John Rae (drums). with additional percussion from Chris Bi'annigan.
I The Wizards The Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 556 5204. llpm -3am. £5 (£4). This nine-piece jazz-funk outfit are currently building a strong following. and have recently recorded for the next Fast Coast Project album.
Isle of Bute
I Bute Jazz Various venues. Isle of Hate. The batik holiday brings round the well-established festival on Bute. Most of the music is in traditional. swing and mainstream styles. with guests such as Fats Waller specialist Tommy Burton. France‘s Les Haricots Rouges. Sweden‘s Second Line Jazzband. Holland's Hot Revival Stompers. Belfast's‘ Apex Jazz Band. jump-livers King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys. trombonist Roy Williams and saxophonist John Barnes. and a variety of Scottish-based outfits. Various Rover tickets and accoiiimodation offers are available: contact the festival office on ()l700 50455S for full details.
I Freddie King Quintet Pix/a I'.xpi'ess. l5l Queen Street. 22l 3333. Dining from 7.45pm. band from 9pm. £5. Singer Freddie King is JUIIICtI for this (ilasgow otitiiig by local trumpet star Robert l-Ienderson. with Paul Flush (piano). Mike Dunning (bass) and Tom Bancroft (drums).
I El Cometa Allstars The l,l/./.tlrtl Lounge. Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Church Basement. entrance via Iiast London Street. |0.30pm- 3am. £5 (£4). A scintillating musical and dancing experience is promised with the Allstars. an eleven-piece Latin jazz crossover outfit made tip of top Scottiin players from bands like Salsa Celtica. Iiast Coast Project. and Freshly Squeezed. but working a broad swathe of New York-inspired Latin tradition. from the 70s grooves of the Fania All- Stars through to the current Nu Yorica sound.
Isle of Bute I Bute Jazz Various venues. Isle of Bute. See Fri 2.
I 0.5. Murray Quartet Cottiei's Bar Restaurant. 93 Ilyndland Street. 357 5S25. 9.30pm. Free. The quarter’s jazz- funk-drum ‘n' bass Itl\l()ll is one of the most intriguing new sounds on the (ilasgow scene. Part of the bar gig season at Maylest. the music will commence after the theatre show is over next door.
I Kevin MacKenzie and Friends Bank Hotel. I South Bridge. 556 9043. 2.30 5.30pm. £l. (iuitarist Kevin MacKenzie leads the Sunday brunch trio. with Kenny Iillis (bass) and Iain Copeland (drums) as his regular helpers. and all manner of gtiests sitting-in.
I John Rae Trio Henry‘s Cellar Bar. S Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 22l I2SS. l()pm late. £2 (£l ). Drummer .lohn Rae leads the Sunday night residency. with Brian Kellock (piano) and Kenny Iillis (drums).
Isle of Bute I Bute Jazz \'ai‘ious venues. Isle of Btite. See Fri 2.
I Trevor Foster's Swingers Pizza Iixpress. l5l Queen Street. 22I 3333. Spin. £5. The holiday weekend programme finishes as it began. \v ith a leading Irish musician. Clai'iiietist Trevor Foster hooks tip with a locally - based trio of Stephen ('outts (giiitar). Ronnie Rae (bass) and .lim (‘aiiieron (drums) foi an evening devoted to the art of swing. The Monday night .slot will then revert to a free residence (see Residencies). in w Inch the former Dixieland club is replaced by a solo guitarist.
Edinburgh I The Monday Lizard Cafe Bar.
Trav erse 'l'heatre. l0 Cambridge Street.
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Edinburgh, Fri 16 May, Queen's Hall, 0131 667 7776
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Edinburgh, Fri 30 May, Queen’s Hall, 0131 667 7776 Glasgow, Sat 31 Feb, Mitchell Theatre
, 0141 287 5511
228 I404. S—It).30pin. Free. The lizard crawls on the first Monday of the month. The idea is to create an informal opportunity for jazz-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 drainaturg. Iilla Wildridge. on 228 3223'. otherwise. just go along and check out what is going on.
I Lindsay Cooper Free Underground Henry’s Cellar Bar. S Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 22l IZSS.
l0pm—Iate. £2 (£l ). Bass player Lindsay Cooper leads a regular free and experimental jazz session. Sit in. or just listen.
Isle of Bute I Bute Jazz Various venues. Isle of Bute. See Fri 2.
I Paul Harrison Trio Bank Hotel. I South Bridge. 556 9043. S~l Ipm. £ l. Kulu has withdrawn from Walkers. but is looking for another regular venue. as well as presenting jazz twice weekly here at The Bank. Pianist Paul Harrison continues with his trio. with Mario Caribe (bass) and Dave Hunter (drums).
I Late Call Henry's Cellar Bar. S Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 22l l2SS. ll.30pm-<late. £2.50 (£I.5()). The late callers are Tom Finlay (piano). Lindsay Cooper (bass) and Alister Morrow (drums).
I George Penman and His Jazzmen Merchants House. 7 West George Street. ()39 3l7(). l2.45pm. £3.50 (£3). Westbourne Music's well-established lunchtime recital series is usually devoted to classical music. btit they like to slip in the odd slice of traditional or mainstream jazz as well. Penman and his cohorts present their New Orleans Special. from the rags of Scott Joplin to the genius of I .ouis .»\rmstrong.
I Hung Drawn Saxophone Quartet Bourbon Street. IIJS (ieorge Street. 552 0l4 l. I l.30pm 3am (no admission after lam). £3. The HDQ parade their potent combination of sophisticated arrangements and imaginative soloing.
I Bobby Wishart Quintet Tron .lazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 I550. S.30pm. £4 (£3 ). The saxophonist brings his young band along the MS fora rare Iidinburgh
I Phil Bancroft Quartet Henry's Cellar Bar. S Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 22l l2SS. l0pm late. £3 (£2). The saxophone playing Bancroft twin leads his standards-orientated quartet. w ill) brother Toll) on drums. Brian Kellock (piano) and Kenny I-Tllis (bass).
I Tam White Bourbon Street. lllS (ieorge Street. 552 ()l-ll. S.30pii). £5; dinner package £|9.50. Scotland's leading blues singer features iii/z- inllected material from his .llti/i Running album.
I Pio Pio Salsa Henry's (‘ellai- Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 22l IZSS. llpm—late. £4 (£3). See Fri 2.
I Home Cooking The Bongo Club. )4 New Street. 556 5204. llpm 3am. £5 (£4). Kulti and DJ Paul Seiii present a clth night with a strong house accent. pltis live contributions from DIs and jazz musicians throughout the show.
I Peebles Jazz Festival Various venues. Peebles. A two-day festival of mainly traditional jazz. featuring the likes of George Penman. the Tees Valley Jazzinen. the West Jesmond Rhythm Kings and the Tweed Valley Jazz Band. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Booking Office at the Green Tree Hotel: single sessions are £4. and a Rover Ticket is £10.
I Tam White Bourbon Street. l08 George Street. 552 ()l4l. S.30pm. £5: dinner package £19.50. See Fri 9.
I Archie Blair Quintet Pizza Express. |5l Queen Street. 22I 3333. Dining from 7.45pm. band from 9pm. £5. Billed as an international gathering ofjazzers. this group is led by trombonist Archie Blair. a Scot who emigrated to Canada. and features pianist Wally Jederman from New York. Brazilian bass player Mario Caribe. and Scotland's Alan Cosker on drums. Bobby Wishart is a special guest. and will figure as arranger as well as playing his customary saxophones and Ilute.
I El Cometa Allstars The Lizzartl Lounge. Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Church Basement. entrance via Iiast London Street. l().30pm—3ain. £5 (£4). Last chance to catch I‘ll Cometa in their current run at this happening venue. See Sat 3.
I Peebles Jazz Festival Various venues. Peebles. See Fri 9.
I Craig McMurdo Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 2pm. Free. A sneak preview of the singer's new Mayfest show at the Old Fruitmarket (Thurs 22 Sat 24).
I 05. Murray Quartet Cottiers Bar Restaurant. 9.3 Ilyndland Street. 357 5S25. 9.30pm. Free. See Sun 4.
I Kevin MacKenzie and Friends Bank Ilotel. l South Bridge. 556 9043.
2.30 -5.30pm. £ 1. See Stir) 4.
I John Rae Trio Henry's Cellar Bar. S Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 22l I2SS. I0pm-—late. £2 (£l ). See Sun
I Lindsay Cooper Free Underground Henry's Cellar Bar. S Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 22l l2SS. |0pm--late. £2 (£l ). See Mon 5.
I Paul Harrison Trio Bank Hotel. 1 South Bridge. 556 9043. S ‘l Ipm. £l. See Tue 6.
I Hung Drawn Saxophone Quartet Bourbon Street. l0S George Street. 552 0l4 l. ll.30pm -3am (no admission after lam). £3. See Thurs S.
I John Burgess Quartet Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 I550. S.30pm. £4 (£3). This concert will see the launch of saxophonist John Burgess's new CI). recorded in the USA with some high- class company.
I Phil Bancroft Quartet Henry's Cellar Bar. S Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 22l l2SS. l0pm-late. £3 (£2). See Thurs t .