Gigs are listed by date, then by ci . Performances Will be listed, provi ed that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.



I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre. 72 Berkeley Street. 221 3154. Membership details from Ernie Speirs. l4 Glendee Road. Renfrew. PA4 0A1). 886 2949. 7.30pm. Ronnie Mackie on Billie Holiday.


I Vanessa Rubin Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 8.30pm. £9.50. £8 (£5). A Scottish debut for jazz. singer Vanessa Rubin. whose smooth. rich delivery is expected to make the kind of impact we have heard from the likes of Dee Dee Bridgewater or Carmen Lundy in recent times. She will be accompanied by her own New York-based band. with George Colligan (piano). Richie Goods (bass) and Neil Smith (drums). The singer is at the Music Hall. Aberdeen. on Sat 25; see Sun 26 for Glasgow date.



I Manu Dibango and the London Community Gospel Choir ()ld Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£6). An intriguing combination to launch an exciting double-bill ofjazz concerts within the Scotland-Africa weekend. The star. South African saxman Manu Dibango. leads his

jazz-sotil-funk ftision band. the l.CGC do

their soaring vocal stuff. and they all get together for a bit at the end.

I Gail Thompson’s Jazz Africa ()ld Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 10.30pm. £8 (£5.50). The second half of tonight's jazz double-header features Thompson's stellar crew. with the likes of Theo Travis and Chris Biscoe on saxes. Harry Beckett and Claude Deppa on trumpet. aitd pianist Mervyn Afrika. See preview.


I P05 Big Band Henry's Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. llpm—3am. band on stage 12.30am. £5 (£4). An ambitious l7-piece contemporary big band. plus 1)) and rappers.

I Lizzard Lounge Cafe Graffiti. liast London Street (Mansfield Church). Club starts 10.30pm. baiid on-stage midnight. All tickets on door. £5 (£4). Popular jazz- funk/Latin club night. featuring quality live bands. although tonight’s music may have more of a classic Blue Note feel from drummer Paddy Flaliei'ty's .lazz Syndicate.


I Vanessa Rubin Cottiei' Theatre. llyndland Street. 287 5511. 8pm. £8 (£4). See Fri 24.


I Midnight Blue Cafe Graffiti. liast London Street (Mansfield Cliurcli). l0.30pm--2aiii. £3 (£2 ). A live jazz club night to round otit the weekend at Graffiti. with batith and [Ms in action. I John Rae Trio Henry's Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. llpii) -late. £2 (£1). Brian Kellock (piano). Kenny lillis (drums) and John Rae (drums).



I Byron Wallen ()ld Fruitinarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 8pm. £8 (£5.50). The third and final jazz-based concert in the Scotland-Africa weekend

programme features trumpeter Byron Wallen. leading his own high-power band in a rare Scottish visit (although the trumpeter himself will be back in December in a stellar batid led by saxophonist lid Jones for the Jazz Touring Collective see Tue 28).


I T.I.A (Transient Ischaemic Attack) Kulu's Jazz Joint. The Honeycomb. 36—38A Blair Street. 226 2151. 10.30pm—3am. band on stage midnight. £3 (£2). Mellow jazz-funk dancefloor vibes from the Jabba crew.

I Lindsay Cooper Free Underground Henry's Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. 11piii«late. £2 (£1). Free and experimental jazz session. Sit in. orjust listen.

I 2/4 Blues Session Tron J azz. Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. Free. Players and listeners equally welcome.



I The Hot Club Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Excellent swing-based band modelled on

the famous Reinhardt-Grappelli Hot Club Quintet. but with a contemporary slant. featuring Alex Yellowless (violin). Sandy Wright (guitar). Nigel Clarke (guitar) and Roy Percy (bass).


I Magnum 4/4 The Honeycomb. 36--38A Blair Street. 226 2151. 10pm—3am. band

on-stage llptn. £4 (£3). Classic Blue

Note-style blowing on jazz and funk

grooves from a powerful sextet led by drummer Paddy Flaherty. featuring a spicy § combination of Glasgow's Toni McNiven . (trumpet) and Graeme Wilson (saxes) with

lidinburgh’s ace pianist. Brian Kellock.


I Gary Crosby's Nu Troop 'l‘olhotith

. Theatre. Broad Street. 01786473544.

T 8pm. £6 (£4). The new 1} cotistitued .la/z Touring Collective made an unofficial

debut in September with lain Ballamy's

ACMli. but following confirmation of a funding award from the SAC's Lottery Ftiiid. this tour marks their official launch. The aim is to fill a current gap by

bringing the best of the newer l.'K and

liuropean jazz outfits to Scotland. and

bassist Gary Crosby's Nu Troop fit that 1 bill. The band will play at the five

contributing venues this week. and we

\\ isli the Collective. co-ordiitated by the

' indefatigable ()lise Millet) and Caroline

Thompson. all the best in a very I worthwhile venture.


Glasgow I Gary Crosby's Nu Troop Tron 1 Theatre. Parnie Street. 552 4267. 8pm. £8 1 (cm. See Tue 28.

jazz MUSIC

Bassist Gary Crosby brings his Nu Troop to Scotland playing the Tolbooth Theatre. Stirling on Tue 28 Oct. the Tron Theatre

Glasgow on Wed 29 Oct. and tghe Tron Jazz Celler, Edinburgh on Thu 30 Oct


I Colin Steele's Groove Merchants Kulu's Jazz Joint. The Honeycomb. 36--38A Blair Street. 226 2151. 10pm--3am. baiid on stage 11.30pm. £4 (£3). The trumpeter fronts his jazz-funk outfit.

I Jazz Singers' Night Henry's Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. llpm—late. £3 (£2). Jazz vocal slot with Cathy Rae.



I George Masso and Spike Robinson Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 287 551 1. 8pm. £l0 (£8). TWO distinguished American stalwarts. saxophonist Spike Robinson and tt'oiiibonist Cieoi'ge Masso. link tip with the Tom Finlay Trio in the first of the

Jazz Co-op's new season of mainstream

iazz concerts.


I Gary Crosby's Nu Troop Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £8 (£6). See Tue 28. The band complete their tour at the Links Hotel. Montrose (Fri 31. ()1674 671000). atid The Lemon Tree. Aberdeen (Sun 2. 01224642230). I Surely Kulu's Jazz Joint. The Honeycomb. 36—38A Blair Street. 220 4381. 9pm—3am. band on stage midnight. £2. Live hip hop. stretching over into jazz. I Eddie Severn Quartet Henry's Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. llpm—late. £3 (£2). Trumpeter Eddie Severn leads his bop- rooted quartet.

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Saturday 13th / Monday 15th December - 8pm


Tickets £15/£13 (plus booking fee) from 0141 287 5511

Sunday 14th December - 8pm


Tickets from £12.50 front 0131 557 2590

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