I Hung Drawn Quartet Glasgow Airport. 5pm. Free. Never slow to grab a publicity opportunity. the festival have arranged ajazz taster to beguile visitors arriving at the airport.

I Wylle Prolect 69 Bar 91. 9.30pm. Free. Trumpeter Alan Wylie steps otit from the l).S. Murray Quartet witli his own band.

I Frank and Allan McChuill's. 9.30pm. Free. Sounds like a variety act. but these guys are actually ace 1w. DJs.

I Late Night Jazz C ub Marriott Hotel. 1 lpiii. Free. See Wed 1.

I Michael Brecker Quintet ()ld Fruitmarket. 7.30pm. £13 (£1 1). The saxophone giant‘s last visit to the festival was ill a memorable joint venture witli McCoy Tyner two years ago. bill he returns this time with his own top-notch quintet. as featured on the powerful Tim [flocks- Front I/lt’ Iii/ye (Impulse) album. with Joey Caldera/.zo (piano). James Genus (bass). Jeff Watts (drums) and Don Alias (percussion).

I BeSIto De Coco ()ld liruiiiiiarkei. llpin~—-late. £12. The festival's now mandatory Latin night features the excellent Salsa Celtica as support to the main band of the tiight. Bobby Carcasses Jazz—Cuba. The band's leader is a colourful singer. lltlgelliornist and conga player who has been described as ‘Cuba's

best kept secret'. although the word is now out on his exuberant take on Latin ja/ ..

' Riverboat Shuffle PS. Waverley. 7.30pm. £16. Music from Jeannie Maxwell aild The .la/zwegians. George ()gilvie's Dixielanders and Dave Wilson and the Uptown Shufllet's.

I Lois McLeod and Andy Mitchell Trio (ilasgow Airport. 5pm. Free. A vocal welcome for weary travellers.

I Hip Operation McChuill‘s. 9.30pm. Free. 'l'ronibonist l)ave Batchelor atid cronies.

I Late Night Jazz Club Marriott Hotel. 1 lpiii. Free. See Wed 1.


I Hitchhiker's Guide To Jazz ()ld Fruitniarket. 2pm. £5. children £1. The Strathclyde Youth .1 all. ()t'cliestra offer a beginner's guide to jail styles in the first half of this concert. aiid put the theory into practice on classic jazz. charts after the interval. with a little help from a very distinguished guest. saxophonist l.ee Kt)lilI/..

I Konitz, Bley, Haden ()ld l5ruillllllt'lts‘c‘l. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). Not to be missed. See preview.

I Ladysmith Black Mambazo ()ld Fruitmarket. 10.30pm. £16 (£14). A dash



of vibrant African colour from the superstars of South African music. See preview.

I Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes Bourbon Street. 9pm. £6 (£19.50 with dinner). Popular blues outfit.

I Haftor Medboe and Eddie Severn Glasgow Airport. 5pm. Free. Guitar and trumpet duo.

I Dissentango’d Bar ()1. 9.30pm. Free. Jazz funk.

I Fred Quimby McChuill‘s. 9.30pm. Free. Jazz funk.

I Lois McLeod and Andy Mitchell Trio Blackfriars. 10pm. Free. Vocal and bass- led trio.

I Late Night Jazz Club Marriott Hotel. llpiii. Free. See Wed 1.

I Chico Freeman ()ld Fruitmarket. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). Saxophonist Chico Freeman was heard recently in Scotland as part of the superb Roots Salutes The Sax concert in the Dundee Jazz. Festival. bill for this very welcome return trip. he leads his own top-drawer quartet. featuring a rare. opportunity to catch the excellent George Cables on piano, Santi Debriano's fine bass playing. and master drummer Victor l.ewis.

I Nils Petter Molvaer's Khmer ()ld Fruitmarket. 10.30pm. £12 (£10). Trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer is tiiost familiar to Scottish audiences for his

work with the excellent Masqualei'o. btit this project features hilii iii a rather

different context. Khmer combines his trenchant trumpet playing with techno beats. drum 'n' bass. jungle. and a weltei' ofethnic influences.

I Vocal Jazz Workshop Students Concert Ralnshorn Theatre. lngram Street. 552 3-189. 2pm. £5 (£3). on door only. Check otit the results of the hard work ptit iii by both Fionna Duncan. her fellow (trims and the students in this highly-regarded course. ()ne of the tutors. American singer Madeline Fastinan. gives a concert here after the festival (see Jazz. Listings. Mott 6).

I Craig McMurdo Princes Square. 8pm. £12. Singin‘ and swingin' iii the Square with Craig and That Swing Thang.

I Radiotones, Wolftrain, Little Wolves Bourbon Street. 9pm. £3. Another triple bill of Scottish bands to round off the blues programme.

I Haftor Medboe Fire Station. 1.30pm. Free. Guitarist.

I Picante Princes Square. 2pm. Free. Latin jazz.

I Final Night Party McChuills.

9.30 in. Free.

I lain Copeland Trio Blackfriars. 10pm. Free. Modern jazz.

I Late Night Jazz Club Marriott Hotel. 11pm. Free. See Wed 1.

MICHAEL BRECKER denies that he is the most influential tenor saxophonist around, preferring to reflect any such accolades onto the guys who influenced him, but it remains a fact nonetheless. He returns to the festival with his own top-drawer quintet this year, in what should be a major highlight. Old Fruitmarket, Fri 3 Jul.

jazz MUSIC

10.30pm. £5. Solid 60s soul-jazz grooves from singer Soubie Coleman and trumpeter Colin Steele. plus guests and DJs.

I Jabba Kulu's Jazz Joint. Henry‘s Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm. £3. Progressive approach to jazz- hip hop fusion.

I Salsa Celtica The Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 10pm. £6. The inulti-national. inulti-talented groovekeeping force touch down in Edinburgh before running off to play Glastonbury.

SATURDAY 27 Glasgow

I Jazz Festival See separate listings.


I Lizzard Lounge Cafe Grai'l'iti. liast London Street (Mansfield Church). 557 8003. ‘1 30pm. band oil-stage 11.30pm. £6 (£5). live action from the Casa Latina Allstarz.

I Jazz Syndicate Kulu‘s Jazz. Joint. Henry’s Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pin—3ain. £5 (£4). Contemporary jazz with roots in the classic 60s Blue Note sound from this high-quality sextet.



I Jazz Festival See separate listings.

I Jury’s Hotel Jazz Bus Jury's Glasgow Hotel. Great Westeni Road. 2—6pm. Free. An aftemoon of traditional jazz. and blues from the West F.nd Festival.


I Kayenta Kulu‘s Jazz. Joint. Henry‘s Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm. £3. Jazz-folk-rock fusion.



Dates listed below are for one-oft and ticketed shows: see separate section for free residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before ublication. Jazz listings compile by Kenny Mathieson.

THURSDAY 25 Glasgow

I Bacchus Jazz Bacchus. 89 Glassford Street. 5720080. 10.30pm. £3 (£2). Hi Heel Sneakers are tonight‘s featured band.


I El Cometa All-Stars Kulu’s Jan Joint. Henry’s Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm. £4. Latin-jazz. extravaganza frotn the Edinburgh-based All-Stars. plus guest soloists.

FRIDAY 26 Glasgow

I Jazz Festival See separate listings.


I Cleo Laine and John Dankworth Corn lixchange. Haddington. 01620 823738. 8pm. £8 (£6). The liiost famous husband and wife team in British jazz have proved a popular draw in the Lamp of 1 .othian concert series iii the past. Tickets can be booked through the Queen's Hall box office (0131 667 7776) as well as locally (they are likely to go fast). and they can also be heard at the Dundee Rep tomorrow (Sat 27. 8pm. £19.50. 01382 223530). although rather more expensively.

I Midnight Blue Cafe Graffiti. Flast London Street (Mansfield Church). 557 8003. 10pm. band on-stage around

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