EDINBURGH JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL listings
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JAZZ FESTIVAL LISTINGS, MON 3 cont.
I Cotton Club Liquid Room. 4.30pm. £5. The first of the-aftemoon sessions features the Ladies ofJazz. with Fionna Duncan. Violet Leighton. Edith Budge. Alison Burns. Cathie Rae. Wendy Weatherby and the Penny Dainties.
I Cotton Club Liquid Room. 7.30pm. £10. Edinburgh-based band Freddie King And The ldiosyncracies open tonight's bill. followed by the energetic jump-jive style of Birmingham‘s I King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys.
I Saxbreak Spiegeltent. 8pm. £8. Saxbreak are a five-piece saxophone band making their Edinburgh debut. with support from the vocal trio The Penny
Dainties (see Fri 31 for additional events).
I Sydney Zenith New Orleans Jazz Band King James Thistle Hotel. Leith Street. 5560111. 8pm. Contact venue for ticket details.
I John Goldie Trio Tron Tavern. 8pm. £6.50 (£5). John Goldie is still most familiar in his high-profile role as rhythm guitarist with Martin Taylor‘s Spirit ()f Django. but he is a fine soloist iii his own right. as this trio's debut CD proved.
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1 I Carol Kidd Queen's Hall. 8.30pm.
1 £17.5().£14.£11.50.Thai‘s (‘arol Kidd.
I MBFL. no less. but I'm sure her elevated
i status won't alter the usual down to earth
I manner of Scotland's leading jazz singer. or her ability to deliver a lyric iii
1 convincing style as she takes on selections
from the so-called Great Atnerican
l Songbook. featuring the likes of (‘ole
5 Porter. Irving Berlin. and Johnny Mercer.
l I Fred Quimby Quartet Cafe (ii-ai't‘iii.
10pm. £6. Scotland‘s only seven-piece
quartet have their own quirky take on
jazz and funk. plus DJ Tiiikti spinning
I Late Night Jazz Club Caledonian
Hotel. 10.30pm. £7. Alex Shaw. with
special guests Saxbreak.
I Education Programme Spiegeltent.
l lam. £3. children free. Mose Scarlett leads an Introduction to Ragtime thtar workshop ( 1 lam—noon). followed by a Jam Session for young players ( 12.30—2piii. free admission). The afternoon session features a vocal workshop with Fionna Duncan (3—4.30pm).
I Cotton Club Liquid Room. 3pm. £5. This shotild be a highly entertaining (and good value) session. featuring guitarist Marty Grosz and elai-ineiisi Ken Peplowski (Rs—4min. followed bv clat‘inctist Kenny Davern and the Tom Finlay Trio 1-1. 15 5.15pm).
I Cotton Club Liqtnd Room, 7,30pin. £10. The Swedish Jazz Kings
(7.30 8.30pm; 9.50 10.50pm) come to the festival with an enviable reputation as leading esponents of early jazz and ragtime. while the Keith Nichols Cotton Club Orchestra 18.40 -‘).-10pni; ll»-niidnight) are accomplished practitioners in a broader range of styles. although they will have to do without the advertised Wally Fawkes. who has had to dropout of the festival.
I Mose Scarlett and King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys Spiegeltent. 8pm. £10. Contrasting double bill featuring Scarlett‘s blues and ragtime guitar alongside the jtiiiip-jive specialists (see Fri 31 for additional events).
I Sydney Zenith New Orleans Jazz Band Barnton Hotel. Qtieensferry Road. 33‘) 11-14. 8pm. Contact \enue for ticket details
I Garland Rebello Locke Project Tron Tavem. 8pm. £8.50 (£6.50). An intriguing combination to say the least. Saxophonist Tim Garland. pianist Jason Rebello (restored to action after a long sabbatical) and vibes maestro Joe Locke team tip in an exciting new project. which they are calling Sitinns/Mii‘lurnt's. I Carol Kidd Queen's Hall. 8.30pm. £17.50. £14. £1 1.5(). See Mon 3.
I Swirler Cafe Graffiti. 10pm. £6. lisploratory fusion outfit led by guitarist Kevin MacKenzie. plus DJ Andy B.
I Late Night Jazz Club Caledonian Hotel. 10.30pm. £7. Alex Shaw. with special guests Marty Grosz. and Ken l’cplowski.
I Education Programme Spiegeltent. 11am. £3. children free. A combined masterclass and performance with the Power Of Scotland Big Band
l 1 lam—noon). followed by the usual jam session for young players ( 12.30-2piii. admission free).
I Cotton Club Liquid Room. 3--5.15piii. £5. The Art of the Guitar with Howard Alden. Marty Grosz. John Goldie. Phil Adams and John Russell.
I From Gospel To Gershwin King‘s Theatre. 7.30pm. £16. £14. £12.50. £10. A new home for the festival's Gala Concert this year. btit a familiar format. The Dick Hyman Trio open proceedings in a bill which also features the Ethel Caffie-Austin Gospel Singers. a tribute to George Gershwin (see preview) from an International All-Stars line-up. and a Golden Jubilee performance from the Humphrey Lyttelton Band. as the trumpeter celebrates art astonishing 50 years as a band-leader. with a little help from two former mainstays of the band. Joe Teiiiperley and John Barnes (standing iii for Wally Fawkes).
I Cotton Club Lit tiid Room. 7.30pm. £10. The Keith Nic 015 Cotton Club Orchestra (8.40—9.40pm; 1 1—midnight) return to the Club. plus the Frank Brooker New Orleans Swingtet with special guest Fionna Duncan (7.30-8.30pm; ‘).50—10.50pm).
I Swedish Jazz Kings Spiegeltent. 8pm. £8. The Swedish outfit are regarded as leading lights in the early jazz. field. while the inimitable guitarist and raconteur Marty Grosz teams up with trumpeter Dave Strutt (see Fri 31 for additional events).
I Garland Rebello Locke Project Tron Tavern. 8pm. £8.50 (£6.50). See Tue 4. I Midnight Blue Latin Percussion Night Cafe Graffiti. 10pm. £6. A mix of infectious drtimiiiing. driving rhythms and fiery Latin horns is promised.
I Late Night Jazz Club Caledonian Hotel. 10.30pm. £7. Alex Shaw. with special guests Ken Peplowski and Stacey Kent.
I Power Of Scotland Big Band Spiegeltent. ll—Zam. A special one-off show featuring this big band.
; I Education Programme Spiegeltent.
11am. £3. children free. Today's Basics of Jan. Improvisation workshop led by Humphrey Lyttelton t l lam—noon) is likely to prove very popular. The Jam Session for young players ( 12.30~2pm. admisison free) is followed by a reprise of Paul Moore's novelty instruments workshop (34.30pm).
I Cotton Club Liquid Room. 3pm. £5. ()ne of the most attractive sessions of the festival. featuring baritone saxo hone giani Joe Temperley and the om Finlay Trio (3—4pm). and expatriate American singer Stacey Kent and the Brian Kellock Trio (4.15—5.15pm).
I Ethel Caffie-Austin Gospel Singers Greyfriars Kirk. 7.30pm. £12 (limited view £8). A change of scene for the Gospel Concert this year as well. which moves from the rather dour St Giles to the airier confines and cleaner acoustic of Greyfriars. where the vocal harmonies of this Virginia-based quartet should be heard to maximum advantage. The