listings The dates listed below are for one- off or ticketed shows; see separate section for free residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provid- ed that details reach our offices at least ei ht days before publication. Jazz listings compiled by Abigail Bremner.



I Ryan Quigley Quartet Basement Jazz. Blackfriars l'ndct‘ground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5024. 0pm. £2. l'p-and- coming Scottish jazz star.


I Lorraine Desmarais Trio 'I‘ron Ceilidh Ilonse. Hunter Square. 554 45 I0.

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8.30pm. £7 (£5). Described as an 'active volcano' in her native Canada. this sensational pianist. renowned for her inventive improvisation. makes her Tron debut backed by Frederic Alarie (bass) and Camille Belisle (drums).

I Paul Towndrow Quintet Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22l l288. I0pm—3am (band on stage around midnight). £4. Fresh. young livesome playing jazz tunes from the likes of Miles Davis and ()rnette Coleman.


I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre. 72 Berkeley Street. 22l

3 I 54. 7.30pm. Jazz greats explored by Bill Martin. plus concerts vv ith Bill Colgan. Further details are available from Iirnie Speirs. I4 Glendee Road. Renfrew. I’A4 0.-\l). ()l4l 886 294‘).

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I Scottish National Jazz Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 8.30pm. The SNJQ present Skew/tar of Spain and Gershwin's Porgy & Bess in this tribute to the folk and classical tinged arrangements ofGiI Evans. Featuring Tommy Smith and talented young trumpeter Gerard Presencer.

I James Taylor Quartet Pottet'row Student Union. Bristo Square. Edinburgh. 650 264‘). These acid jazzters play at the opening night of Funk Train. a new club night at the improved and extended I’otterrovv.

I Midnight Blue Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield I’Iace Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. 9.30pm—2am. £6 (£5). Giving the general Midnight Blue proceedings a Latino feel tonight are special guests Ronnie Goodman (on percussion) and DJ Snr. Meloncoton from Glasgow's Bedsit club.

I Hub Central Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22] I288. l0pm—3am (band on stage around midnight). £4. Cool funk

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I Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen Rothes Hall. Rothes Square. 01592 6l 1 IOI. 7.30pm. £7—£9. The anniversary tour sees Kenny and his Jazzmen celebrating 40 successful years in the business.

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I James Taylor Quartet The Garage. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 Il20. 7pm. £9. See Fri 23.

I Scottish National Jazz Orchestra RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 8pm. See Fri 23.


I Scot Free Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.45pm. £8 (£3). Debut performance by this improvisational sextet. lead by trombonist John Kenny and saxophonist Etienne Rolin. The concert will also feature the ancient carnyx in what. we are assured. is the Celtic horn‘s first foray intojazz.

I Lizzard Lounge Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. IOpm-2am. £6 (£5). The Lizzard Lounge DJ team ofJoseph Malik. Unkle Fawaz and Eh? Wunl do their stuff.

I Fire Water Ensemble Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22I I288. lOpm-3am (band on stage around midnight). £5 (£4). A six-piece collective. combining samba sounds with amazing vocals support frotn DJ Zamba.



I David Sanchez Quintet Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. Glasgow. 287 551 l. 8pm. £I0 (£6). This Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist leads his band in a lively combination of Caribbean rhythms and improvised jazz.


I Chroma Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22! l288. lOpm—3am (band on stage around midnight). £4. Quartet offering a fresh. new take on drum 'n' bass. with vocals from Heather McLeod.



I Altered Beats - Phase One Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22l I288. l0pm—3am. £3. DJ Richie Rufftone is joined by various musicians and vocalists for an improvised exploration of the jazz/drum ‘n‘ bass cross-over.



I Carol Kidd & Bruce Mathiske City Halls. Candleriggs. 287 55I l. 7.30pm. £l4.50 (£l2.50). Vocalist Kidd isjoined by Australian guitarist Mathiske. whose dexterity is matched by a repertoire covering big band numbers. standards and a wealth of self-penned compositions.

I Torn BreI. 3‘) Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 8pm. Free. A new drum ‘n' bass project with a jazz element. featuring resident DJ Bandito. plus D.S. Murray ofthe D.S. Murray Quartet. who will be joined by various guests from the DJ and jazz fraternities.

I Tim Barella Big Band Fouquet‘s Bar. 7 Renfrech Street. 33‘) 7 l4l. 8.30pm. Free. Jazz band comprising former members of the now defunct BBC Radio ()rchestra.


I The Dynamic Duo Jazz Joint. s Morrison Street. 22l I288. I0pm—3ain. £3. The duo. who won this year's Northern Mixing Championships. are joined by rappers and musicians for old and nu skool hip hop vibes. with the accent on jazz.



I Cathie Rae’s Jazz Singers' Night Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22I I288. IOpm—3am. £3. Both established singers and newcomers drop in for this traditional jazz night with music frotn the Brian Kellock Trio DJ Kulu supports.

THURSDAY 29 Glasgow I Mike Travis's Uncharted Territory Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 8pm. £7.50 (£4). The man behind The Cauld Blast Orchestra and Clan Alba leads eight of Scotland’s finest musicians in his latest fusion project. I Russell Cowieson Quartet Basement Jazz. Blackfriars Underground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 0pm. £2. Brian KeIIock. Kenny Ellis anti John Rae join this tenor sax player.


I Bespoke Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 I288. IOpm—3am (band on stage around midnight). £4. Underground sounds as vocalist Tricia Titan fronts a six-piece band who blend beats and electronica with contemporary jazz.



I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre. 72 Berkeley Street. 22| 3l54. 7.30pm. With guest enthusiast Ken Gallacher. Further details are available froin Ernie Speirs. l4 (ilendee Road. Renfrew. PA4 0AD. 886 204‘).


I Mike Travis's Uncharted Territory Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 8.30pm. See Thu 2‘).

I Mldnight Blue Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. 9.30pm—2am. £6 (£5). It's a resident‘s night tonight. featuring two live perfomiances frotn The MB Players. with Subie Coleman on vocals. plus DJ 'I‘inku on the decks. with a selection of Atlantic. Staxx and Blue Note tunes.

I Hub Central Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22l I288. l0pm- 3am (band on stage around midnight). £4. See Fri 23.



I Alan Vache Partick Burgh Lesser Hall. Info: ()I41 632 79I 1. 8pm. £I0 (£8). This clarinettist (and younger brother to Warren) is accompanied by the Dave Milligan Trio in the first of three Jazz Co-op concerts.


I Ugly Groove Movement Jazz Joint. 8 Morn'son Street. 22l 1288. I()pm~-3am (band on stage around midnight). £5 (£4 ). This ten-piece band. packed full of the great and the good from local jazz circles. provide funky dancelIoor accompaniment.

I Lizzard Lounge Cafe (it’allllt. Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. I0pm~2anr £6 (£5 ). Tonight‘s music comes courtesy of the l.izzard Lounge All-Stars. a collective of musicians who return to the club after a successful residency during the festival.

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I Dave Brubeck Quartet Clyde Auditorium. Fitmieston Quay. 287 7777. 7.45pm. £l9.25—£2 I .25. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of his first ever British tour. Brubeck returns to Scotland for an evening of top quality jazz.


I Chroma Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22l I288. l0pm—-3am (band on stage around midnight). £4. See Sun 25. NB The details of Jazz. Joint's programme have still to be finalised. so check with the venue.