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 isted, provrded that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Jazz listings compiled by Abigail Bremner.



I The Morph Quartet Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. £2. This outfit are fronted by a Cardiff guitarist who has become somewhat of a stalwart on the jazz scene over the years.


I Stekpanna Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 226 0931. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). This popular guitar-led trio play original songs as well as some innovative interpretations of old classics.

I Bespoke Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 l288. lOpm—3arn (band on-stage around midnight). £4 (£3). Soulful singer Tricia Than heads up this six—piece band. who mix electronica with contemporary jazz and breakbeats to create a very underground sound. With DJ Eh? Wun!



I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre. 72 Berkeley Street. 221 3154. 7.30pm. Glasgow University’s music professor presents his personal selection. Further details are available from Ernie Speirs. l4 Glendee Road. Renfrew. PA4 OAD. 014i 886 2949.

Edinburgh I Salsa Celtica Big Band Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 8.30pm.

£5—£8.50. Latin grooves from this ever- expanding band. currently standing at eighteen members. They are joined for this tour by a Venezuelan guest vocalist. Carlos Pena and trumpeter Claude Deppa. I Hub Central Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22l l288. lOpm—3am (band on- stage around midnight). £4. Cool funk meets breakbeat chemistry. with soulful vocals from Tony King. Deck wizardry from DJs Sly Si and Kulu.


I Basic Collective MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. ()l786 46108]. 10.30pm. £6 (£3). Soul jazz from vocal talent Nicola King. backed by a sound that‘s sure to keep the floor busy.





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SATURDAY 21 Edinburgh I Elemental Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22] I288. l0pm—3am (band on- stage around midnight). £5 (£4). Smooth dancefloor grooves from this six-piece jazz-funk outfit -- with DJ support from Kulu. plus guests.



I Salsa Celtica Big Band Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 8pm. £10 (£6). See Fri 20.

I Otis Grand Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 014 1. 7pm. £6. This San Francisscan bluesman. who has been awarded the title of “Best Blues Guitarist" five years in a row. is accompanied by his Big Blues Band.


I Benn Clatworthy Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 226 0931. 8.30pm. £7 (£5). Edinburgh Jazz Project kicks off a season focusing on saxophonists with an appearance from this acclaimed US tenor player. who is very much in the Rollins mould. Accompaniment comes from the excellent Brian Kellock Trio.

I Sixteen Ton and Alice McLaughlin Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22! I288. 7.30pm—3am. £3. Contemporary swing sounds from the sixteen-piece big band Sixteen Ton. followed by urban soul vocals from McLaughlin. who is accompanied on bass by Ben Schogler (on-stage around midnight). Turntable tunes front female DJ combo Beatz Related.


I New Orleans Joymakers McGregor's Haunt Bar. Harbour Arts Centre. Harbour Street. ()l294 274059. 2—5pm. £2.50 (£2). Up-tempo jazz from the Deep South with this ever-popular band.


I Gershwin 100 Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55 l 1. 7.30pm. £8.50—£22.50. Vocalist Kim Criswell and conductor/pianist Wayne Marshall perform some of Gershwin‘s best loved music. celebrating the l00th anniversary of his birth.


I Altered Beats - Phase One Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 l288. l0pm—3am. £4 (£3). DJs Richie Rufftone and Vital Sign are joined by musicians on percussion. keys and sax. plus various guests. for an improvised exploration of the jazz/drum 'n' bass crossover.

The Salsa Celtica Big Band is getting bigger all the time and sees the addition of guest singer Carlos Pena-andtrumpeter Claude Deppa for these gigs at Edinburgh’s Queen's Hall. Fri 20 and Glasgow's Cottier Theatre, Sun 22 Nov.





I Madeline MacDonald Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 7.30pm. £15. Basement Jazz‘s jazz dinner events continue with this popular vocalist. accompanied here by local talent in the form ofThe Jazz Mess. Dinner starts at 7.30pm. the performance is at 9.30pm and the

£ l 5 ticket price includes a two-course meal.

I Torn Brel. 39 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 8pm. Free. The last Torn of th season features a live performance from jazz- jungle outfit Wylie Project 69. plus DJ action from lid Higgins.

I Tim Barella Big Band Fouquet‘s Wine Bar. 7 Renfield Street. 226 4958. Free. Eddie Toal provides the vocals for this jazz band. comprising of members of the now defunct BBC Radio ()rchestra.


I The Dynamic Duo Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22! I288. l0pm—3am. £3. The duo. aka DJ lixtra and DJ Plus One (the winner of this year's Scottish DMC Mixing Championships). are joined by rappers and musicians for old and nu skool hip hop vibes.


I Cathie Rae’s Jazz Singers' Night Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 22l l288. I0pm—3am. £3. Both established singers and newcomers drop in for this traditional jazz night with music from the Brian Kellock Trio DJs Kulu and Jaze



I Ashfield Saxophone Quartet Albert Halls. Dumbarton Road. ()l786 473544. 8pm. £7.50 (£5.50). Sizzling saxophone sounds from this foursome.



I Burt MacDonald Quartet Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. £2. Guitarist George Burt and saxophonist Ray MacDonald. ably backed tip by George l.er on bass and Allan Pendreigh on drums. launch their new album ()/i Hc’llr).

I Maceo Parker The Arches. 30 Midland Street. 22! 400i. 9pm. £12. Maceo fronts a horn section whose funk credentials have had them working with the likes of James Brown and Parliament. ()n this tour they play songs from their latest album. /-'iiiikni'm'lmi(/. which covers the funk genre from classic 60s sounds through to rap and hip hop. See preview.