EDINBURGH JAZZ &. BLUES FES
EDINBURGH JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL: SUN 1 AUG continued.
I Piano-Rama The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 3pm. £7.50. An unusual combination of ﬁve pianists. including Stan Tracey and John Bunch. playing bop and Latin-groove. They replace Junior Mance. who had to pull out of this year's festival at the last minute.
I Jazz On A Summer's Evening Ross Bandstand. Princes Street Gardens. 668 2019. 7—10pm. Free but ticketed. A new event aimed at providing a young audience with a taste of where contemporary jazz meets dance music. from salsa to drum ‘n‘ bass. Paul Harrison's Yumbambe. the Groove Diggaz and the Salsa Celtica Big Band provide the action. Numbers are limited in the bandstand itself. and although free. tickets must be pre-booked (668 2019). I Bobby Watson The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 8pm. £12. Saxophonist Bobby Watson presents The Year oft/1e Rabbit. a tribute to the great Johnny Hodges. See preview.
I David Sanchez Quintet The Liquid Room. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8pm. £10. Exciting Puerto Rican saxman leads his own hi yh-octane outﬁt. See preview. I Michae Hashim Quartet Counting House. West Nicolson Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £10. See Sun 1.
I Hue 8: Cry Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £11.50—£13.50. Pat and Greg Kane hit the road behind their latest jazz-tinged album project. Next Move (Linn Records).
I Jazz Summer School lan Tomlin School Of Music. Napier University. Craighouse. 455 6200. An intensive jazz course which also features a series of public access workshops with significant jazz performers. at a cost of £15 per session. Call 467 5200 for details.
I Martin Poster The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 12.30pm. £5. Saxophonist Martin Foster indulges in a nostalgic return to 20s 'azz.
I The New Ladies 0 Jazz The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 3pm. £5. The addition of ‘new‘ to this rather wom formula is sparked by the inclusion of the likes of Subie Coleman. Nicola King and Australia's G.T. Nash. alongside Edith Budge. Sophie Bancroft and Cathie Rae.
I Tommy Smith Sextet The Liquid Room. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8pm. £10. This could be one of the real highlights of the festival. Scotland‘s leading jazz creator is joined by special guests Bobby Watson. lngrid Jensen and Greg Hutchinson in a setting which should add up to much more than a casual blowing date.
I Claire Martin The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 8pm. £10. Don’t look for recent album guest Noel Gallagher to make an appearance. but this excellent singer will be joined by a string quartet as well as her trio for this date.
I The Blind Boys Of Alabama Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm.
£1 1.50—£15. The veteran outﬁt are giants of the gospel scene and sold out their earlier visits to the festival. at St Giles and Greyfriars Kirk. They appear in the unsanctiﬁed setting of a concert hall this time around. but since the Queen‘s Hall is a former church. they should be right at home.
I Nigel Clark Trio Counting House. West Nicolson Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £7.50. Guitarist Nigel Clark leads his new acoustic trio. featuring the rhythm section from his electric quintet. bassist Ewan Vernal and drummer Mike Bradley.
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may be well into his 805, but he remains the unchallenged maestro of the moothie. He performs wonders on the instrument which is technically known as chromatic harmonica, but which he prefers to call simply mouth organ, and teams up here with Ken Peplowski and Brian Kellock.
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I Jazz Summer School Ian 'l‘omlin School Of Music. Napier Uniwrsit). Craighouse.-155 6200. See Mon 2.
I Bobby Watson 8: Brian Kellock The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 12.30pm. £6. A lunchtime pairing brings together alto saxophonist Watson with pianist Kellock. the home-grow n talent who replaces Junior Mance.
I The Hot Club The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 3pm. £5. Violinist Alex Yellowlees leads this excellent Grappelli-Reinhardt style band. with Nigel Clark prominently featured on guitar.
I Old Bailey Stomps Again The Huh. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 8pm. £10. It seems to be reunion year on the Edinburgh traditional jazz scene - the Climax Jazz Band get together is followed by this one-off return to action for another set of former stalwarts. Old Bailey and the Jazz Advocates. The bill also features The Wolverines. George ' Penman's Jazzmen. and singer Fionna Duncan. - I Ravi Coltrane Quartet The Liquid Room. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8pm. £10. The man with the famous name is now emerging not so much as a chip off the old block as his own man. See preview. _
I Ingrid Jensen Quartet Counting House. West Nicolson Street. 668 201*).
8pm. £8.50. The Canadian trumpeter has made a_ big impression on the male- tlominated world ofjazz trumpet. See preview.
I Craig McMurdo Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £15 (£11.50). Always a popular inclusion in the festival programme. singer Craig McMurdo and That Swing Thang return to the exuberant jumpjive style of his Fringe triumphs at the old Jive Cafe.
I Jazz Summer School lan Tomlin School Of Music. Napier University. Craighouse. 455 6200. See Mon 2.
I Ingrid Jensen Quartet The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 12.30pm. £5. See Tue 3.
I Freddie King Quintet The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 3pm. £5. Soulful singer Freddie King leads his (m n lidinburuh-based outﬁt.
I Van Morrison Playhouse. 18—22 (it'eenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £17.50-£23.50. The king of Celtic soul has been known to dabble in jazz from time to time. including a controversial concert at this festival with the BBC Big Band a couple of years ago. This one features a small jazz group of his own picking. but Van usually comes out sounding just like Van. whatever the setting. It was heading for a sell out. so check ﬁrst.
I John Rae's Celtic Feet The Liquid Room. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8pm. £8.50. Drummer John Rae‘s new band have already released their debut album on Caber Music. and mix jazz and folk in imaginative (if not yet always fully integrated) fashion.
I George Melly 8: John Chilton's Feetwarmers The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 8pm. £15. The ever- popular singer and raconteur continues to do his rather louche thing. with the ever reliable Feetwarmcrs providing musical support. Again. a pretty certain sell out.
I Eddie Severn Quartet Counting House. West Nicolson Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £8.50. Eddie Severn has established himself as a key player and composer on the Scottish scene. and is equally creative on both trumpet and llugelhorn.
I Jazz Summer School 1an Tomlin School Of Music. Napier University. Craighouse. 455 6200. See Mon 2.
I Paul Harrison Trio The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 12.30pm. £5. The pianist was recently crowned Scotland‘s young jazz musician of the year for the second time. and continues to develop in satisfying fashion with this ﬁne trio. featuring Mario Caribe (bass) and Paddy Flaherty (drums).
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