The dates listed below are for one- off or ticketed shows; see below section for free residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Jazz listings compiled by Abigail Bremner.
THURSDAY 23 Edinburgh I John Burgess Contemporary Jazz Trio Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Contemporary jazz in a Joe Henderson style from tenor saxophonist Burgess, plus the hard- working Paddy Flaherty on drums and Kenny Ellis on bass. Unkle Fawaz of Lizzard Lounge fame mans the decks.
I Tommy Smith 8: The SNJO Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, 01292 611222. 11am. £4 (£2). An educational programme aimed at young musicians in which the SNJO will demonstrate their techniques.
I Dear Mr Cole Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 314127. 7.30pm. £4—£6. James Flynn backed by the Alan McPike Trio performs the music of Nat King Cole, with Classics such as Unforgettable and Mona Lisa.
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, 221 3154. There is no Jazz Record Club tonight.
I Groove Diggaz Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison
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Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). The city’s fortnightly slot of seriously heavyweight soul-funk courtesy of vocalist Tony ’Edinburgh’s answer to James Brown’ King and the gang, including Martin Kershaw on sax. Decks effects come from Sly Si.
I Blacka'nized MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 10.30pm. £6 (£3). Hip hop meets jazz for a bit of a syncopated party as Blacka’nized peddle their unique fusion beats.
I Guilty Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. 7.30pm. Free. Chilled tunes with Glasgow-based band Guilty
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I Lizzard Lounge Cafe Grafﬁti, East London Street, 557 8003. 9.30pm—2am. £6 (£5). Another DJ night featuring tunes from the old school, courtesy of Dr Jo and Trendy Wendy.
I SisterSoul Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £6 (£5). Cathie Rae, Nicola King (Basic Collective) and Subie Coleman (Midnight Blue) are backed by a five- piece band for this soul extravaganza, featuring favourites from the school of Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. DJ Tinku provides a vinyl soul selection.
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I Rev Doc And The Congregation Bourbon Street, 108 George Street, 552 0141. 10pm. £4. Stomping tunes from the stalwart blues outfit.
I Brian Kellock Trio Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 8pm—3am. £3. The Brian Kellock Trio, fronted by one of Scotland's foremost jazz pianists, supply the mellow jazz vibes through ’til midnight, followed by the Diskografaz (aka Kulu, Sly Si and Unkle Fawaz) and their disco discs, plus a live vocal set from Alice McLaughlin.
MONDAY 27 Edinburgh I Altered Beatz Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £3. Electronicjazz-funk from Martin Kershaw’s Green Juice, who are joined by rapper Frosty J for alternate week slots at this jazz meets drum ’n’ bass night — DJ Dccknical Hitch mans the decks.
I The Dynamic Duo Show Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £3. Joining DJs Plus One and Extra in their hip hop and breakbeat haven are Scotland Yard, who feature four freestyle rappers plus bass from Sly Si and drums from Willy Molleson.
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