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.
I Moire Music Quartet CCA at McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. 9pm. £10 (£8). A world music feast from acclaimed saxophonist Trevor Watts and his pared down outﬁt, which features bass, drums plus percussion, vocals and unusual African instruments courtesy of Nana Tsiboe.
I Sylvia Rae Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). A contemporary, mainstream selection of jazz numbers from vocalist Rae, better known as one-third of The Lanterns. Accompaniment comes from Brian Kellock (piano), Kenny Ellis (bass) and John Rae (drums). Unkle Fawas has the vinyl solution.
FRIDAY 22 Glasgow
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, 221 3154. 7.30pm. ‘Brassed Off’ with guest Jack Findlay. Further details from Ernie Speirs, 14 Glendee Road, Renfrew, PA4 0AD. 0141 886 2949.
I John Rae's Celtic Feet Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8.30pm. £9—£12.50(£6). Replacing Nana Vasconcelos at the last minute are John Rae’s outﬁt, who fuse folk and jazz in a very contemporary manner. The line-up features some of the big names in innovative Scottish music, including Simon Thoumire and bassist Brian Shiels.
I Midnight Blue Cafe Grafﬁti, East London Street, 557 8003. 10pm-2am. £5. Tonight the Midnight Blue Band return to their repertoire of classic soul-jazz numbers from the likes of Aretha Franklin and Astrid Gilberto. Supported by Big Beat’s DJ Stuart.
I Groove Diggaz Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison 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 Basic Collective MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 10.30pm. £6 (£3). Edinburgh diva Nicky King provides the vocals to the Basic Collective’s mellow soul-jazz sound and infectious rhythms.
SATURDAY 25 Glasgow
I Dig Vern 'n' The Shootahs Bourbon Street, 108 George Street, 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£16.50 with dinner). Blues from these regulars on the circuit.
I John Rae's Celtic Feet Cottier Theatre, 93—95 Hyndland Street, 357 3868. 8 m. £10 (£6). See Fri 22.
I BC 8 ues The Tap, Sauchiehall Street, 339 0643. 9.30pm. Free. Guitarist Brian Carpy fronts this blues trio.
I Groove Diggaz Lizzard Lounge, Cafe Graffiti, East London Street, 556 8003. 9.30pm-2am. £6 (£5). The Jazz Joint regulars pop into Lizzard Lounge to dish up a generous helping of soul-funk, featuring Tony King on vocals and
Martin Kershaw on sax. The decks selection comes from Joseph Malik and Unkle Fawaz.
I Colin Steele's Melting Pot Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £6 (£5). Groove, soul and funk, in fact all things dancefloor jazz- related from this new six-piece, fronted by trumpeter Steele, who also plays a leading role in Midnight Blue’s resident soul-jazz band. DJ Well Stirred provides the decks effects.
SUNDAY 24 Edinburgh
I Brian Kelloclt Trio Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 9.30pm-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 Sly Si and Unkle Fawaz with their disco discs.
I Tom Chalmers 8: The George Pitblado Trio Howden Park Centre, Howden, 01506 433634. 1—3pm. £4 (£2.50). Local musician Tom Chalmers plays jazz standards along with a touch of blues and Latin.
MONDAY 25 Edinburgh
I Blues Session The Tron, Hunter Square, 226 0931. 9pm. Free. George Anderson of The Arhoolies hosts this night, featuring local blues acts as well as open mic spots.
I Altered Beatz Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £3. Electronic break-beat jazz from Martin Kershaw’s Green Juice, who are joined by rapper Frosty J for alternate week slots at this jazz meets drum & bass night — DJ Decknical Hitch mans the decks.
TUESDAY 26 Edinburgh
I The Dynamic Duo Show Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £3. Joining DJs Extra and Kimo Cutz in their hip hop and breakbeat haven are Scotland Yard, who feature four freestyle rappers plus bass from Sly Si and drums from Willy Mollason.
I Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson 8t Mulgrew Miller Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £10—£12 (£6). In the Duke’s centenary year, renowned Danish bass-player Orsted Pederson and American pianist Miller have been commissioned by Bang and Olufsen to present a modern interpretation of Ellington’s legendary Blanton duets, which shattered convention 60 years ago by creating a new interaction between piano and bass.
Sax god: Courtney Pine
I Jazz Singers' Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Hosted on fortnightly rotation by Cathie Rae and Subie Coleman, this night sees both established singers and newcomers take to the stage. Music is provided by Brian Kellock and associates, with Frosty J taking over decks duty from Kulu.
I Trio Adel Salameh CCA at McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. 9pm. £8 (£6). A unique and passionate fusion of Middle Eastern music traditions featuring Salameh on oud (Arab harp), Israeli jazz expert Asaf Sinkis on bendir (drum) and singer Naziha Azzouzi, whose vocals are inﬂuenced by the music of old Andalucia.
I Yush 8: The International La Belle Angele, 11 Hasties Close, 225 7536. 10pm—2am. £5. Groove, deep funk and a little sprinkling of hip hop courtesy ofAJ and co, supported by Edinburgh’s futuristic vibes four-piece. DJ Laird on the decks.
I Martin Kershaw Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Berklee graduate Kershaw, a master of both alto saxophone and the enigmatically termed electronic wind synthesiser, plays original compositions, accompanied by Paddy Flaherty on drums, Mario Caribe on bass and the ubiquitous Paul Harrison on keys. Unkle Fawaz does decks.
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, 221 3154. 7.30pm. ‘Jazz in France’ with Bill Newman. Further details from Ernie Speirs, 14 Glendee Road, Renfrew, PA4 0AD. 0141 886 2949.
I Randy Sandke Partick Burgh Main Hall, 9 Burgh Hall Street, 632 7911. 8pm. £10 (£8). A rare Scottish appearance from trumpet player Randy Sandke, backed by the Ricky Steele Trio.
I Bobby Matos The Old Fruitmarket, Albion Street, 287 3554. 10pm. £12.50 (£10.50). One of the leading lights of California’s Afro-Cuban and Latin-jazz scene. Support comes from The Bugalu Foundation and DJ Lubi Jovanovic
I Courtney Pine Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8.30pm. £12.50 (£6). Contemporary jazz’s shining star returns to Scotland with his trademark mix of juicy saxo hone licks and urban beats.
I Midnig t Blue Cafe Grafﬁti, East London Street, 557 8003. 10pm-2am. £5. Edinburgh’s own godson of soul, Tony King, joins forces with the Midnight Blue Band to pay tribute to the one and only
James Brown. Spinning the tunes are Joseph Malik and Demus.
I High Heeled Sneaker Jan Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). This six-piece dip into the Blue Note vault for a selection of funk and groove numbers. DJ Porrage Fudge is back again at the decks.
I Sassafras Linard Lounge, Cafe Grafﬁti, East London Street, 556 8003. 9.30pm—2am. £6 (£5). This London- based live drum & bass collective return to Lizzard Lounge after a hugely successful debut gig - Manga’s G-Mac provides the decks effects.
I Kevin MacKenzie's Swirler Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £6 (£5). Jazz meetz beatz (or something) in MacKenzie’s new project, which has already seen an album released on Caber. He is joined in his hip hop musings by the Bancroft brothers, Dave Milligan and John Speirs, with Gina ‘The Lanterns’ Rae on vocals. DJ Eh! Wun? makes a re-appearance behind the decks.
I Carole Clegg 8t Speakeasy East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. 8pm. £7 (£5). Trumpeter Digby Fairweather joins vocalist Clegg and Speakeasy for a night of trad jazz, Dixie and swing.
I Courtney Pine The Temple, 193 Pitt Street, 287 5511. 9pm—2am. £10. The top saxophonist makes his ﬁnal Scottish stop in the more clubiﬁed environment of The Temple, where DJ support will come from Nick Peacock and Paul N’Jie.
I Scottish National Jazz Orchestra The Hub, Castlehill, Royal Mile, 473 2000. 8pm. £10 (£6). A second airing for this programme, featuring a variety of works from the composers’ wing of the SNJO inspired by ‘great Scots’. Writers include Sally Beamish and SNJO regular Chick Lyall, and the people lauded range from Marky Queen of Scots to Jock Stein.
I Brian Kellock Trio Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 9.30pm—3am. £3. See Sun 24.
I Altered Beatz Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £3. On fortnightly rotation at this jazz meets drum & bass night are Paul Harrison’s three-piece, Rare Faction, featuring Stuart Brown on drum machines and Martin Kershaw on sax. DJ Decknical Hitch takes charge of the vinyl selection.
I The Dynamic Duo Show Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £4. See Tue 26.
I Jazz Singers' Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 9.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). See Wed 27.
I Sylvia Rae Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Thu 21.
I Tom Colquhoun Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, 887 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). The dexterous guitarist performs a mix of jazz, Latin and folk melodies, with guest musicians.