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
ublication. Jazz listings compiled By Abigail Bremner.
I Sylvia Rae Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). A contemporary, mainstream selection ofjazz 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 Fawaz has the vinyl solution.
I Opus De Jazz Eden, Picardy Place, 478 7434. 8pm. £3; free before 10pm. A new clubnight, featuring mellow jazz vinyl from DJ Tinku (Midnight Blue), plus live soul sounds from Nicola King (Basic Collective).
I Tom Colquhoun Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, 887 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). The dextrous guitarist performs a mix ofjazz, Latin and folk melodies, with guest musicians.
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, 221 3154. 7.30pm. ‘Duke 1927—35’ with Jack Goode. Further details from Ernie Speirs. l4 Glendee Road, Renfrew, PA4 ()AD, 0141 886 2949.
I Stacey Kent Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8.30pm. £8-£10 (£6). This American jazz vocalist is in town to promote her latest album, Let YourselfGo, which pays tribute to the music of Fred Astaire. Accompaniment comes from David Newton on piano. I Basic Collective Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). Edinburgh diva Nicky King provides the vocals to the Basic Collective’s mellow soul-jazz sound. Other band members are local DJ Aqua Bassino, whom we presume plays an instrument as well, Stevie Christie, Willy Molluson and Sly Si. DJ Porridge Fudge mans the decks.
I Midnight Blue Cafe Grafﬁti, East London Street, 557 8003. 10pm-2am. £5. Soul-jazz grooves from the ever- popular MB Band, featuring local diva Subie Coleman and Colin Steele on trumpet. DJ Demus is on decks duty. Stirling
I Rarefaction MacRobert, University Of Stirling, 01786 461081. 10.30pm. £6 (£3). Top young keyboardist Paul Harrison joins forces with the man with the drum machine Stewart Brown and sax player Martin Kershaw for an exploration of their drum ’n’ bass potential.
SATURDAY 6 Edinburgh I The Jazzcotech Dancers Big Beat, Cafe Graffiti, East London Street, 557 8003. 9.30pm-2am. £7 (£6). Making a fifth appearance at Big Beat are these stunning jazz dancers, resident in London’s Jazz Cafe. Expect fast and furious footwork coupled with breath- taking gymnastics. Simon and Stuart control the decks. 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 7 Glasgow
I The Music Of Jolson The Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfteld Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £7-£9. Clive Baldwin performs an Al Jolson tribute.
I Brian Kellock Trio Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 9pm—3am. £3. The Brian Kellock Trio, fronted by one of Scotland’s foremost jazz pianists, supply the mellow jazz vibes through till midnight, followed by Sly Si and Unkle Fawaz with their disco discs.
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 ’n’ bass night - DJ Decknical Hitch mans the decks.
TUESDAY 9 Glasgow
I Love You Madly Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 9pm. £17.95 including a two-course meal (£5 for limited availability standing tickets). Young vocal talent Stephen Duffy, who has studied under Tommy Smith and served time with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, performs a selection of Ellington songs, with accompaniment from the Ronnie Rae Trio. Part of Basement Jazz’s ‘Jazz Dinner’ series — dinner is available from 7pm.
I The Dynamic Duo Show Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £4. 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 Jazz Singers’ Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 9.30pm-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 Havoc La Belle Angele, Hastie’s Close, 225 7536. 10pm-2am.£5. This acid jazz and funk night mixes live acts with DJ action. The likes of Elemental and Yush have been gracing the stage in recent weeks, but tonight’s particular live offering is still to be confirmed.
I Martin Kershaw Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 9pm. £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.
FRIDAY 12 Glasgow I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, 221 3154. 7.30pm. ‘Dameronia’ with John Parkes. Further details from Ernie Speirs, 14 Glendee Road, Renfrew, PA4 OAD, 0141 886 2949.
I Tommy Smith Quartet Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8.30pm. £9.50—£11.50 (£6). A new project for top Scottish sax0phonist Tommy Smith, who is joined by a top American rhythm section featuring Dave Kikoski on piano, James Genus (bass) and Greg Hutchinson (drums). .
I Midnight 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. Thelonious DJ Stuart spins the records.
I High Heel Sneakers Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £6 (£5). This six-piece dip into the Blue Note vault for a selection of funk and groove numbers. DJ Porridge Fudge is back a ain at the decks.
I Clu Latino Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). Swingin’ salsa tunes courtesy of DJ Simon, with free dance classes and live music from Edinburgh’s most perennial Venezuelan singer, Carlos Pena.
I Glenn Miller Orchestra UK Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, 01292 611222. 7.30pm. £10—£14 (£12). Let the orchestra take you back to the big band sound of the 19405, in a show which includes Nat King Cole favourites from Stars In Their Eyes winner Bernie Weston.
I The Heath Brothers RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 8pm. £11 (£6). The Heath siblings (that’s Jimmy on sax, Percy on bass and Albert on drums) take their incredible jazz experience on tour — and with Davis, Gillespie, Monk and
Coltrane on their joint CV, the depth of
that experience cannot be questioned. Jeb Patton joins them on piano.
I Lizzard lounge Cafe Grafﬁti, East London Street, 557 8003. 9.30pm-2am. £6 (£5). DJ Darrel G, who has played alongside Giles Peterson and the like, joins Joseph Malik and new boy Adam Famos for a battle of the beats.
I Theo Travis Jazz Quartet Cellar No. 1, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 10pm. Free. This celebrated quartet, who’ve played many a gig at Ronnie Scott’s, tour
Music Lover: Stephen Duffy
to promote their new album.
I Swirler Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). Jazz meetz street beatz in Kevin McKenzie‘s latest project, which also features Gina Rae of The Lanterns on vocals and Phil and Tom Bancroft on sax and drums. DJ action comes from Andy B and Well Stirred.
I The Heath Brothers Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £10-£12.50 (£63. See Sat 13.
I aul Harrison Trio Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 9pm—3am. £3. Modern jazz from keyboardist Harrison, who is already making major waves in jazz circles despite his modest years, and his trio. Unkle Fawaz and Sly Si spin the tunes.
MONDAY 15 Edinburgh I Altered Beatz Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £3. On fortnightly rotation at this jazz meets drum ’n’ 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. TUESDAY 16 Edinburgh
I The Dynamic Duo Show Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £4. See Tue 9.
I Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble St Mary’s Cathedral, 23 Palmerston Place, 467 5200. 7.15pm & 9.30pm. £12.50—£20. The renowned Norwegian saxophonist joins the Hilliard Ensemble, a classical vocal quartet, for the Scottish debut of the latest product of their sensational collaboration, Mnemosyne, which takes us on an epic journey through the music of the past millennium.
I Jazz Singers' Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 221 1288. 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Wed 10.
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