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Surprises in store: Brian Irvine Ensemble at the Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College


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~picce. fronted by trumpeter Steele.


' I Eberhard Weber (.‘CA at Melellan

: Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street. 332

. 7521. 8pm. £10 (£6). Closely associated

v with ECM Records. Weber appears as part of the CCA‘s 30th anniversary celebration of the label. llis wicked ways with a five I string bass and a bank of electronic

equipment follow on from work w ill: the likes of Jan (iarbarel:

. Edinburgh

. 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 L‘nkle

' Fawaz with their disco discs.

1 Edinburgh

I Altered Beau Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison

I Street. 221 1288. 10pm-3am. £3.

. Electronic break-beat jazz from Martin

v Kershaw‘s Green Juice. who are joined by ' rapper Frosty J for alternate week slots at i this jazz meets drum 'n' bass night - DJ

Decknical llitch mans the decks.



. I London Community Gospel Choir Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £9—£10.50. This 35 member 1 gospel ensemble have provided backing

. vocals for a host of pop stars as well as for Disney‘s Lion King soundtrack.

I Edinburgh

I The Dynamic Duo Show Jazz Joint. 8

- Morrison Street, 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £4. ' Joining DJs Extra and Kinro Cutz in their

f hip hop and breakbeat haven are Scotland

, Yard, who feature four freestyle rappers.

WEDNESDAY 24 Glasgow

I Academy Brass Concert RSAMD.

- 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm.

' £3.50 (£2.50). The Academy’s brass and

big bands join forces under the direction of Bryan Allen. They are joined by David Taylor, one of America‘s leading lights on bass trombone.


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.

“THE UST l8 Nov—2 Dec 1999

of Art, Sat 27 Nov


I Angela Brown & The Mighty 45s Paisley Arts Centre, New Street. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). One of the hottest blues

3 shows with vocals from Brown and lively ; support from the Mighty 45s.



I Masterclass RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 2pm. Free. American bass trombonist David Taylor. who

. appeared at last night's Academy Brass

concert. takes this masterclass.

3 Edinburgh

3 I John Burgess Quartet Edinburgh

Thistle Hotel, St James Centre, info: 554 451(1. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Edinburgh Jazz

Projects finally find a new venue. kicking-off their season with this foursome. who have just released a new

; album. The Ur e To Burge.

* I Martin Kers aw Quartet Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 9pm. £4 (£3).

Berklce graduate Kershaw, a master of

both alto-saxophone and the enigmatically

termed electronic wind synthesiser. plays original compositions.

I Havoc La Belle Angelc. Hastie‘s Close. 225 7536. 10pm—2am. £5. Tonight’s live guests at this acid-jazz night are serious

funk five-piece Papa Kane. DJ action . comes from Andy B.


I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre. 72 Berkeley Street. 221 3154. 7.30pm. ‘Glenn Miller’ with Ronnie Mackie. Further details from Ernie Speirs. l4 Glendee Road. Renfrew. PA4 ()AD.

; 0141 886 2940.


I Scottish National Jazz Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £10—£12.50 (£6). A new project from the SNJO, which features classic Ellington numbers as well as some more unusual tributes. including an Ellington- inspired version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

I Midnight Blue Cafe Graffiti, East London Street, 557 8003. 10pm—2am. £5. The second birthday celebrations see the Midnight Blue Band engaging in a bit of multi-tasking as they perform music from their Latin and classic guises as well as the odd movie theme. Both Tony King and Subie Coleman are in the area so expect doses of raw, James Brown-style funk and smooth soul as well. Big Bear’s Stuart does decks.

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 again at the decks.

SATURDAY 27 Glasgow

I Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 8pm. £10.50 (£6). See Fri 26.


I The Brian Irvine Ensemble Sculpture Court. Edinburgh College ofArt, Lauriston Place. 539 8877. 7.45pm. £9 (£4); children free. ECAT present this concert. featuring a fourteen-strong outfit from Ireland renowned for original.

5 Contemporary programmes which are

constantly surprising. Paul Dunmall is the saxophone soloist.

I Lizzard Lounge Cafe Graffiti, East London Street. 557 8003. 9.30pm— £6 (£5). Another DJ night featuring the

talents of local lad Aqua Bassino (F

Communications) as well as resident

Joseph Malik and a mystery guest ~ there will also be live percussion.

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'I‘lte lanterns on vocals and Phil and Tom Bancroft on sax and drums.



' I Riff Raff Blackl'riars, 36 Bell Street.

552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Drummer Bill Kettle is joined by Chick I.yall on keyboards. liwan Vernal on bass and guitarist Kevin MacKenzie. The sound ranges from ruoderu standards to more improvised pieces.


I Heckel-Phone Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 9pm—3am. £3. Are you ready for this? A bizarre trio full of eastern promise. featuring mandola. euphonium and percussion. DJs Unkle Fawaz and Sly Si do their stuff.


I Malcolm MacFarlane Trio llowden Park Centre. llowden. 01506433634. l—3pm. £4 (£2.50): family ticket £10 (£7.50). Guitarist .‘ylacl’arlane. pianist Kellock and bassist Kenny Ellis get

3 creative on a Bill l§vans Lee Konitz tip.

3 Stirling

I Fionna Duncan Quartet MacRobert. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). Renowned jazz vocalist

Duncan. whose versatility has led to her j fronting the jam sessions at Glasgow's

1 jazz festival. presents a varied repertoire


with something for all musical tastes.



I Altered Beatz Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. l0pm~3am. £3. On fortnightly rotation at this jazz meets drum ‘n‘ bass night are Paul Harrison’s three-piece. Rare Faction. 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 23.


I Jazz Singers' Night Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Wed 24.



I Opus De Jazz Eden. Picardy Place. 478 7434. 8pm. £3: free before 1(1pm. See Thu 18.

I Benn Clatworthy Edinburgh Thistle Hotel. St James Centre, info: 554 4510. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). The second event in Edinburgh Jazz Projects‘ new season.

I Sylvia Rae Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street. 221 1288. 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Dccember's schedule has still to be confirmed. so please phone the venue to check performance details.

folk &wor|d


Dates listed below are for one-off and ticketed shows. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten da s before publication. Folk 8. World istings compiled by Norman Chalmers.



I Ivan Drever New Dawn Folk Club, Riverside Club, Fox Street, 445 6271. 8.15pm. £5 (£3). Solo performance from ex-Wolfstone vocalist/guitarist and ' songwriter.

; Edinburgh

I Shoots And Roots The Hub. Edinburgh’s Festival Centre, Castlchill, 473 2000. The four-day Autumn part of Edinburgh‘s folk festival includes concerts, ceilidhs. dances. talks, workshops and sessions. Tickets also from Coda. Bank Street, The Mound, 622 7246. Information in advance 557 1050, during the event 473 2000. For full information on discussions, talks and other events, see free programme available as above.

I Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill The Hub, Castlehill, Royal Mile, 473 2000. 8pm. £6—£II. Irish fiddle and US guitar duo with their celebrated take on traditional Irish music, and new album Live In Seattle. Scots support from ex- Chantan and Seannachie singer Elspeth Cowie. I’urt ()fShoots & Roots. See Thu 18.

I Open Session Castle Bar Cafe, Johnston Terrace, 225 7432. 9pm. Free. Hosted by fiddler Eilidh Shaw and concertina player Simon Thoumire of Keep It Up. Part ofS/tuots & Roots. See Thu 18.


I Come All Ye IIowdcn Park Centre. 01506 433634. 8pm. Free. An open session for local musicians and singers.



I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. 7.30pm. £6. Music from the Black Rose Ceilidh Band.

I Ceilidh With Gary Blair Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 287 5511. 9pm. £5. Weekly ceilidh dance followed by a disco from Radio Clyde 2 DJ Alan Todd.


I Wendy Weatherby Castle Bar Cafe, 6 Johnston Terrace. 225 7432. 6pm. Free. The folk cellist launches her new CD Breath On A Cold Glass. Part of Shoots & Roots. See Thu 18.

I Sheena Wellington And Friends The Ilub. Castlehill, Royal Mile, 473 200(). 8pm. £6—£9. Following her rendition of Burns,A Man 'sA Man at the opening of the Scottish parliament, Sheena Wellington is now one of our best-known singers of Scots song. Maureen Jelks is a truly great ballad singer. and musical support is also supplied by Ewan Sutherland and young Fife fiddlers Leane Brock and Fiona Greer. The concert is

; opened by the distinctive Scots-song-and- i country-tinged harmony duo MacAIias.

Part ofS/roots & Roots. See Thu 18.

I Open Session The Tass, High Street. 556 6338. 9pm. Free. A folk session hosted by guitarist Malcolm Stitt and Northern Irish melodeon player Leo McCann. Part ofS/roots & Roots. See Thu 18.

I Open Session Castle Bar Cafe. 6 Johnston Terrace, 225 7432. 9pm. Free. A folk session hosted by fiddler Ken Fraser and bouzouki player Will Lamb. Part of Shoots & Roots. See Thu 18.

I The Occasionals Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street. 220 4349. 9pm—1am. £8 (£6). One of Scotland’s most popular dance bands led by accordionist Freeland Barbour.