I Colin Campbell Common Grounds, 2/3 North Bank Street. 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free. See Tue 21.

I Open Mic Night Whistle Binkies, Niddry Street. 557 5114. 11pm. Free.


I Rhythm Odyssey and Epim The Bongo Club. 14 New Street, 558 7604. ‘)pm—1am. £3. Drum 'n’ bass and electronica.

I The Music Club 232 Canon’s Gait, (.‘anongate, 556 4481. ‘)pm. Free. See Wed 22.

I Norman Lamont Common Grounds, 23 North Bank Street. 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free.



I Elmo, Traveler and Skelter King Tut’s Wait Wait lltit. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £3.50 (advance), £4 (door). l.ocal band triple bill.

I Jam Session Samuel Dow's. Nithsdale Road, 423 0107. 8.30pm. Free.


I Jammy Devil Bar Java. 38—42 (.‘onstitution Street. 467 7527. ‘).30pm. Free.

I Andy Neate Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. 226 1416. 7.30pm. Free.

I Squeezebox I.'Attache under Rutland Hotel. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). West and live music sltowcase. New talent required call ()20 lllfill.

I Beck Clyde Auditorium. Glasgow, Sat 25 Mar.

I The Bluetones The Liquid Room. Edinburgh. Mon 21 Feb.

I Celtic Connections Various venues, Glasgow, 11—30 Jan.

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Ticket information

Tickets for most medium/large concerts can be bought from the following:

Virgin, Buchanan Galleries, 332 4400 Credit card bookings from:

Ticket Link: 287 5511.

Way Ahead: 339 8383.


Virgin Princes Street. 220 3234. Ripping Records South Bridge. 226 7010.

Assembly Rooms George Street, 220 4349

Way Ahead 0141 339 8383

l I Lloyd Cole Queen's Hall. Edinburgh, Sat 2‘) Jan.

I Counting Crows Clyde Auditorium. Glasgow, Wed 16 Feb.

I Oasis Murrayfield Stadium. Edinburgh. Sat 2‘) Jul.

I Prefab Sprout Royal Concert Hall, Mon 3 A r.

I Prima Scream Corn Exchange. Edinburgh. Mon 13 Mar.

I Scottish Opera Spring/Summer Season Call 0141 332 90000131 529 6000 for details. Tickets on sale now.

I Simply Red SECC. Glasgow, Mon 13 Mar.

I Slipknot Barrowland. Glasgow, Mon 28 Feb.

I Sting SECC. Glasgow. Thu 23 Mar. I Tina Turner Hampden Park, Glasgow, Fri 7 Jul.

I Andy Williams SECC. Sat 22 Jan.



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 Katching AdLib. 111 Hope Street. 248 6645. 9pm. Free. Funky jazz from this outfit. featuring lain Copeland on drums.


I Opus De Jazz Eden. Picardy Place. 478 7434. 8pm. £3; free before 10pm. A club night, featuring mellow jazz vinyl front the Impulse. Blue Note arid Stax vaults courtesy of DJ Tinku (Midnight Blue), plus live soul sounds from Nicola King (Basic Collective).

I Rain Forest Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). lit a bit of an exit from the Jazz Joint‘s usual music policy. the doors have been opened to this five-piece rootsy reggae outfit. The man behind the decks is Unkle Fawaz.


I Midday Concert RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Seasonal tunes from gospel to funk are on the menu when the Academy Brass arid Big Bands get together.

I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre. 72 Berkeley Street. 221 3154. 7.30pm. ‘Seasonal Jazz’ with Ernie Speirs. Further details front Ernie Speirs. 14 Glendee Road. Renfrew. PA4 (lAD. ()141 886 294‘).


I Midnight Blue Cafe Graffiti. East London Street. 557 8003. 10pm—2am. £5. The final Friday Midnight Blue (meaning there will be a final. final finale on Thu 30 Dec) sees a two-set special from the Midnight Blue Band. Slow soul-jazz will be the order of the day for their first set. followed by dangerous dancefloor grooves to finish off with.

I Basic Collective Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £5. Edinburgh diva Nicola 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 art instrument as well. Stevie Christie, Willy Molluson and Sly Si who keeps himself busy by manning the decks as well.


Edinburgh I Lizzard Lounge Cafe Graffiti. East London Street. 557 8003. 9.30pm—3am.

f £8. An all-star cast gather to pay tribute

as Lizzard Lounge opens its doors for the last time at Cafe Graffiti those in attendance are likely to include members of Salsa Celtica. Blacka‘nized. The Groove Diggaz and El Cometas. Resident DJ Joseph Malik mans the decks. although there will no doubt be plenty of guests in that department too.

i I Swirler Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. ; 538 7385. l0pm—3am. £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.

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I Sanskrit Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 10—1 1pm. £4 (£3). Another new addition to the Jazz Joint‘s roster, featuring a lights/visuals/DJs/live

performance-type fusion in a dub. roots and drum 'n' bass style. Enjoy.

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I London Community Gospel Choir Magnum Theatre. llarbourside. 01294 278381. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). An uplifting concert to get you in the festive mood from the acclaimed gospel ensemble.

MONDAY 20 Edinburgh

I Altered Beatz Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Electronic break-beat jazz front Green Juice. featuring Martin Kershaw. Willy Mollusoit arid Sly Si. plus rapper Frosty J. who fill alternate week slots at this jazz meets drum ‘n‘ bass night DJ lnput mans the decks.


I HQ Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 10pnt—3am. £4. A slightly reformed night to replace The Dynamic Duo Show after the loss of Plus ()ne to The Scratch Perverts. featuring listra and Kirno ('utz on the decks and the Scotland Yard collective providing rapping and rhy thmn.


I Jazz Singers' Night Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. ltlpm—3am. £4 (£3). Hosted on a fortnightly rotation by Cathie Rae and Subie Coleman. this night secs botlt established singers and newcomers take to the stage. Frosty J is on decks duty.


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I Watchnight Jazz Mount Florida Church. 1132 Cathcart Road. 248 4070. 11.15pm. Free. The traditional Christmas live worship is jazzed tip as part of the Cornerstone Festival w liicli aims to refocus on Christianity at the dawning of the new millennium.


I High Heel Sneakers Ja/z Joitit. .s‘ Morrison Street. 538 "385. 10pm 3am. £5. A six-piece dip into the Blue Note unit for a selection of lunk and groove numbers. 1)] Sly Si is back at the decks again.



I Colin Steele’s Melting Pot Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 538 2385. 10pm~3am. £5. (itoo\ c. soul and funk. in fact all things danccfloor jazz—related. from this new sis-piece. fronted by trumpeter Stcelc. \\ ho also play s a leading role in Midnight Blue’s rcsidcnt soul-jazz band. l)J Andy ll pioy ides the decks ctlccts.



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