Tam White gets back to basics with his Shoestring Band at the Edinburgh Folk Club, Wed 12 Jan

Cathie Rae and Subie Coleman, this night sees both established singers and newcomers take to the stage.



I Fraser Spiers 8: Friends Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 8pm. £10. Part of Celtic Connections see separate listings.


I Alex Hutton Trio Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, Leith Street, 556 0111. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). An inventive selection from this outfit, fronted by keyboardist Hutton and featuring Aberdeen-born drummer Stu Ritchie.

I Son Son Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Keeping it real down at the Jazz Joint are this dub and reggae five-piece, with a roots- inspired selection. Unkle Fawaz is to be spotted tending the turntables.



I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, 221 3154. 7.30pm. ‘Les Brown Band’. Further details from Ernie Speirs, 14 Glendee Road, Renfrew, PA4 0AD. 0141 886 2949.


I Groove Diggaz Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £5. Back at the Jazz Joint again after a (mini) world tour, the Groove Diggaz ladle out their heavyweight soul-funk fortnightly. Fronted by soul-man Tony King and featuring the talents of Martin Kershaw on sax, they’re sure to funk-up the proceedings. DJ ‘Saf Sap’ (we don’t make these up but we suspect someone else does) minds the decks.

I Big Beat Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£6). A serious dose of the funk for the launch of Big Beat at the Bongo Club as Reuben Wilson, who was behind such hits as ‘Got To Get Your Own’, makes a return visit. Turntable action comes, as always, from the Thelonious duo of Simon and Stuart.

SATURDAY 15 Edinburgh I Colin Steele's Melting Pot Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £5. Trumpeter Steele

(Midnight Blue Band) and his six-piece create a distinct Latino feel to their groove, soul and funk selection. And, in the current Jazz Joint tradition, the line- up also features stars from the sphere of pop stand up Paul Mills (Average White Band) takes care of the drums. Andy B mixes up a suitable brew on the decks.


I Diskographers Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £3. A selection of regular Jazz Joint DJs, plus a few surprises on both the decks and live front, get together for a mellow Sunday night session of Latin, soul hip hop and funk.

MONDAY 17 Edinburgh I Altered Beatz Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Electronic break-beat jazz from Green Juice, featuring Martin Kershaw, Willy Molluson and Sly Si, plus rapper Frosty J, who fill alternate week slots at thisjazz meets drum ’n’ bass night DJs Input and Hitchins man the decks.

TUESDAY 18 Edinburgh

I HQ Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Tue 11.

WEDNESDAY 19 Edinburgh I Jazz Singers' Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Wed 12.

THURSDAY 20 Edinburgh I Lights Out By Nine Edinburgh Thistle Hotel, Leith Street, 556 0111. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Vocalist Al Huges fronts this stalwart stomping blues outfit. I Martin Kershaw Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 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.



The followin details are for regular free weekl gates: see main listings for one-o or ticketed shows. Gigs are listed by ci , then by day. Residencies wil be listed, provided that up-to-date details are supplied to us. Jazz Residencies listings are compiled by Abigail Bremner.


I Danny Thompson Baby Grand, 3—7 Elmbank Gardens, 248 4942. 10.30pm. A wide selection from this lounge pianist.


I Bobby Wishart Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 98 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. 7.30—9.30pm. Mellow.

I Danny Thompson Baby Grand (see Thu). 10.30pm. Lounge pianist.


I George Penman Jazzmen Bourbon Street, 108 George Street, 5520141. 2—5pm. Traditional.

I Harry Margolis’ Miller Band L’Attache, 27 Waterloo Street, 221 3210. 2—5pm. Big band.

I Lauder 5 Big Band Lauder’s, Sauchiehall Street, 331 5180. 2—5pm. The big band sound, with vocals from Heather Whiteford.

I George McGowan Orchestra Eat Drink Man Woman, 34 King Street, 552 9227. 2.30—5.30pm. Twenty-piece big band.

I Westend Jazztet 81 Eddie Toal Fitter & Firkin, Dumbarton Road, 339 5741. 2—4.30pm. Mainstream and Latin jazz.

I Live Jazz Brel, 39 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 3—6pm. Free. Various contemporary Latin and jazz sounds. I Jazz Evening Art Lovers’ Cafe, House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, Dumbreck Road, 353 4779. 7pm. Enjoy jazz over dinner at this Rennie Mackintosh-inspired cafe - due to the possibility of private functions, phone to confirm.

I Jazz Blues Millars, 515 Sauc'niehall Street, 248 2016. 8.30pm. On saxophone and keyboard.

I Kenny Paterson Trio Cafe Rouge, John Street, 552 4433. 8.30—10.30pm. Jazz and swing standards with vocals. I Shelagh Buchanan Sizzlers’ Steakhouse, 79 Albion Street, 552 4200. 9pm. Jazz guitar and vocals.

I Live Jazz Brewery Tap, 1055 Sauchiehall Street, 339 8866. 9.30pm. Jazz funk.

I Danny Thompson Baby Grand (see Thu). 10.30pm. Lounge pianist.


I The Rhythm Kings Corinthian, 191 Ingram Street, 552 1101. Noon—4pm. Enjoy Dixieland jazz over brunch.

I Chris Clark Jazz Trio Drum & Monkey, 93 St Vincent Street, 221 6636. 3.30—6.30pm. Mainstream and Latin with various guests.

I Michael Deans Jazz Quartet Cottiers Bar, 93 Hyndland Street, 357 5825. 4—7pm. Traditional jazz.

I Violet Leighton Trio Polo Lounge, Wilson Street. 4—6pm. Singer and band.

I Live Jazz Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9 m. Modern jazz.

I Danny T ompson Baby Grand (see Thu). 10.30pm. A wide selection from this lounge pianist.


I Fionna Duncan with The Ronnie Rae Trio McChuill’s, 40 High Street, 552 2135. 9pm. Mainstream jazz tunes with this renowned singer.


I Bobby Wishart Russell’s Bar Cafe, 77 Byres Road, 334 4973. 8—11pm. Mainstream and modern.

jazz MUSIC

I Hermie Longalong 8: Hermitage/Caprice Trio Caprice Brasserie, 48 New Market Street, Ayr, 01292 610916. 9.30pm. Rotating residency.

I Tom Urie And Guests Polo Lounge (see Sun). 9.30pm. Pianist and singer.

Wednesdays I Danny Thompson Baby Grand (see Thu). 10.30pm. Lounge pianist.



I Live Jazz Henderson's, 25 Thistle Street, 225 2605. 8pm. Artists vary.

I Surprise Jazz Party Night Cellar No. 1, Chambers Street, 220 4298. 9.30pm—1am. An eclectic selection from an ever-changing line-up of musicians.

I Live Blues Maison Hector, 47 Deanhaugh Street, 332 5328. 10pm—1am. Blues guitar duo.

I Salsa Pa’Ti Cafe Habana, Greenside Place, 558 1270. 10pm—1am. Latinjazz and salsa DJ.


I Alex Shaw Cocktail Bar, Hilton National Hotel, 69 Belford Road, 332 2545. 8pm. Pianist.

I Live Jazz Henderson‘s (see Thu). 8pm. Artists vary.

I Bill Kyle's Backbeat Band Cellar No. 1 (see Thu). IOpm—lam. Modern jazz.

I Salsa Pa’Ti Cafe Habana (see Thu). 10pm—1am. Latin jazz and salsa DJ.


I Toto And The Dexters Harry’s Bar, Randolph Place, 539 8100. 3.30—5.30pm. Mainstream.

I 4th Dimension Caffe Sardi, 18 Forest Road, 220 5553. 7.30pm—midnight. Guitar and piano duo.

I Alex Shaw Trio Restaurant, Hilton National Hotel (see Fri). 8pm. Mainstream.

I Blues Inc Dix-Neuf, 97 Hanover Street, 220 6119. 8pm. Up-tempo blues. I Blue Nun/Jazz Incident Cellar No. 1 (see Thu). 10pm—1am. On fortnightly rotation.

I Salsa Pa'Ti Cafe Habana (see Thu). lOpm—lam. Latin jazz and salsa DJ.


I The Radge Jazz Band The Raj Restaurant on The Shore, Henderson Street, Leith, 553 3980. Noon—3pm. Enjo mellow jazz over lunch.

I E ith Budge The Dome Bar and Grill, 14 George Street, 624 8624. 1—5pm. Sin er.

I Dave Keir Jazztet/Jim Jammers Rose and Crown, Rose Street, 225 4039. 1.30pm. Alternating fortnightly traditional/modern.

I Live Jazz Maison Hector (See Thu). 4.30—7pm. Mainstream.

I Dos Por Tres Dix-Neuf (See Sat). 8pm. Latin jazz from this trio.


I Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar House Hotel, 12 Mayfield Gardens, 667 2828. 8.30pm. Traditional.

I Spirits Of Rhythm Caley Sample Room, 58 Angle Park Terrace, 337 7204. 8.30pm. Traditional.

I Swing 99 Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street, 225 6843. 9pm. Swing at the longest residency in Edinburgh.

I Live Jazz Whistle Binkies, 4—6 South Bridge, 557 5114. 10.30pm. Modern, artists vary.


I Eat Sam's Band/The Dreamliners Fat Sam’s, 56—58 Fountainbridge, 228 3111. 8pm. Swing and jump—jive/mainstream.

I Live Jazz Henderson’s (see Thu). 8pm. Artists vary.

I Son De Rhumba Cellar No. 1 (See Thu). 10pm—1am. Latinjazz.

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