The dates listed below are for one-off or ticketed shows; see separate section for free residencies. Gigs are listed b date. then by city. Performances will e listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Jazz listings compiled by Abigail Bremner.
I Otis Grand King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8.50. The Bay-area blues master returns with his guitar at the ready, accompanied by his ‘Big Blues Band’ featuring hot horns and driving rhythm section.
I Big Bang Big Band The Ark, Semple Street, 229 7733. 8pm—midnight. £5 (£3). A monthly residency from this big band. in partnership with Fly Right Dance Company, who provide swing dance tuition at the beginning of each session.
I Martin Kershaw Quartet Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 1(1pm—3am. £4 (£3). A selection of contemporary compositions from alto-sax expert Kershaw, who is accompanied by Paddy Flaherty on drums, Mario Caribe on bass and the ubiquitous Paul Harrison on keys. Unkle Fawaz is your turntable technician.
FRIDAY 4 Glasgow
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, 221 3154. 7.30pm. ‘Little and Large' with special guest Gerry McKendry. Visitors welcome. Further details from Ernie Speirs, l4 Glendee Road, Renfrew, 1’A4 0A1). 0141 886 2949.
I Otis Grand Queen's llall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8.30pm. £8.50—£9.50 (£6). See Thu 3.
I High Heel Sneakers Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. ltlpm—3am. £5. This six-piece, fronted by trumpeter Lorne Cowieson, dip into the Blue Note vault for a selection of funk and groove numbers. DJ Lewis sets the records straight.
I Nigel Clark Trio Rep Theatre, 'I‘ay Square, 01382 223530. 10.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Guitarist Nigel Clark (formerly of Hue and Cry) joins bassman Ewan Vernal (formerly of Deacon Blue) and drummer Mike Bradley for an accessible selection of jazz and Latin tunes.
I Big Vern ’n' The Shootahs Bourbon Street, 108 George Street, 552 0141. 7.30pm. £5—£16.50 (with dinner). Post- dinner entertainment from these blues stalwarts.
I Deacon Jones And The Sinners The Merlin, 168 Momingside Road, 447 4329. 8pm-lam. £7.50. The preacher and his brothers serve up an up-tempo offering of blues, swing and jive. DJ Al supports.
I Nuspirit Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm-3am. £7. A new, monthly club event down at the Jazz Joint, tonight featuring a live set from Victor Davies (Afro-Gigolo), whose acoustic guitar and vocal combination is causing quite a stir in dance-jazz circles. On the vinyl front, we are promised a jazzy, funky, soulful selection with a resident team of Mikey Stirton, Scott Rapson and Bob Cairns.
I Pollen St La Boum Village Hall. Traquair, 01896 831212. 8.30pm. £6. Edinburgh six-piece Pollen perform trance jazz with a touch of blues, while La Boum present songs to get you dancing.
I Sanskrit Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). A multi- media fusion of lights, visuals and music in 3 dub, drum & bass and roots vein.
. Edinburgh ; I Rarefaction 2000 Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £4
(£3). Young keyboardist Paul Harrison joins forces with the man with the drum machine
. Stuart Brown and sax player Martin
Kershaw for an exploration of their drum & bass potential. DJ Hitchins does decks.
TUESDAY 8 Edinburgh
I Diskographaz Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm-3am. £3. Jazz- dancc discs and a smattering of soul from a DJ pool which features Jazz Joint resident Sly Si and experts from Big Beat, Lizzard Lounge and Club Latino.
I Jazz Singers' Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 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 in an open mic session. FrostyJ provides the vinyl solution.
I D.S. Murray Quartet Jazz Joint, 8
E Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm--3am. £4 (£3). A funky, freestyle jazz and hip hop
' selection from these movers and shakers on f the Glasgow scene. Their national profile is ' on the up as well, thanks to last year’s
album release, Home Movies. Decks effects
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come from Sly Si.
3 I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian
Church Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, 221 3154. I 7.30pm. ‘Funny Valentine’ with guest
' musician Mike Clayton. Visitors welcome.
a Further details from Ernie Speirs, 14 Glendee
Road, Renfrew, PA4 OAD. 0141 886 2949.
I Jim Mullen 8: Freddie King Quintet JazzTrane, St Bride‘s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Renowned Glaswegian jazz guitarist Mullen joins in-house compere Freddie King and his quintet at the second night of this new club. Also on the billing is up-and- coming diva Nicola King, of Basic Collective and Blacka’nized fame.
I Joe Lovano & The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8.30pm. £10—£12.50 (£6). The SNJO pair up with one of the current greats in the world ofjazz, in the form of tenor
saxophonist Joe Lovano, whose earthy
i sound has lead to comparisons with John
Coltrane. Vocalist Judi Silvanojoins the
ensemble for Lovano’s Celebrating Sinatra, and musical director Tommy Smith
' presents a new piece, Torah, with Lovano
and soloist. I HQ Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538
. 7385. 10pm-3am. £5. The HQ guys move
on up to the Friday night slot, making their live hip hop session accessible to an
entirely new audience not normally out on a
school night. The line-up remains the same, with DJs Extra and Kimo Cutz supplying the decks effects plus live rapping and rhythm from the Scotland Yard collective. I Big Beat Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 10.30pm—3am. £5—£7. Hip hop laced funk and bossa nova beats from nu- jazz eight~piece Mr Gone, who guest at this jazz-dance night.
Dundee I Comme Prima Rep Theatre, Tay Square, 01382 223530. 10.30pm. £4
(£2.50). Saxophonist Tony Sellars leads the band through a subtle selection of bop and groove numbers.
SATURDAY 12 Glasgow
I Joe Lovano 8- The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 8pm. £11 (£6). See Fri 11.
I Colin Steele's Melting Pot Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm-3am. £5. Trumpeter Steele (Midnight Blue Band) leads his six-piece through a bop and soul selection with distinct Cannonball Adderly overtones.
I St Valentine's Day Big Band Dance Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, 01592 611101. 8pm. £6. Put on your dancing shoes as Andy Linton directs the band in a selection of classic big band tunes.
I In The Groove Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm-3am. £3. A selection of dancefloor-jazz cuts brought to you by a collective of the city’s most knowledgeable DJs — Tinku and Big Beat’s Simon, Stuart and Lees.
I Astrakhan Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, 01382 432000. noon—1pm. Free. New jazz trio from the Angus Glens, Astrakhan blend contemporary jazz sounds with the influences of African jazz, Coltrane and Omette Coleman.
MONDAY 14 Glasgow
I Salsa Celtica Princes Square, Buchanan Street, 221 0324. 7.30pm. Enjoy the furious folk-fusion of Salsa Celtica (9pm), plus a
dance demonstration from Salsa Sabrosa, over dinner at this Valentine‘s event. Buzzy Wares, ll Pavone, D'Arcy's and Ming‘s are the participating restaurants.
I Rarefaction 2000 Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). See Mon 7.
TUESDAY 15 Glasgow
I Martin Taylor Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Jan guitar virtuoso and former Stephane Grappelli collaborator Taylor performs at the launch of a new book. Masters OfJazz Guitar. The compendium features essays on jazz guitar history from some of the industry’s most celebrated commentators, including The List's very own Kenny Mathieson. Books and CDs will be available for signing.
Edinburgh I Diskographaz Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm-3am. £3. See Tue 8.
I Jazz Singers' Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Wed 9.
I Herb Geller & Brian Kellock Henry Wood Hall, 73 Claremont Street, 287 5511. 8pm. £8.50 (£6). Alto-sax star Geller teams up with Scotland's foremost jazz pianist Kellock to celebrate the release of their screen siren-inspired Hollywood Portraits, featuring their musical evocations of such as stars Mae West and Marilyn Monroe.
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