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.
. THURSDAY 2
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 Dattce Company, who provide swing dance tuition at the beginning of each session. I Al's All-Night Joke Sh0p Bongo Club, 14 New Street. 558 7604. 10pm—3am. A strange brew, featuring comedy. cabaret and live music. This week’s instalment features the jazz sounds of electronic jazz-funksters Green Juice plus some Latin passion from Havana. Among the DJ selection is the Jazz Joint’s Frosty J.
I Freddie King Quintet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Renowned vocalist around Edinburgh and London and father of a whole jazz family, King brings his quintet to the Jazz Joint. DJs Lewis, Fawaz and Sly Si take it in turns to do their duty on decks.
I Cochrane Sings Sinatra King‘s Theatre, 297 Bath Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50—£16.50. Local lass Brenda Cochrane turns her vocal talents to the hits of the late, great Sinatra. accompanied by a 22-piece orchestra.
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre, 72 Berkeley Street. 221 3154. 7.30pm. ‘Nearly new horns in town’ with John Parkes. Visitors welcome. Further details from lirnie Speirs, l4 Glendee Road, Renfrew, 1’A4 0AD. 0141 886 294‘).
I Hermitage The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. 8pm. £5. This contemporary jazz outfit, which features saxophonist and flautist Paul Henderson, kicks off a new season ofjazz events at The Tall Ship. l’re-show suppers are available from The Pumphouse restaurant — to book a table, call 248 2884.
I Martin Taylor’s Spirit Of Django Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8.30pm. £11~£15 (£8). Jazz in the classic Reinhardt style as 'I‘aylor teams up with guitarists John Goldie and'I‘erry Gregory, sax man Dave ()‘Higgins. accordion player Jack limblow and drummer James 'I‘aylor fora swinging evening of supercharged tunes. See prev ie w pa ge '.’ '.’ '.’ '.’ 1’ '.’ 2’
I Salsa Celtica Bongo (flub, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 9.30pm—3am. £7 (£6). A heady mix ofjazz. African. Latin and Celtic rhythms from these movers and shakers on the Scottish scene, who will be giving a sneak preview of their new album.
I Groove Diggaz Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. l0pm—3am. £5. A dose of the funk from Edinburgh's p..-miere heavyweight soul outfit. featuring vocalist Tony King and the talents of Martin Kershaw on sax.
I Cochrane Sings Sinatra King‘s Theatre, 297 Ballt Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50—£16.50. See l-‘ri 3.
I Marty Grosz The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road. 3390631. 9pm. £10. The renowned US rhythm guitarist visits Harbour Jazz for their second event. Acclaimed for his
singing as well as his acoustic guitar abilities, Grosz has been involved in Soprano Summit with Kenny Davem and The Classic Jazz Quartet with Dick Sudhalter. Tonight he appears alongside trumpeter Dave Strutt and bassist Roy Percy. Pro-show suppers are available at The Pumphouse restaurant — to make a reservation, call 248 2884.
I NuSpirit Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £7.
N uspirit hosts the live debut of Neon Phusion, the latest collaboration to come out of the Bugz In The Attic stable. Featuring vocals, percussion, plus flute and keyboard skills from Kaidi Tatham, they will be performing tracks from their new album The Future Ain 'r The Same
As It Used To Be.
I Futuristica La Belle Angele, Hastie’s Close, 225 7536. 10.30pm—3am. £7. A
DJ night featuring the turntable talents
of resident Joseph Malik pitted against those ofTribal Funktion’s George T and Manga's G-Mac.
SUNDAY 5 Edinburgh
I John Trig Trio Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 9pm—3am. £4. A new night. featuring the mellow, guitar-led sounds of Trig and co.
I Comme Prima MacRobert,
University of Stirling, 01786 461081.
8pm. £6 (£3). Saxophonist Tony Sellars
leads this quintet through a subtle
selection of bop and groove numbers in the Blue Note vein.
; I DJ Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison
Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £3. The Jazz Joint turns to DJ-only nights, with Mondays on a drum & bass tip.
3 I DJ Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison
i Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £3.
i Tonight’s decks effects have a jazz, funk
and soul feel.
3 Glasgow I Black Voices - Music With A
Message Bute Hall, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, 330 4092. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). This a cappella female group have performed to rapturous
acclaim the world over, with their ; uplifting mix of gospel, reggae, blues,
jazz, pop and traditional African music.
Edinburgh I Jazz Singers' Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 9pm—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.
I Martin Kershaw Quartet Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). A selection of original, contemporary compositions from Berklee
' graduate and alto-sax expert Kershaw, who is accompanied by Paddy Flaherty on drums, Mario Caribe on bass and the ' ubiquitous Paul Harrison on keys.
I Funk Junkies La Belle Angele, Hastie‘s Close, 225 7536. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). A new night of serious dancetloor funk with a resident band featuring members of Elemental, Ugly Groove Movement and the Big Bang Big Band. Expect a wide selection of
funk and groove tunes, including
covers of hits from the likes of Stevie Wonder and Sly And The Family
T Stone. DJ support.
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, 221 3154. 7.30pm. ‘Sadly neglected’ with Bill Martin. Visitors welcome. Further details from Ernie Speirs, 14 Glendee Road, Renfrew, PA4 OAD. 0141 886 2949.
I Mike Tracy 8: Phil DeGreg The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. 9pm. £7.50. Another American visitation for Harbour Jazz, as sax0phonist Tracy and keyboardist DeGreg team up for an evening’s entertainment. Both artists are very active in jazz education in the USA, with Tracy holding a professorship at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. DeGreg is currently a resident at Cincinnati’s Blue Wisp Jazz Club. Pre-show suppers are available at The Pumphouse restaurant — to book, call 248 2884.
I Horse 8: Friends St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 8pm. £10 (£8). Horse McDonald is joined by an all- female line-up including jazz singer Sophie Bancroft, harpist Corrina Hewat and The Sirens. Part of Enact 2000.
I Read Quarters Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £5. HQ gets all grown-up and starts using its proper name. Still the same storming hip hop line-up though, with turntable technicians Extra and Kimo Cutz and a floorshow of rapping, rhythm, moves and grooves from the Scotland Yard crew.
I El Cometa All-Stars Big Beat, The Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 10.30pm-3am. £5—£7. Edinburgh’s finest Latin-jazz exponents, made up from members of Salsa Celtica, the East Coast Jazz Project and Freshly Squeezed, bear down with heavy urban Latin rhythms. DJ support from Big Beat regulars Simon, Stuart and Tinku.
I The Song Stylists Greenock Ans Guild, Campbell Street, 01475 723038. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4.50). James Flynn and The Alan McPike Trio sing the songs of swing legends like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
I Tom McNiven‘s Neural Interface MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 10.30pm. £6 (£3). A vibrant and polyrhythmic future jazz exploration from this ﬁve-piece.
I Bobby Wishart Jazztet The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. 9pm. £6. Wishart, one of Scotland’s leading jazz saxophonists, pays tribute to the music of the great Benny Golson. Golson’s work with Art Blakey and in The Jazztet, the band he co-led with Art Farmer, did much to help shape the development of hard bop in the late 50$. Pre-show suppers are available at The Pumphouse restaurant - to book, call 248 2884.
I Swirler Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm-3am. £5. Jazz meets street beats in this Kevin McKenzie project, which also features Gina Rae of The Lanterns on vocals and Phil and Tom Bancroft on sax and drums.
I Lizzard Lounge La Belle Angele, Hastie’s Close, 225 7536. 10pm—3am. £7 (£6). The Loungers celebrate their third birthday with the help of dancehall reggae diva Nubia, who appears with a full, live band, and a host of regulars, including Carlos Pena and AJ of Blacka’nized. Eh? Wun! and Joseph Malik keep the tables a turning.
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