The dates listed below are for one- off or ticketed shows; see separate 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 A Night For Mozambique Bongo Club. 14 New Street, 558 7604. 8pm. £5 (£4 before 9pm). A fundraisiiig night which sees the [.izzard Lounge All Stars creating a Latin vibe. while ten-piece La Boum! mix African. Latin aitd Caribbean rhythms. I)Js confirmed so far include Joseph Malik (Lizzard Lounge) and George T (Tribal l’tiiiktion). There will also be food on hand from Ndebele.
I Four-Stroke-Five Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. lt)pm--3am. £4 (£3). A bit of a reunion for this sextet, who briitg their funked-up jazz beats and cool vocal vibe to the Jazz Joint.
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church Centre. 72 Berkeley Street, 221 3154. 7.30pm. The club has its annual gerteral tneeting. Visitors welcome. Further details from lirnie Speirs. 14 Glendce Road. Renfrew, l’;\4 DAT). 0141 886 2949.
I Suzanne Bonnar Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 7.30pm. £10 (£7.50). There‘s a touch of the blues in the vocals of Botinar, who is renowned for her rich voice and sensitive interpretations. Here she is accompanied by Paul Harrison. Mario Caribe and Jim Drummond. l’tiri ofJazz Now!
I Brockie, Clark, MacFarlane 8: McKenzie Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 8pm. £6 (£5). The debut of this major collaboration, which sees four of Scotland‘s leading guitarists join forces to showcase original
com )osilions'. l’iirt of./a:: Now!
I E die Severn Quintet Henry's Cellar Bar, 8-~l6a Morrison Street, 538 7385. 8pm. £6 (£5). 'l'rumpeter and flugelhorn- player Severn brings together some well- known faces in this new band. namer Dave Milligan on keyboards. Tom Lyne on bass. l’hil Bancroft on saxophone and brother Tom on drums. On the music front. we are promised driving rhythms coupled with warm melodies. Part ofJa:: Now!
I John Rae's Celtic Feet Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street, 228 1404. 10.15pm. £7.50 (£6). A meeting of folk and jazz minds to produce a contemporary fusion which draws on the talents of Brian Kellock. Phil Bancroft, Mario Caribe. liilidli Shaw (on ﬁddle) and Simon 'l’lioumire (on coneertina) as
I Subie Coleman MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 10.30pm. £6 (£3). Vocalist Coleman, who has previously worked with the Midnight Blue band, delivers an incredible range of songs, from mellow ballads to up-tempo R&B cuts.
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I Dave Anderson Entertains The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 400 9856. 9pm. £7. A solo slot, plus guest, from this bluesman, whose material covers blues, standards and original songs. Pre-show suppers are available from The Pumphouse restaurant — to book, call 248 2884.
I Groove Diggaz with Nicola King Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. Midnight. £5. Nicola and Tony King make it a family affair on vocals, fronting the Groove Diggaz through their serious funk and soul sounds — which range from classic James Brown to new compositions from the pen of resident saxophonist Martin Kershaw. Part of Jazz Now!
I Don Paterson Duo 8: Trio AAB Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 1.30pm. £6 (£5). A veteran of Celtic-jazz groups such as Talisker, guitarist Paterson will be joined tonight by a special guest. Trio AAB, featuring the Bancroft brothers and guitarist Kevin McKenzie, have already developed a reputation of innovation, with their debut album. Cold Fusion, nominated as Jazz On Radio 3’s album of the year. Part of Jazz Now!
I Nigel Clark Trio 81 Laura Macdonald Quartet Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£6). Guitarist Clark and his band are praised for their stunning technique and subtle use of instrumentation. while up-and- coming alto-saxophonist Macdonald squeezes in this gig before returning to the US to continue work on her first recording. Part of Jazz Now!
I Tam White 8: Brian Kellock Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 10.15pm. £10 (£7.50). Scotland‘s original gravel-voiced crooner sings songs from his new album, The Crossing, accompanied by much-in-demand jazz pianist Kellock. Part ofJazz Now!
I Futuristica La Belle Angele, Hastie’s Close. 225 7536. 10.30pm—3am. £8. Higher Ground‘s Mr Todd joins Joseph and Daryl for an international beats selection.
I Paul Harrison Trio 81 John Burgess Quartet Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. 6pm. £6 (£5). Contemporary jazz from hotly-tipped young pianist Harrison and his band. whose debut album, Nemesis, is being released to coincide with this gig. Tenor saxophonist Burgess, whose album The
And all that Jazz: Cathie Rae hosts alternate Jazz Singers Nights
Edinburgh’s favourite faces, Venezuelan sonero Carlos Pena and Blacka’nized’s A.J., provide the vocals, while instrumentation comes from a who’s who of the local Latin scene. On the music front, expect Latin and jazz tunes infused with a hip hop sensibility. Part ofJazz NOW!
I Altered Beatz 2000 Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £2 (£1). Decks effects come courtesy of drum & bass man Decknical Hitch, with live vocals from Alice McLaughlin and a touch of sax from Nico da Chico.
I The Brass Quintet Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 8pm. £5 (£3). Resident musicians of Saint Petersburg‘s Theatre of Modern Art, this group incorporate jazz, classical and Russian folk music in their performances.
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 in an open mic session. Accompaniment comes from a stellar quartet which features young keyboardist Paul Harrison and Average White Band drummer Paul Mills.
I Heather Corbett & Bob Stephenson Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 334 9757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50-£4). One of Britain‘s leading percussionists Corbett is accompanied on keyboards by Stephenson for an afternoon of genre- spanning sounds. including smatterings ofjazz. ragtime and the works of J.S.Bach.
I Funk Junkies La Belle Angele. Hastie‘s Close, 225 7536. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Laying on the funk, soul and jazz
at The Jazz Joint, Wed 19 8: 26 Apr
I Put On Your Easter Sonet The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 400 9856. 8pm. Food from £9.95. Enjoy jazz piano and vocals over pasta and a glass of wine at this Easter special.
I Latino 2000 Lizzard Lounge, La Belle Angele, Hastie’s Close, 225 7536. 10pm—3am. £6—£7. A hip hop-infused Latin-jazz selection as A.J. from Blacka’nized and Venezuelan singer Carlos Pena blend their vocal talents, with a little help from the cream of local future-jazz musicians. DJ support comes from Lounge residents Eh? Wun! and Joseph Malik.
I High Heel Sneakers Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £5. This six-piece, fronted by west coast trumpeter Lorne Cowieson. dips into the Blue Note vault for a selection of funk and groove numbers.
I STP Negociants, 45—47 Lothian Street. 225 6313. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Jazz-fusion from this quartet who, after many years experience on the scene. have got together to showcase their own compositions. Band members are Andy Christie. Dhevdhas Nair, Chris Harris and Dave Sheen.
I The Sunday Joint Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 9pm—3am. £2 (£1). Mellow is most deﬁnitely the mood for the Jazz Joint’s new Sun sessions. with funky soul grooves from DJs Sly Si and Tinku, plus guests.
I Altered Beatz 2000 Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. ltlpm—3am. £2 (£1). See Mon 17.
I Diskographaz Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison
well as the inimitable drums ofJohn Rae himself. l’al'l of.la:: Now!
I Big Beat Bongo ('lub, 14 New Street. 558 7604. It).3llpm--3am. £5—£7. Big Beat host the launch of new compilation Blue Brazil .5’. Blue Note‘s Mark Taylor, who picked the featured tunes, guests alongside Big Beat regulars Simon.
Street. 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £2 (£1). Beats and scratching in a hip hop stylce as turntable technician DJ lixtra (of HO and The Dynamic Duo) takes over the decks.
Urge To Burge was released last year, leads his outfit through a free-flowing jazz selection. Part ofjazz Now!
I Tommy Smith Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 8.30pm. £10 (£7.50). With his solo debut in
Edinburgh, saxophonist Smith diverges ; m
from his previous work with the Scottish
courtesy of the cream of local musicians, whose joint CV includes work with Elemental. Ugly Groove Movement and the Big Bang Big Band. DJ support in the same funk vein.
Stuart and Tinku, and there will be CD giveaways for the lirst people through the door.
I Green Juice & Rarefaction Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. Midnight. £5. A double bill of future jazz beats from Jazz Joint regulars Green Juice and Rarefaetion. Green Juiee‘s breakbeat fusion comes from Berklee graduate Martin Kersliaw on sax, Willy Molluson on drums. Sly Si on bass and decks. plus vocal interaction from Frosty J. Rarefaction. featuring keyboardist Paul Harrison and drum machine maestro Stuart Brow '1. in on tlw (lllllll 8: bass. lii'lt”
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National Jazz Orchestra to present a performance featuring only his instruments, a loop machine and some pre-recorded ambient sounds. Part of Jazz Now!
I Christianna Neves Trio Negociants, 45—47 Lothian Street, 225 6313. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). Brazilian pianist Neves makes her Scottish debut in a concert presented in association with Assembly Direct. She is accompanied in the full spectrum of Brazilian jazz by drummer John Rae and fellow-countryman Mario Caribe on bass. I ’art of Jazz Now!
I Latino 2000 Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Slrt‘t't, 5.58 738.5. 11.30pm. £5. Two of
I Sister Soul Jazz Joint. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £5. Always a busy night. this popular event has expanded into a ten-piece extravaganza -- the sisters in question are Nicola King. Subie Coleman and Cathie Rae. who supply the scintillating soul vocals while the Midnight Blue Band backs them tip. I Club Latino Bongo Club. l4 New Street. 558 7604. 10.3(lpni—3am. £6 (£4—£5). Swingin’ salsa tunes courtesy of DJ Simon. with free dance classes if you get there early, plus Capoeira dancing in the backroom and a tasty selection of Latin .'\inerican food for sale.
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2 Edinburgh I The Funk Revelation Bongo Club. I4
New Street. 558 7604. 9pm. £5. Ten- pieee band Sotil Collective brew tip a unique fusion of soul. jazz. funk and hip- hop.
Morrison Street. 538 7385. 9pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Wed 19.
I Four-Stroke-Five Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. ll)pm-—3am. £4 (£3). See Thu 13.