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I Paul Weller Barrowland, Glasgow, 12/13


I The Silencers Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 13 May.

I Ran Weller Playhouse, Edinburgh, 14 May.

I Ian Hunter Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 16


I Lou Reed Playhouse, Edinburgh, 17 May.

I The Wolf‘tones Barrowland, Glasgow, 20


I Milte Scott Greenock Arts Centre, 20 May.

I Milte Scott Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, 21 May.

I Shirley Bassey SECC, Glasgow, 21


ay. I Shooglenifty Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 23 May.

I Big Big Country Festival Various venues, Glasgow, 24 May-4 Jun.

I St Etienne Art School, Glasgow, 25 May. I Asian Dub Foundation Garage, Glasgow, 25 Ma .

I Average White Band Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 25/26 May.

I One Minute Silence Garage, Glasgow,

28 May.

I Vonda Shepard Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 30 May.

I Big Country Barrowland, Glasgow, 21 May.

I JJ Burnel Cottier Theatre, Glasgow, 1


I Nanci Griffith 8: The Blue Moon Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 1 Jun.

I Muse Garage, Glasgow, 2 Jun.

I Homelands Straid Farm, Dalleagles, 3


I Bentley Rhythm Ace Garage, Glasgow, 3 Jun.

I Pearl Jam SECC, Glasgow, 3 Jun. SOLD OUT

I Gabrielle Cottier Theatre, 12/13 Jun.

I The Exploited Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 13 Jun.

I The Fall Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 16

Jun. I Eric Bibb Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 20


I The Beta Band Garage, Glasgow, 23 Jun.

I Leatherface Cathouse, Glasgow, 23 Jun. I The Bloodhound Gang Barrowland, Glasgow, 25 Jun.

I Tony Bennett Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, 1 Jul.

I Tina Turner Hampden, Glasgow, 7 Jul. I T in the Park Balado, Kinross, 8/9 Jul. I Alice Cooper Barrowland, Glasgow, 16 Jul.

I Oasis Murrayfreld, Edinburgh, 29 Jul. I Glasgow Green feat. Oasis and Stereophonics 25/26 Aug.

I Mel C Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 9 Se

p. I Chris Rea Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 21 Oct.

I Gabrielle Caird Hall, Dundee, 5 Nov

I Gabrielle Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 6 Nov.

I Tom Jones SECC, Glasgow, 17 Nov.

I Marti Pellow Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 20 Nov.

jazz listings

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 27 Glasgow

I Dave Milligan Trio Ad Lib, 11 Hope Street, 248 6645. 9pm. £3. Quality live jazz from this trio, fronted by pianist Milligan.


I Four-Stroke-Five Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). A bit of a reunion for this sextet, who bring their funked-up jazz beats and cool vocal vibe to the Jazz Joint.

FRIDAY 28 Glasgow I Steve Lacy CCA at McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0522. 8pm. £11-£12.50. The stellar soprano saxophonist, reputedly the man who inspired John Coltrane to take up the instrument, kicks off the CCA’s free improvisation and electronica series Free RadiCCAIs. His experience spans the genres and stars of the last 50 years of jazz, from Dixieland to avant garde, from Thelonious Monk to Carla Bley. His compositions often incorporate text from modern writers and he has been building up quite a solo repertoire over the past twenty years. Prior to the event there will be a screening of short film GiaIIo by Gina Tornatore. I Button-Up The Buff Club, 14 Fitzroy Place, 01236 605003. 9.30pm. £4. Mellow jazz vibes in a loungey, instrumental vein, with the occasional soundtrack cover creeping in.


I Freddie King Quintet and Dave Heath Group St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Flautist Dave Heath, who has composed for artists across the spectrum - from James Galway to Evelyn Glennie - as well as playing with the likes of Sting, brings his group to The Jazztrane to join the resident band and hard working MC Freddie King.

I 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 Adderley overtones. The Joint’s resident DJ Andy B minds the decks.


I Green Juice MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 10.30pm. £6 (£3). Electronic break-beat jazz from Green Juice, featuring saxophonist

Martin Kershaw, Willy Molluson and Sly Si, plus rapper Frosty J.

SATURDAY 29 Glasgow

I Fernandez. Ryan 8: Casserley Trio CCA at McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0522. 3pm. £8.50-£10. Pianist Agusti Fernandez, whose influences include avant garde jazz innovator Cecil Taylor, collaborates with computer programmer Joel Ryan and electro-acoustic manipulator Lawrence Casserley for this Free RadiCCAIs event.

I Everybody Loves Saturday Night The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 400 9856. 8pm. Free. Live jazz, featuring piano plus vocalist Samuel Lawrence, over a meal or some light refreshment at the bar. Pasta and a glass of wine available from £9.95.

I Schlippenbach Trio and Moholol

Beresford/Edwards CCA at McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0522. 8pm. £11-£12.50. Pianist, composer and exponent of free improvisation, Alex von Schippenbach makes his long overdue Scottish debut with percussionist Paul Lovens and acclaimed saxophonist Evan Parker (who is also responsible for the programming of the Free RadiCCAls series). Also on the bill is a trio led by South African drummer Louis Moholo, of Blue Notes fame, accompanied by pianist Steve Beresford and bassist John Edwards.


I Groove Diggaz Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). A dose of the funk from Edinburgh’s premiere heavyweight soul outfit, . featuring vocalist Tony King and the talents of Martin Kershaw on sax. Andy B minds the decks.

I Green Juice Futuristica, La Belle Angele, Hastie’s Close, 225 7536. 10.30pm-3am. £8. Future jazz fusionists Green Juice, fronted by saxophonist Martin Kershaw, bring their breakbeat selection to Futuristica. Joseph Malik and new resident Daryl G supply the latest beats on decks.



I Evan Parker/Joel Ryan CCA at McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0522. 3pm. £8.50—£10. Series programmer Parker gets the opportunity to come into his own in this bill, which features his unique saxophone work, honed through breathing and tonguing techniques, coupled with the computer manipulation skills of Ryan. Part of the Free RadiC CA Is series.

I Yuri Honing Trio Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 287 5511. 8pm. £7 (£4). This Dutch trio, on saxophone, bass and drums, return with their unique take on the jazz idiom which, alongside original tunes, features strange versions of classic songs by the likes of ABBA and The Police.

I TakaselMahall and Schlippenbach! Casserley CCA at McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0522. 8pm. £11—£12.50. Versatile jazz pianist Aki Takase, who is lauded for her conventional output as well as for the freeform material which will form the basis of tonight’s performance, teams up with bass clarinettist Rudi Mahall of the Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. The second pairing of the evening sees German pianist Alex von Schlippenbach joining forces with electro-acoustic artist Lawrence Casserley. Part of the Free RadiCCA Is series.

I Tall Ship Quartet The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 400 9856. 9pm. £5 (two for one offer). Smooth jazz sounds on vibes, piano, bass and percussion. Pre-show suppers are

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available from The Pumphouse restaurant - to book, call 248 2884, and there’s no entry charge for those dining.


I Blues 2000 Corn Exchange, New Market Road, Gorgie, 07000 794704. 2—11pm. £25. An all-day celebration of the blues, featuring legendary Chicago guitarist Otis Rush, Louisiana harmonica man Lazy Lester and folk-blues diva Odetta as well as a host of local talent, not least the newly-reformed Blues ‘N’ Trouble, whose lead guitarist John Bruce is one of the forces behind this event. Those of a delicate disposition will be relieved to hear that food and drink will be available throughout the day.

I The Sunday Jount Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 9pm—3am. £2 (£1). Mellow is most definitely the mood for the Jazz Joint’s new Sunday sessions, with funky soul grooves from DJs Sly Si and kau, plus guests.

MONDAY 1 Edinburgh

I Jazz Joint 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. Closed for refurbishment.

TUESDAY 2 Glasgow

I Swing 2000 Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 287 5511. 9pm. £17.95 with dinner (£5). A swinging selection from the holders of Edinburgh’s longest- running pub residency, featuring Dick Lee on clarinet and sax, Roy Percy on bass and double guitars from John Russell and Phil Adams. Part of Basement Jazz’s ‘Jazz Dinners’ series - dinner from 7pm.


I Jazz Joint 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. Closed for refurbishment.


I Jazz Joint 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. Closed for refurbishment.

THURSDAY 4 Glasgow

I AMM CCA at McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0522. 9.30pm. £11—£12.50. The founders of Britian’s free improvisation movement, AMM have a bit of a reputation for the avant garde, with lyrical silences forming an important part of their performance. Classical influences have also left their mark as band personnel have come and gone, and we detect a touch of Taoism in the title of their Nameless Uncarved Block album. Part of the Free RadiCCAls series.

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