MUSIC jazz



I Big Bang Big Band The Ark, Semple Street, 229 7733. 8pm—midnight. £5 (£3). A monthly residency from this big band in conjunction with the Fly Right Dance Company, who provide swing dance tuition at the beginning of each session. No partner necessary.

I Dave Milligan Trio Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Band on stage at 9.30pm. Pianist Milligan and his trio kick-start the Jazz Joint’s new programme. Fresh from a refurbishment and with a grant from the Musicians’ Union in recognition of their live music promotion, things will be picking up down at the Joint. Lizzard Lounge’s Joseph Malik is the man behind the decks.

I Funk Junkies La Belle Angele, Hastie’s Close, 225 7536. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Laying on the funk, soul and jazz 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.

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I Parker/Guyllytton and Schweizer CCA at McLeIIan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0522. 8pm. £8.50—£10. With his feet (slightly) more firmly in the jazz idiom, saxophonist Evan Parker leads this trio featuring renowned composer and bassist Barry Guy (of the London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra) and percussionist Paul Lytton. Also appearing is Swiss pianist Irene Schweizer, a major player in the European free jazz movement. Part of the Free RadiCC/ils series.


I The Subie Coleman Band Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Band on stage at midnight. Smooth soul sister and vocalist around town Subie Coleman fronts her own outfit, which will saunter through a selection of soul and funk classics. DJ

support comes from Jazz Joint regular Andy B.

SATURDAY 6 Glasgow

I Casserleyllytton and Barrett/Oliver CCA at McLeIIan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0522. 3pm. £8.50—£10. A meeting of the minds in a high-tech/low-fi scenario as Lawrence Casserley’s computer manipulation combines with Paul Lytton’s self-made percussion and amplification objects. Electronic composer Richard Barrett, whose pieces have been performed by ensembles across Europe. teams up with improvisational violin and viola player Mary Oliver. Part of the Free RadiCCAls series.

I Witch Gong Games and Homburgerl Guy CCA at McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0522. 8pm. £8.50—£10. London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra artistic director Barry Guy presents this piece, for which he has orchestral accompaniment. It’s a musical interpretation of the paintings of Alan Davie, which play on archetypal symbols. Guy quickly jumps ship to join forces with baroque violinist Maya Homburger for the evening’s second set, which revels in the unusual tensions of old and new music. Part of the Free RadiCCA Is series.


I Nu Jazz Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 10am—5pm. £25 (£15). As part of their continuing programme, The Queen’s Hall present this education event, featuring workshops and sessions for people of all abilities. There will also be tutoring and ensemble class from renowned jazzman lan Carr. who plays trumpet, flugclliorn and keyboards and is best known in; lii~. xxutl H. illt ,"iit' '1 'lx’

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I The Bobby Hughes Experience Lizzard Lounge, La Belle Angele, Hastie’s Close, 225 7536. 10pm-3am. £5-£7. The Bobby Hughes Experience is the brainchild of Scandinavian Latin-jazz fusionist Espen Horne, whose peculiar keyboard expertise can be experienced on his latest release Fusa Riot.

I Nuspirit Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £7 (£6). DJ Alex Attias, who has worked for Versatile and Main Squeeze as well as his own Visions label, makes his Scottish debut at this soul-jazz club night.


I Fat Sam's Band Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, 887 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Join Fat Sam’s Band for toe-tapping tunes, covering jump-jive to swing, from jazz greats like Glenn Miller and Fats Domino.


I Glyn Madden and Chiho Sunamoto Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, 01592

61 1101. 7.30pm. £3. An evening of music, ranging from jazz and showtunes to light classical, performed on state-of- the-art electronic organs.

SUNDAY 7 Glasgow

I Keith Rowe CCA at McLeIIan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0522. 3pm. £8.50—£10. A solo set from this electric guitarist who, along with saxophonist Lou Gare co-founded free improvisationalist outfit AMM. Part of the Free RadiC CA Is series.

I The Bobby Hughes Experience The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 221 4001. 7pm. £5. See Sat 6.

I John Mayall and Peter Green Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £13.50—£17.50. Two of the British blues scene’s formative members team up for the first time since the 60s.

I Celebration Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 287 5511. 8pm. £6.95 (£3.50). A musical celebration hosted by Sheena Wellington which sees the lestyn Evans Quintet representingjazz, harpist Phamie Gow representing folk, Catherine Baker representing classical and cabaret singing and Philippa Vafadari putting on a show which involves both circus and acting skills.

I Kenny Wheeler Quartet CCA at McLeIIan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0522. 8pm. £11—£12.50. Trumpet and flugelhornist Wheeler is still much in demand as a band-member and has led numerous groups in his own right,

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such as the melodieally rich Azimuth, which he co-founded with another of the musicians on tonight’s bill, pianist John Taylor. Also sharing the stage for the last concert in the Free RadiCCAIs series are bassist Chris Laurence and drummer Martin France.


I DJ Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £2. A smooth Sunday selection of vinyl from your favourite Jazz Joint DJs.



I John Mayall and Peter Green Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £13.50—£17.50 (£10.50—£14.50). See Sun 7.

I DJ Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £2. A DJ- only night featuring a selection of Jazz Joint regulars.



I Firefly Benefit Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). A benefit cabaret night in aid of Firefly, a youth development project in Bosnia.



I Cathie Rae's Jazz Singers' Night Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 9.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). Band on stage at 9.30pm. Vocalist Cathie Rae hosts this night, presenting a selection ofjazz standards as well as an open mic session to showcase new (and established) talent. Accompaniment comes from a trio featuring young keyboardist Paul Harrison, Brian Shiels and Stuart Brown.


I The Producers Wynd Theatre, Buccleuch Street, 01896 823854. 8.30pm. £8 (£5). Electric and acoustic blues of the urban variety from this versatile UK outfit, who were hailed as Blues Band of the Year in 1999.

THURSDAY 11 Edinburgh

I Brian Kellock Trio Jazz Joint, 8 Morrison Street, 538 7385. 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Band on stage 9.30pm. The Brian Kellock Trio, fronted by one of Scotland’s foremost jazz pianists, supply the tunes, with decks effects from new


Challenging convention: pianist Aki Takase and clarinettist Rudi Mahall team up as Dart of the Free Radicals series, CCA, Glasqow, Sun 30 Apr



The followin details are for regular free weekl ates: see main listings for one-o or ticketed shows. Gigs are listed by c , 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 Live Jazz Ad Lib, 111 Hope Street, 248 6645. 9pm. A changing selection of regulars on the scene.

I Paul Gallacher Corinthian, 191 lngram Street, 552 1101. 10pm—2am. Piano classics, from Broadway to Beethoven.

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


I Shona Fraser and Paul Gallacher Corinthian (see Thu). 6pm—2am. Requests on iano.

I Bobby Wtshart and Band 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 Harry Margolis' Miller Band L’Attaehe, 27 Waterloo Street, 221 3210. 2—5pm. Big band in the Glenn Miller vein.

I Lauder‘s 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—6pm. Eighteen-piece big band.

I Live Jazz Brel, 39 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 3—6pm. Free. Sat 29 Apr Chick Lyall Trio. Sat 6th May —- Peter Uhlhaas Quartet.

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 possiblity of private functions, phone to confirm.

I Live Jazz Millars, 515 Sauchiehall Street, 248 2016. 8.30pm. Various bands. I Sam Corry and Trio Cafe Rouge, John Street, 552 4433. 8.30—10.30pm. Former River Detectives frontman.

I Shelagh Buchanan Sizzlers’ Steakhouse, 79 Albion Street, 552 4200. 9pm. Enjoy jazz guitar and vocals over dinner booking on the number above. I Live Jazz Brewery Tap, 1055 Sauchiehall Street, 339 0643. 9.30pm. Jazz funk.

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


I Button-Up Corinthian (see Thu). 1—4pm. Jazz, lounge and soundtracks. I Live Jazz Bar 10, 10 Mitchell Lane, 572 1446. 3-5pm. Sun 30 Apr John Miller. Sun 7 May Paddy Flaherty Trio. I Michael Deans Jazz Quartet Cottiers Bar, 93 Hyndland Street, 357 5825. 4—7pm. Traditional jazz.

I Violet Leighton Trio Polo Lounge, Wilson Street, 553 1221. 4—6pm. Singer and band.

I Live Jazz Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. Sun 30 Apr Morph. Sun 7 May Hermie Longalong.

I Kerry Tracey Corinthian (see Thu). 10pm—2am. Jazz funk followed by classic jazz piano in the Ella Fitzgerald mould.

I Jazz DJ Baby Grand (see Thu). 10.30pm.

Mondays I Fianna Duncan with The Ronnie Rae Trio Mc(‘huill‘<. will Hioh Sim-t.