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 Henry Northmore and Kenny Mathieson.
I Cathie Rae llenry ‘s Ja/I Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385.8.311pm. £5 (£4). Cathie Rae has developed into a line singer of both jazz standards and more contemporary material. She will foctis on the latter repertoire tonight. including some of her own songs.
I The Soul Collective Canvas. 13 16 Walls Street. 552 2101. Midnight. £5. Playing original material and covers with a soul. jam and hip hop vibe.
I Button Up The Bull Club. 14 Fitzroy Place. l()pmwlam. A blend of soul and funk vibes from Paul Gallagher on piano. (iary John Kane on bass and Ross McFarlane on drums.
I Melting Pot Henry's Ja/l Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. Midnight. £5. 'l‘rumpeter (‘olin Steele (Midnight Blue Band) leads his six-piece through a funky. dancefloor-minded iall. set.
I Jazz 'n' Jive Club Fairmile Inn. 44 Biggar Road. 312 8243. 8pm. £4 (£3). ’l‘raditional and New Orleans jal/ from local stalwarts The Louisiana Ragtime Band and The Spirits of Rhythm.
I Fionna Duncan with The Gerry Culley Trio llenry‘s Jan Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5. Fionna Duncan is equally at home with traditional jazz belters and sophisticated jazz standards. and is accompanied here by the (ierry Culley 'l'rio. all the way from Dundee.
I Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with Maria Schneider Queen‘s Ilall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 8.30pm.
£10- £12.50 (£6). Maria Sclmeider is the heir to (iil livans. She is one of America’s fittest ja/l orchestra composers. and her collaboration with the Scottish National Jan. ()rchestra should be spectacular. See pI‘L'VILWV.
I Club Latino Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 10.30pm--3am. £6 (£5). Dancing. DJs and live mtisic from ten- piece Rumba Caliente create a night of salsa passion.
I High Heel Sneakers MitL‘Rnbc‘rl. l'niversity of Stirling. 01786 461081. 10.30pm. £6 (£3). 'l‘rumpeter Lorne Cowieson leads this energised live-piece. dipping into the classic Blue Note vault for a selection of funk and groove numbers.
I The Soul Collective Canvas. 13—16 \Valls Street. 552 2101. Midnight. £5. See Fri 16.
I Hung Drawn Quartet Brel. 3943 Ashton lane. 342 4966. 3—6pm. Free. ()riginally inspired by hearing the great 20th Street Saxophone Quartet. this line Glasgow-based all-saxophone outfit have earned a deserved reputation for their witty and imaginative compositions and swinging arrangements of jazz. standards and Latin tunes.
I Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with Maria Schneider RSAMI). l()() Renfrew' Street. 332 5057. 8pm. £11 (£6). See Fri 16.
I St Valentine's Bash St Andrew's In The Square. St Andrew's Street. 287 5511. 8.30pm. £4—£5. George Penman‘s
Ja/Imen play the best in traditional .ia/x at this Valentine‘s special.
I Alex Yellowlees' Hot Club Henry R Jan Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Violinist .-\le\ Yellow lees has finally added his name to the band he has led since its inception as The Hot Club. and continues to impress with his (irappelli—derived swing in the classic Hot Club style. with Marcus Ford on guitar.
I Goddard llenry's Jan Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. Midnight. £5. 'l‘hese tip- and-coming funksters play a selection of original and classic tunes. featuring vocalist Jeremy (iotltlztrtl.
I Fat Sam's Swing Band Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£4.50). Join Fat Sam's Swing Band for toe-tapping tunes. covering jump-lit e to swing. (ilenn Miller to Fats Domino.
I St Valentine's Dinner Dance Falkirk 'l'own 11all.\\'est Bridge Street. (11324 506850. 8pm~-midnight. £10. The (ieorge ()gilvie Dixieland and Swing band play jump jive and the romantic sound of sophisticated sw ing. A buffet is included in the price.
I Ronnie Rae's Scotia Nostra Carnegie Hall. Iiast Port. 01383 314127. 8pm. £7. Pianist and keyboard player Ronnie Rae performs his most recent modern jal/ compositions.
I Jafala Henry's Jan Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). .-\ jazz. funk and Latin selection froin this local outfit.
I Centre Stage Jazz Club The Auld Hundred. 100 Rose Street. 225 180‘). Mainstream. progressive and experimental jazz from the resident Dominic Spencer 'l‘rio. plus guest appearances at this new jazz. night.
I Power Of Scotland Big Band Henry‘s Jan. Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Drummer John Rae put this informal big band together a couple of years ago to provide a chance for some of the best musicians on the Scottish scene to get together for an informal btit organised blow. The band offers the chance both to revisit classic big band charts and explore new contemporary compositions.
I Indigo Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. l()pm—3am. £4. l.ive jau. funk and blues with strong vocal harmonies from Blue Bass Rumbles. with DJs keeping you dancing till late.
THURSDAY 22 Edinburgh
I Martin Kershaw Quartet Henry's Jazz. Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Saxophonist Martin Kershaw is familiar from funk/crossover bands like (ireen Juice. Rarefaction and (iroovediggaz. but this is his acoustic jazz. outfit. playing mainly his own compositions. with a few covers drawn froin the repertoire of the likes of Steve Coleman or Courtney Pine.
I Engine Canvas. 13—16 Walls Street. 552 2101. Midnight. £5. A funky mix of original music and covers from these regular performers. See new music special. page 10 for more info.
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