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.

Thursday 1


I Colin Steele Trio Henry's Ja/l Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). 'I‘rumpeter ('olin Steele leads an unusual. (‘het Baker-inspired trio. with Ross Milligan on guitar and Kenny lillis on bass. See preview.


I Button Up ('anvas. 13 to Walls Street. 552 2””. Midnight. £5. Regular perl‘ormers with a hlend of soul and l'unk leatiiring Paul (iallagher on piano. (iary' .lohn Kane on bass and Ross Met-‘arlane on drums.

0 Bill Wells Octet |3lh .‘s'oie ('Iuh. 2()(l (‘Iy'de Street. 243 2l77. 8.30pm. £6 (£4). Lol ('oxhill. one ol the l'K‘s lead— ing _ia// iinprovisers teanis tip with Bill Wells and his oetet l'or an evening ol' ia/l/roek Ct'ossoy er. See preview.


I High Heel Sneakers lleni-y 's Ja/l Bar. 8 Morrison Street. .538 7385. Midnight. £5. This live-pieee. lronted hy west eoast trumpeter Lorne ('ow ieson. dip into the Blue .\'ote vatilt tor a seleetion ol' limit and groove numbers.

I Jazz ‘n’ Jive Club l-‘airniile Inn. 44 Biggar Road. 312 8243. 8 ll.3()pm. £() (£5). Mike l)urham's Swing Six will he on hand It) proy ide some swinging traditional jai/l.

I Ailsa McCreary Henry's Jan Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5. l‘resh interpretations of elassie and modern jal/ from this up and eoming voealist on the Seottish jazz seene.

I Salsa Celtica Big Band Queen‘s Hall. ('lerk Street. ()68 2lll‘). 8.30pm.

£ ll) 1; | 2.50 (£6). A relatively rare outing for the enlarged. l'ull hig hand-size version ol~ this litiger popular tidinhurgh- hased outlit. tixpeet the Usual heady mix ol'ja/l. .»\l'riean. Latin and (‘eltie rhythms from this lively group only louder and with even more impaet.

0 Lee Fields and The Explorers Lti Belle Angele. llustie‘s Close. 225 753o. l l.3()pm 3am. £8 (£7). Lee Fields returns for another explosive gig at l'tink night Big Beat.


I Balance The Jan ('Iuh. MaeRohert (‘entre. t'niversity of Stirling. ()l78o 4()l()8|. lt).3(lpin. £() (£3). Drummer Stuart Brown and trumpeter Alan \\'y lie lead this eontemporary ja/l otitlit in atmospherie improvisations ov er strong hass & drum grooves.


I Alison Burns Trio l)undee Rep. Tay Square. (H382 22353l). l().3()pin. £4 (£2.50). The Penny Dainties' singer gives an emotive perl‘ormanee l‘ronting her own outlit.

Glasgow I Button Up (‘anyas. l3-- l6 Walls Street. 552 2th]. Midnight. £5. See Fri 2.

I Burt MacDonald Quartet Bret. 39-43 Ashton Lane. 342 4960. 3—.opm. l-‘ree. (itiitai‘ist (ieorge Burt and saxophonist Raymond Mael)ona|d front the quartet who proelaim themselves to

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he eooler than Sinatra. it not quite as good as Beethoven.


I Freddie King Henry 's Jax/ Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5. Renowned voealist around tidinhtirgh and London and lather ol a whole ial/ lamily. King brings his hehop sound to Henry 's to pay homage to the w hole gamut ol great jal/ singers.

I Groovediggaz Henry ‘s Jan Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. Midnight. £5. lidinhurgh's premiere heay y weight retro- ltink otitlit. l'eaturing \oealist Tony King and the talents M Martin Kershaw on sax.


0 Wells Octet ('owane (t‘lltll‘. (‘ow‘ane Street. (H780 473544. 8pm. £8 (£6). See Hi 2.


0 Bill Wells Trio l3th Note (tile. 50 ()0 King Street. 5.53 l()38. 8.30pm. £5. Bill Wells returns with his ja/l roek' sound. this time with his Trio. See pre-


I Brian Kellock Trio Henry 's Jal/ Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5. Brian Kelloek is widely reeognised as a pianist ol~ genuine international elass. hut he has deyeloped the kind of tight-knit empathy with his eollahoi‘ators in this e\ee|lent trio. Kenny lillis on bass and John Rae on drums. that can only eoine l'i'oin sustained playing together. The resulting musieal growth ol all three has been one ol the most heartening developments in reeent Seoltish ja/l.


I Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon ('raigsl'ai‘ni. Maree Walk. ('raigshill. ()l5tlo 433634. I 3pm. £5 (£3). Relax to the sounds of \oealist Louise Holden and the Devlin-Thorp Trio.


I Centre Stage Jazz Club The :\uld Hundred. l()() Rose Street. 225 l8tl‘). Mainstream. progressive and experimental ja/l iron) the resident Dominic Speneer Trio. plus guest appearanees.

Wednesday 7


I Watercolours Henry ‘s Ja// Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Bree/y. l’at Metheny-inspired melodies and a toueh of Latin inlluenee

t'roni guitarists Maleolni Mael-"arlane arid Jed Broekie.

I Spiritual Noise Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 "(M4 0pm lam. £4. l‘unk out with this happening ll\ e aet.

Thursday 8


I Sylvia Rae Quartet Henry 's Ja/x Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 738.5. 8.30pm. £5l£4).:\ mion mainstream and eontemporary songs l'i‘om singer

Sy ly ia Rae (who also makes tip one third ol' indie popsters The Lanterns). with Brian Kelloek (piano). Kenny tillis (bass) and John Rae (drums).


I Goddard Canvas. 1.3 It) Walls Street. .552 2TH]. Midnight. £5. These tip—and-eoming l'unk‘sters play a seleetion of original and elassie tunes. featuring \oealisl Jeremy (ioddard.


I High Heel Sneakers Henry ‘s Ja/l Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. Midnight. £5. See Hi 2.

I Jazz ‘n’ Jive l-‘airmile Inn. 44 Biggar Road. 312 8243. 8pm midnight. £4 (£3). Traditional and New ()rleans ia/l iron) the Spirits ol~ Rhythm and special guests l);t\ e Keit'is Hot l'iottr.

I Nigel Clark Trio Henry 's Ja/l Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5. (itiitarist Nigel ('Iark (l'ormerly ol Hue and ('ry )ioins hassman liwan Vernal (formerly ol‘ l)eaeon Blue) and drummer Mike Bradley l'ot' an aeeessihle seleetion ol'ja/I and Latin tunes. The guitarist has signed a new record deal with the New York-based Arkadia Ja/I lahel.


I Fionna Duncan (‘ai‘negie Hall. liast l’ort. ()l383 3l4l27. 8pm. £7. Singer l-‘ionna l)unean presents her own interpretations ol traditional and mainstream _ia//.

Saturday 1 0

Glasgow I Goddard ('anvas. l3 lo Walls Street. 552 2101. Midnight. £5. See L'ri l).

I Rob Hall Scottish Quartet Brel. 3‘) 43 Ashton Lane. 342 4‘)()(). 3 ()pm. Free. Saxophonist Roh Hall is equally at home in both jazz and elassieal musie. hut turns his attention to the musie ol' pianist Bill livans for this gig.


I Hot Charanga Sauce lleni-y ‘s Ja/l Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. Midnight. £5. The startling \oiee ol' ('arlos Pena l‘ronts a new group playing

Brazilian wn intisie. with (‘arrie MeKenna illute). Day e l’atriek (piano). and Seotland's resident Bra/ilian bass player. Mario (‘arihe

I Pindorama Henry ‘s .la/z Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 "385 8 30pm. £5, l’indoraina is apparently an older name l'oi' Bra/il. and t'elleets the hot Bi'a/ilian inllueneed ia// served up by this new group. lormed by members ol Bra/illtanee.


I Martin Kershaw Quartet

Henry 's Jan Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5. Sa\ophonist Martin Kershaw 's aeoustie lit/l outlit. playing mainly his own eoinpositions. and the oeeasional hip eov er iron) the repertoire ol Ste\ e ('oleinan or ('ourtney l’ine.

I The Standard Bearers Queen ('harlotte Rooms. 5()a Queen ('harlotte Street. 555 (snot). 8.l5pm. £4. .la// standards new and old l'rom a six—pieee hand. with ('olin Steele on trumpet. .\'iek (iould on tenor sax. Tom Linlay on keyboards. Rieky Steele oti hass. l’at ()uinn on drums. and singer Wendy \Veathei'hy. The seeond set w ill he a tall intisieians are my ited to bring their instruments (they also get in (or £2).

East Kilbrlde

I The Swingcats liasi ls'ilhnde .-\l't\ ('entre. ()Id ('oaeh Road. “1355 2()llllltl. 8pm. £7 (£4). The Sw ingeats pet'lot'tti their ja/I harmonies. singing a repertoire ol musie ineluding ‘Ttixedo .lunetion' and 'Lullahy ol~ Broadway '. Support eomes l'roin singer Steven l)ully 's Quartet.

Tuesday’ 1 3


I Centre Stage Jazz Club The Auld Hundred. lllll Rose Street. 225 I809. See Tue ().

Wednesday 14


I Colin Steele Trio Henry ‘s Jal/ Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 738.5. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). See Thu l.


I Choro Escoses Henry ‘s Ja/l Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.3(lpm. £5 (£4). Mario ('arihe's new Latin styled group reereates the sound and rhythm ol his native San Paulo.


I Azitiz (‘timhernauld Theatre. Kildrum, (ll 23() 732887. 7.4.5ptii. £3. t'pheat South .-\l’riean l’lavoured ja/I.

Mario Caribe plays as part of Hot Charanga Sauce on Sat 10 Mar and with Choro Escoses, both at Henry’s Jazz Bar, Edinburgh