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 18


I Josh Morgan Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 22] 0324. 7.30 9.30pm. Free. Jazz improvisation and boogie woogie from this piano and guitar duo

I The Poindexter Quartet ()blomoy. 24 Candleriggs. 552 425 1. 9pm. l’ree. Modern ja// sounds trom this quartet.


I Dave Milligan Trio llenry 's Jazl Cellar. b’ Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Pianist Milligan and his trio supply a melodic ja/z selection from old standards to newer ltmky tunes.

I Jazz At The Trafalgar Suite Waterloo Bullet. 3 Waterloo Place. 556 7597. S.30pm. £3. .‘ylainstream. progressive and experimental ja// from the resident trio lan Millar. Dominic Spencer and Des Travis pltis guest appearances.


I Green Juice llenry 's Ja/l Cellar. S Morrison Street. 467 5200. Midnight. £5. lilectronic breakbeat ja// lrom (ireen Jttice. featuring saxophonist Martin Kershaw. Willy Molluson and Sly Si. plus rapper lirosty J.

I Jazz ‘n’ Jive Club l‘airmile Inn. 44 Biggar Road. 3 I2 3243. Spm. £4 (£3). Special guests l‘red Murray's Big Band join the Spirits ol‘ Rhythm to serve tip a selection ol' traditional ja/l numbers. OCIaire Martin Queen's llall. (‘lerk Street, 668 2(ll‘). b.3llpttt. £ll) £42.50. See llitlist.

I Ken Vandermark Five llenry \ Ja// ('ellar. S Morrison Street. 467 5200. S30pm. £ l0. Cutting edge ja// led by Chicago-based saxophonist and clarinettist \i'andermark and his quintet. embarking on their first l'ls' tour. See preview.


I Helen Shapiro l-‘alkirk low H Hall. West Bridge Street. lll .324 506850. 7.30pm. £l0 (£9). l'cttltll'ittg ja//. gospel. blues and even the odd show tune trom this long standing vocalist.

East Kilbride I Blue Cat Trio and The Stormy




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Coach Road. (H.355 26l000. 9pm. £6 (£4). Laid-back sounds courtesy of this bluesy double bill.

Saturday 20


I Keith Edwards Quartet Brel.

39 43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3pm. Free. Modern jazz sounds from this lively quartet. led by alto saxophonist Keith lidwards.


I Melting Pot Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. Midnight. £5. 'l‘rumpeter Colin Steele (Midnight Bltte Band) leads his six-piece through a dancetloor-minded jazz set. with the emphasis on t‘unk.

I Sylvia Rae Quartet Henry's Jazz Cellar. X Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Sylvia Rae explores a varied vocal repertoire with the superb trio ot‘ Brian Kellock (piano). Kenny lillis (bass) and John Rae (drums).


ONational Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland RSAMI). l()() Rent-rew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8 (£2~£5). There are sortie very exciting things going on in NYJoS these days. and this collabo- ration with special guest saxophonist Jonas Knutsson should add another dimension to their music. Programme will include new works by Knuttson and Bertil l‘alt. Part of Suit/Ills u/‘Slt'r'rlr'lt.


I Second Line Jazz Band l-‘airmile Inn. 44 Biggar Road. 3 l 2 8243. 8pm. £6 (£5). A special helping of traditional jazz presented by lidinburgh Jazz ‘n‘ Jive Club. I Tam White Wee liolk Club. Royal Oak. lntirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Scotland's acclaimed bluesman returns alter his tour of 'l'urkey.

I Colin Steele Trio Henry’s Ja/z Cellar. S Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Trumpeter Colin Steele fronts this new contemporary jazz trio.

I Jazz At The Trafalgar Suite Waterloo Bullet. 3 Waterloo Place. 556 7597. 8.30pm. £3. See Thu 18.


I Jah Wobble’s Solaris The Arches. Spin. £l2 ( l0). Bassist Jah Wobble is best known (or his adventures with John Lydon in Pll.. but he also has a long track record in working with tree jazz improvisers. This lascinating quintet draws on a very eclectic line-up. including mix-master Bill Laswell on bass and electronics. pianist and composer Harold Budd. cornetist (iraham llay nes (son of legendary jazz drummer


Martin Taylor’s Nitelife CD is already heading for major sales, and builds on the success of his debut for Sony Jazz, Kiss and Tell. Taylor viewed signing with Sony as a chance to develop fusion- oriented directions he had explored in the late 805, and acknowledges that joining such a label means ‘you have to play the game to some degree’. There is still plenty of jazz action within this more radio- friendly format, though, and his touring band also features saxophonist Denys Baptiste, whose own Alternating Currents (Dune Records) features a couple of guest shots from the guitarist.

(Kenny Mathieson)

I Marti/i fay/or's Nite/ile play the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, F1126 Oct.

Roy Haynes) and Can drummer Jaki Leibezit. See preview.


I Slidin’ Delta Bannerman's. 2l2 Cowgate. 556 3254. 9.30pm. Free. Scottish blues act presented under the Clanned lleat banner


I Carole Clegg 8. Speakeasy Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 mm. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Trumpeter Digby liairweatherjoins vocalist (leg and Speakeasy tor a night ot~ trad jazz. Dixie and swing.

Wednesday 24

Glasgow I Three Candiru 'I‘chai-Ovna. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm. £1. Modern

jazz sounds from this trio.


I Power Of Scotland Big Band Henry’s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. The Power Scotland Big Band members include some of the best players around on the scene at the moment. coming together to play in a big band just (or fun. Drummer John Rae leads a veritable who‘s who of the Scottish jazz.


I James Last SliCC. l‘innieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. £25 £30. Last and his Big Band orchestra otter sounds from the 40s and 50s.


I Paul Harrison Quadrant Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Modern jazz t'rom keyboardist Harrison. who is already making major waves in jazz circles. lie is joined by other talents from the new school in the form of guitarist Ross Milligan. saxophonist Konrad Wiesniewski and drummer Alyn (‘osker


I Soundbone & The Funk-Out-Fit Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. Midnight. £5. Trombonist Chris (ireive and drummer Patil Mills co-lead a band that specialises in soul. funk and jitll.

I Jazz ‘n’ Jive Club liairmile Inn. 44 Biggar Road. 3J2 8243. 8pm. £4 (£3). Special guests The Dave Keir Hot 4 join the Spirits of Rhythm to supply traditional and New Orleans jazz.

I Cathie Rae - The Julie London


Claire Martin Singer (and more recently radio presenter) Claire Martin is regularly voted best jazz vocalist in the various UK jazz awards, and her string of fine albums for Linn Records (including Every Now And Then. a new ‘best ot‘ compilation) backs that up in convincing fashion. Queen's Hall. Edinburgh, Fri 79 Oct.

National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland There are exciting and innovative things going on within NYJoS these days. and this collaboration with Swedish musicians Jonas Knuttson and Bertil Falt should : also fall into that category. RSAMD. Glasgow. Sun 27 Oct. Ethan Iverson lverson's unbroken sets of deconstructed jazz standards and pop classics were the talk of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival. and the pianist is reunited with bassist Brian Shiels and drummer .lohn Rae for a couple of nights. courtesy of his work with the Mark Morris Dance Company. Henry '3 Jazz Cellar: Edinburgh, Wed 3/ Oct» 7 hu I Nov. '5

Songbook Henry's Jan Cellar. S Morrison Street. 467 5200. H.30pin. £5. Singer ('athie Rae draw s on the repertoire of the late Julie London.

I Martin Taylor Queen's llall. (‘lerk Street. 668 2(ll9. b.3(lpttt. £l l £l5 (£6). See Thu 25.

East Kilbride

I Legends Of Swing \‘illage ‘t‘lieatre. Maxwell Drive. 0l355 248669. l.30pm. £7 £9. Tribute to some of the swing era's biggest names lilla Fitzgerald.

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