I The Duke Bliss Trio Tron Theatre. Chisholm Street. 552 8587. 7pm. £17 inc dinner. Relax to the Hawaiian jazz sounds of the Duke Bliss Trio and their steel guitars.
I James Cairney Quartet Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Pianist James Cairney has been playing a starring role iii the National Youth Jazz ()rchestra of Scotland over the past couple of years. and has already made a solo appearatice at the Queen's Hall in a support slot. This is the debut show as a headline artist for this highly promising 16 year old.
I Jazz At The ﬁatalgar Suite Waterloo Buffet. 3 Waterloo Place. 556 7597. 8.30pm. £3. Mainstream. progressive and experimental jazz frotn the resident trio of Ian Millar. Dominic Spencer and Des Travis. plus guest appearances.
I Bill Kyle’s SHJO Human Be-ln. 2—8 West Crosscauseway. 662 8860. 9pm. Free. Shit llot Jazz Quartet ptit together by drummer Kyle arid featuring a rotating line tip of the best of lidinbtirgh’sjazz players such as Coliti Steele. Brian Shiels. Brian Kellock. Jimmy Wood and more.
I New Orleans Joymakers Harbour Arts Centre. 1 14—1 16 Harbour Street. 01294 274059. 2pm. £5 (£3.50). L'p- tempo. New ()rleans-style jazz from this popular Scottish band.
I Ian Miller and Dominic Spencer The Scores Hotel. 76 The Scores. 8.30pm. £3. Contemporary saxophone and piano duo.
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I Chick Lyall Trio Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Progressive jazz sounds from keyboard player Chick Lyall. A classically trained composer. I.ya11 brings a rare sense of form and control tojazz composition.
I The Sempiternal Noon Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 9pm. £5 (£4). Jazz funk grooves from The Hoon backed tip by a selection of l)Js at The 1.'F() Club.
ONigel Clark, Marcus Ford and Nikki King Queen‘s Cross Church. 870 (iarsctibe Road. 946 6600. 8pm. £15. Deft jazz guitar work from Clark and Ford. who will be joined by the Perrier Jazz Vocalist of the Year. Nikki King. lintry includes ‘wine and nibbles'.
I Subie Coleman Band Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Vocalist Coleman. who was previously associated with Cafe Graffiti's Midnight Blue Band. fronts her own outfit. with blues. jazz and soulful tunes.
I Jazz, Dance and Dine Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. 01324 506850. 8pm. £12 inc btiffet. George ()gilvie’s Sophisticated Swing featuring Maggie Mercer provide the traditional style
I Blues ‘n’ Trouble King Tut‘s Wah Wah lltit. 272a St Vincent Street. 221
5279. 8.30pm. £8. The reformed baiid draw on their own blend of rocking blues boogie.
I Soundbone & The Funk-Out- Flt Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. New band from SNJO trombonist Chris Greive with drummer Paul Mills that specialise in soul. funk and jazz.
I Jazz ‘n’ Jive Club Fairmile Inn. 44 Biggar Road. 312 8243. 8pm. £4 (£3). The Louisiana Ragtime Band and The Spirits of Rhythm are on hand to provide the best in traditional and New Orleans jazz at this Christmas party night.
OThe Tommy Smith Quartet - The Christmas Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £10—£12.50 (£5—£8). The saxophonist presents an evening of festive favourites as you‘ve never heard them before. in the company of his regular band. with Gareth Williams (piano). ()rlando De Fletning (bass) and Sebastiaan de Krom (drums).
I Martin Kershaw Quartet Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. A new outfit fronted by innovative saxman and Berklee graduate Kershaw. of Green Juice. Rarefaction and Groovediggaz fame.
I Hung Drawn Quartet Brel. 39—43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3pm. Free. Original and imaginative saxophone quartet. featuring Raymond MacDonald. Graetne Wilson. Keith Edwards and Allon Beauvoisin.
OThe Tommy Smith Quartet - The Christmas Concert RSAMI).
100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £10 (£5—£8). See Fri 2|. Edinburgh
I Green Juice Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. Electronic breakbeat jazz frotn Green Juice. featuring saxophonist Martin Kershaw. Willy Molluson and Sly Si. plus rapper Frosty J.
I Paul Harrison Trio Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Modern jazz from keyboardist Harrison. who is joined by other talents frotn the new school in the form of bassist Mario Caribe and drummer Paddy Flaherty.
I Big Vern And The Shootahs Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. 01324 506850. 8.30pm. £1 1. Soul and R&B stompers from Glasgow‘s answer to The Blues Brothers.
I Nigel Clark Trio Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Guitarist Nigel Clark (formerly of Hue and Cry) joins bassman l'iwan Vernal (formerly of Deacon Blue) and drummer Mike Bradley for an accessible selection ofjazz and Latin tunes.
I Hot Charanga Sauce Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. The startling Latin voice of Carlos Petia fronts a new group playing Brazilian soti music -— with Carrie McKenna (flute). Dave Patrick (piano). Mario Caribe (bass).
I Jazz ‘n’ Jive Club Fairmile ltiti. 44 Biggar Road. 312 8243. 8pm. £4 (£3). The Louisiana Ragtime Band and The Spirits of Rhythm are on hand to provide the best 111 traditional and New Orleans
OCarol Kidd Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £12.50—£l9. Scotland's ﬁrst lady ofjazz continues to build on her reputation as a first-rate interpreter of both standards and more contemporary songs.
I Konrad Wiszniewski Quartet Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Award-winning tenor saxophonist Wiszniewski fronts this young outfit. which also features keyboard. bass and drums.
I Big Vern And The Shootahs Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. 01324 506850. 8.30pm. £1 1. See Sun 23.
I Three Candiru Brel. 3943 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3pm. Free. liclectic new group lead by drummer iNick Weston.
I Twixtmas Jazz Party St Andrew‘s In The Square. Off Saltmarket. St Andrew's Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £1 1. Traditional jazz with a festive flavour from George Penman's Jazzmen and special guests.
I High Heel Sneakers The Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9pm. Free. This five-piece. fronted by west coast trumpeter Lorne Cowieson. dip into the Blue Note vault for a selection of funk atid groove numbers.
I Masquenada Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. A Latin-infused jazz selection from these former Cafe Graffiti regulars. including Chimp of Salsa Celtica fame on percussion and Colin Steele on trumpet. I The Glenn Miller Orchestra L'sher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £17.50—£l9.50. Popularjazz and swing hits front the 40s with this renowned orchestra. who perform in uniforms of the time.
I Alex Yellowlees’ Hot Club Henry’s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Formerly know simply as The Hot Club. violinist Alex Yellowlees’ trio serve tip swing in the classic Reinhardt-Grappelli style.
I Big Vern And The Shootahs Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. 01324 506850. 8.30pm. £1 1. See Stiii 23.
I The Glenn Miller Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 3pm 8: 7pm. £1 l.50---£19.50. See Sat 29.
I Salsa Celtica and Zuba World Music Stage. Castle Street. 09012 777 299. 7—1 1pm. Free. A Fiery mix of Latin beats. jazz rhythms and folk frorii Scottish favourites Salsa Celtica. with Zuba providing a touch of funk. reggae and African dance with a Celtic twist. 1)J Dolphin Boy lays down a mix of the funkiest world music around. See Edinburgh's Hngmmiuy Supplement for more details.
I Blues ‘n’ Trouble The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7.30pm. £8.50—£l 1. See Fri 21.
I Flonna Duncan Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Renowned jazz vocalist presents a varied repertoire. with something for all musical tastes.
Tommy Smith Quartet Whatever next? A concert of venerable Christmas favourites from Tommy Smith (pictured)? Yes. it‘s all true. but expect some unconventional treatments of the likes of 'Silent Night’ and ‘Winter Wonderland from this sizzling group. Watch out for his new solo saxophone album. Into Silence. which is officially out in February. but may well be available on the night (and also online from the Spartacus Records website). Queen's Hall. Edinburgh, Fri 27 Dec; RSA/l/ID, Glasgow. 851122 Dec.
Carol Kidd Singer Carol Kidd has resided south of the border for some years now. but her annual New Year-ish concert is one of the staples of the Scottish jazz calendar. Look for the usual classy. beautifully phrased interpretations of standards and contemporary songs. Queen's Ha//, Edinburgh, Fri 28 Dec.
if?" Nigel Clark, Marcus Ford and Nikki KingThe guitar duo of Nigel Clark and Marcus Ford are joined in this concert by Nikki King. the winner of the jazz vocalist section in this year's Perrier Jazz Awards. Queen's Cross Church. Glasgow. Thurs 20 Dec.
White Iixperieiice and Big Beat 1)Js'. Ricky Martiti tribute act The Latin Lovers: Stars [it Their liyes winner and Freddy Mercury sotiiid alike Gary Mullen; Bella McNab's Ceilidh Batid and Hugh .\1c1)iarmid’s Haircut supply the traditional music iii the Ballroom. with DJ Mike supply iiig only the cheesiest hits in the Supper Room. See Edinburgh's Hugmmrv Supplement for more details.
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I The Big Hogmanay Party Rothesay Pavilion. Argyle Street. Rothesay. 01700841283. 9pm 2am. £10. Featuring traditional jazz from Phil Mason atid his Jazz Band. entertainment from ‘Big Dougie' and more.
New Year’s Day
I New Year Revels Asseiiihly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. 9.30pm—3.30ani. £30. Bring iii the New Year with a lively selection of bands including jazz and ftiiik from the Tam
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I Ne’er Day Jazz Party 292 Club. Chapel Hill Road. Rothesay. 01700 841283. 9pm 1am. £6. Traditional jazz froin old hands Phil Mason and his Jazz
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