Junior Big Band competition. and West

Lothian Schools Jazz Band join forces for an afternoon of big band sounds.


I Diana Krall Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £20—£26. The biggest selling artist in current jazz makes her (ilasgow debut (and only her second gig in Scotland). See prey'iew.

Wednesday 6


I Ryan Quigley Quintet Henry's Jazz. Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. An up-and-coming Scottish quintet fronted by trumpeter Quigley.


I Jefferson Justice Ensemble Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The JJli mash up jazz. pop and l'olk with liberal dashes of improvisation leading to a liberated musical style.

I Preston Reed Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. This American guitarist plays the spectrum of jazz l'rom blues to romantic impressionistii.


I Band Of H.M. Royal Marines Scotland Carnegie Hall. liast Port. 01383 314000. 7.30pm. £6 (£5) season ticket £25 (£20). Popular concert season featuring music from the classics. shows. lilm and big band era.

Friday 8


I The Swinging Lovers Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 221 ()324. 5pm. Free. This 40-piece big band from Strathclyde L'niyersity proyide a swinging selection of romantic sounds from (iershwin. (ilenn Miller. and


I Rumba Caliente Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. .\'ew six piece band lead by Salsa ('cltica trumpeter Toby Shippey. proyiding the finest in hot raunchy Latin sounds.

I Cathie Rae Quartet The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 7.30pm. £16 with dinner. Dinner concert with classic and contemporary jazz l‘rom Cathie Rae (billed by the Hub as Catherine Rae - terribly l'ormal ). OSteve Kettley’s Odd Times Henry’s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. \\'tii'ltl tiitisic and jazz collide in this new outlit lrom Salsa Celtica's saxophonist and llautist. Steye is joined by cellist Robin Mason. bassist Alex Hudson Craul‘urd (bet he gets his name misspelled a lot) and drummer l)es Trayis. and promises quirky original compositions with a touch of ethnic influence.

I Soundbone & The Funk-Out- Fit Dundee Rep. Tay Square. ()1382 223530. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). See Hi 1.

Saturday 9


I Tom MacNiven Quartet Bi-el. 397-43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3pm. liree. 'l‘rumpeter Tom Mac.\'iyen leads his own quartet.

I Songs For Swinging Lovers Part One St Andrew‘s In The Square. 011‘ Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £9.95 (inc dinner). Mellow jazz. and other romantic tunes from pianist and y'ocalist Iiliot Murray as part of the City ()1‘ Loye l‘estiyal.


I The Goat Stew World Jazz Party Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. World roots. al‘ro beat and Latin llayoured jazz from Toby Shippey's new six piece band. I Todd Gordon Quartet v Konrad Wisniewski Henry’s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 407 5200. 8.30pm. £5. The so-called ‘cutting contesis' were a de rigueur attraction iii the swing era. and the l'amotis Jazz at the Philharmonic tours organised by the late .\'oi'iiiaii (iranz were often that in all but name. Swing yocalist Todd (iordon sets himself a difficult task in this showdown with superb saxophonist \Visniewski.


I Brian Irvine Ensemble The Arches. 253 Argy lc Street. 0901 0220300. 8pm. £8 (£6). \Vhile centring on jazz and lryine's own compositions. expect anything from classical. poetry and psychedelic rock to get a look in at some point.


I Ross Milligan Quartet Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Blues and l‘unk l‘rom this sophisticated guitarist. who is making his presence felt on the lidinburgli scene alter a spell down sotith.

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


GAmerican Festival of Blues liestiy'al Theatre. 13 2‘) .\'icolson Street. 52‘) 0000. 7.30pm. £9.50 £13.50 (£7.50 £11.50). See Sat 2.

Wednesday 1 3


I Jill Scott Barrow land. 244

(iallow gate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £18. A mature blend ol jazz. Rth and touch ol hip hop l‘rom this American \ocalist.

I Linda Fletcher Trio Brcl. 39 43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 8pm. Free. A night of easy listening loyc songs and lounge music 11'0111 the trio. As part ol the (ilasgow City ()l‘1.oye licstiyal.


I Open Mic Henry 's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £3. A chance l'or aspiring musicians and singers to [)Cl'lDl'lll with a [)l'ttlt‘SSltlllttl rhythm section.


I Songs For Swinging Lovers Part 2 St Andrew 's lit The Square. ()11 Saltmarket. St Andrew 's Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £9.95 (inc dinner). The Rena Dunbar Trio perform a selection of romantic jazz classics on this special Valentine's Day concert as part ol the City ()1 Loy c l’estiyal.

I St Valentine’s Latino Dining Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 221 0324. 8pm. Hot Latin jazz l'rom Macumba with dance demonstrations by Salsa Sabrosa. Dinner bookings at 11 l’ayone: ()141 221 ()543: d‘Arcy‘s: ()141 266 4309: Buzzy Wares: ()141 248 4066.


I Dominic Alldis and Jonathan Gee Henry 's Jazz (char. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £7 (£5). A sophisticated cycning ol' classic tunes by the likes of Duke lillington. Noel Coward and Cole Porter l'rom singer/pianists Dominic Alldis. well established in the vocal licld. atid Jonathan (ice. one ol the most exciting pianists on the British jazz scene. who is now unyciliiig his talents as a singer as well. The duo also play at the Links Hotel. Montl'osc. tomorrow.

folk & world listings Music

Dates listed below are for one-off and ticketed shows. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Folk 8: World listings compiled by Norman Chalmers.

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OCeltic Connections Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. Tickets for all venues 353 8000. (iRCH is the main yenue l'or (ilasgow‘s annual celebration of roots. folk. country. rock. pop. blues and contemporary music loosely linked round a Celtic theme. Non-Main Auditorium concerts are in the Strathclyde Suite. ()ther eyents are in the Exhibition Hall.

I Danny Kyle’s Open Stage Royal Concert Hall. 5pm. I’rec. Part of Celtic Connections. See (l/)()l'(’.

I Brian Kennedy Main Auditorium. Royal Concert Hall. 7.30pm. £l4—£16. The lrish sitiger/songwriter with the celebrated choirboy yoice is best known l‘or his work with Van Morrison and Ronan Keating. Purl n/‘Ce/Iir' ('miiit'climis. (I/)()l'('.

I Scottish Women The Piping Centre. McPhater Street. (‘owcaddens 287 5511. 8pm. £8. Scots and (iaclic song with Ray 1’isher. Sheena Wellington. lshbel MacAskill and Margaret Bennett. I’urt och/It‘r' Conner/inns. (l/)()l‘(’.

I Colin Reid Trio Royal Concert Hall. 8pm. £10. Tremendous Bell'ast- born guitarist accompanied by yiolin and cello. Lyrical. highly polished and original music. Purl ti/‘(t'lrit- ('onnt't'limts. Sr't' (l/)()l'(‘.

I An Evening Of Americana The Arches. Argyle Street. ()901 022 0300. 8pm. £12. The Alison Brow n Quartet play hugely accomplished banjo-led jazzy bluegrass and folk. Guests include American/lrish l'usioneer Tim ()‘Brien. l’urr n/‘(t’lrii' ('mtiit't‘lirms. St't' (l/NIH’.

I The Singer And The Song Tron Theatre. 'I‘rongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £8. Songwriters in concert. Phone 101' details. Purl ({fCt’l/lt' Connections. See (l/mi‘r’.

I Scottish Traditions Of Dance Trust St Andrew's In The Square. St Andrew's Street. ol'l' Saltmarket. 548 6020. 8pm. £6. l’url (gift/Ht"

( 'nitiit'r‘li'mis'. See above.

I Bruce Cockburn The Old l‘ruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 1. 9pm. £15. Huge in .\'oth America. the Canadian singer/songwritcr/guitai'ist incorporatesjazz. rock and world music inlluences into his compositions. A unique. wry. liberal plea for humanitarianism. green issues. social

justice. and spiritual sanity. lle‘s

entertaining too. l’urt ofCr/ri'r Connections. See (l/)()l'(’.

I Festival Club The Quality Central Hotel. (iordon Street. 221 9680. 10.30pm. £2.50 £5. . l’url ofCt’l/it' (turner/inns. St’t’ (l/HIH’.

I Major Matt Mason, The Sunshine Delay and Jimmy Riff The State Bar. 148 Holland Street. 332 2159. 8pm. £3. liolk/rock hybrid at the Acoustic Lightbulb show: t'S urban roots from Mason. Scottish country rockers The Sunshine Delay. and post— punk l‘olkster Ril‘l‘.


I Schools Showcase Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.301311" £4 (£2); lamily ticket £8. Pupils ll‘Ulll oyer a dozen lidinburgh schools perl‘orm everything from classical and rock to traditional Scottish.


Celtic Connections Providing a last weekend of wonderful music that includes a pair of Irish treats with the Dubliners and Paul Brady WITH a dream band. US COuntry crossover star Tim O' Brien. and England's Oyster Band Wllh young Elllgel-VOICGCi Cara Dillon. And then there's the two beautiful Galician z'xomen vocalist Mercedes Peon ard gaita player Susann Seviane who deal out eutial amounts of passion and preCision with their own bands. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and various venues. Thu 37 Jan -— Sun 3 Feb.

-2 Edinburgh Folk Club Pulling the attention away from Glasgow xiith two great concerts the Edinburgh FOlk Club brings a pair of top right Canadians: songwriter of note James Keelahan and fiddler extraordinaire Oliver Schroer. A week :ater Simon Thouinire. Eilidh Shaw. Macoim Stitt and KEVIN McKenzie of Scots band Keep It Up launch their second albun‘. Keelaban and Sniper. Edinburgh Folk Club. Wed 7 lien: Keep It Up. Wed 74 Feb.


I Danny Kyle’s Open Stage Royal Concert Hall. 353 8000. 5pm. l’tirl rift 't'llit' (‘umu’t'liwiy Sec Thu 3/. I Paul Brady & The Liberty Belles Royal Concert Hall. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £25 £30. Sec panel. Part of (ill/r Connections. Set 77111 3/.

I Kristina Olsen Tllc‘ Piping Centre. 30 34 McPhater Street. Cowcaddens. 287 551 1. 8pm. £8. Funny and cleyer l'S songwritcr/bluesperson also say. concci'tina and piano. l’itrr n/(‘t’llit' (irtllllt’t'I/(tlly. .St't' Hill 3/.

I Mark Sheridan ‘The Curve Of The Earth’ (ilasgow Cathedral. Castle Street. 552 8198. 8pm. £10. .\'ew composition by Sheridan l'or liddler Alasdair lirasei' and a string orchestra. Special guests include (iaelic diya lshbel MacAskill and young harpist Phamie (itiw. I’rll'l (l/(T'l/lt' ('rillllt't‘llully. .St't’ Hill 3/.

I The McCalmans Royal Concert Hall. 3538000. 8pm. £10. They‘ye been performing since 1964. touring and recording oycr twenty albums. The McCalmans. with new boy Stephen ()uigg. continuc their distinctiye three- part \ocal harmony sing. l’urt tutti/tic (‘uiiiit'i‘lr’n/is. St't’ Hill 3/.

I The Indigo Girls The Old l-‘rtiitiiiai'ket. Albion Street. 287' 5511. 10pm. £15. l‘oriiied iii 1985. liidigo (ill’ls Amy Ray and limily Saliers. with their own cool brand ol' l'olk-rock. look ahead to their eighth album. otit early this year. l’ttrl of ('t'llii' (‘ttiiitt't'tib/iy. St't’ Hm 3/.

I Celtic Connections Ceilidh Royal Concert Hall. 3538000. 10pm. £3.51). [10'] rift ‘(’///(' (it’ll/H’C/l‘U/IA. .St't' Hill 3/.

I Festival Club The Quality Central Hotel. (iordon Street. 221 9080. 10.30pm. £2.50 £5. See Thu 31.

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