I The Jam Session The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 Bridge Street. 9pm. Free. Regular jazz jam session as various guests drop in tojoin the David Patrick Trio.
Isle Of Bute I Isle of Bute Jazz Festival Various Venues. 01700502151. See Thu 2.
I It’s Not Over The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 0781 1 375374. 8pm. £2 (free before I lpnt). Expect three sets starting at 10.30pm. The Beat's night of the best in jazz vocals. with j special guest singer still to be announced.
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I Tea Dance with The Rhythm Kings St Mary's Cathedral. 300 Great Western Road. 560 8217. 1.30—3.30pm. £2. Tea dance with live music from the Rhythm Kings. Part of Feast.
I Freddie King The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 0781 I 375374. 8pm. £2—£3 (free before 11pm). Expect three sets starting at 10.30pm (approx). Renowned vocalist around Edinburgh and London and lather of a whole jazz family. King brings his bebop sound to pay homage to the whole gamut of great jazz singers.
I Geoff Muldaur Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £7.50. L'rban funk. early gospel. jazz. roots and blues from the soulful singer and guitarist. See panel.
I The Usual Suspects The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 Bridge Street. 9pm. Free. See
Ea Joe Locke Quartet Drummer Bill Kyle‘s new jazz club launches in style with a visit from New York vibes master Joe Locke. Fans in these parts first heard Joe play as a guest in Kyle's New York Jazz and Atlantic Bridge outfits of the late 808, but he brings his own drummer with him this time. in the i considerable shape of the great Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts. The New Yorkers will perform in a double bill with Head2Head. Bridge Jazz Bar. Edinburgh, Sat 28 8 Sun 29 Apr. The Hub Sounds like one Edinburgh venue playing at another, but the Hub are not to be confused with the building along the road. This New York-based avant-jazz trio are new to Scotland.
. , _ g. Wed 1. bUt the” adVance pUbl‘C'lY tosses I Indigo Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 around an intriguing range of 7604. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Livej'azz and funk
into the wee small hours.
if I Wendy Weatherby and Friends Merchants Hotise. 7 West (ieorge Street. 334 9757. 12.45pm. £4.50 l£l.50—£4). The popular Scottish jazz vocalist is joined by pianist Ronnie Carruthers and others for a programme ofjazz standards.
I Paul Towndrow Trio Canvas. 62
;; .Albion Street. 552 2101. 8pm. £5. Modern ’- jazz standards and originals from the pen of alto-saxophonistTowndrow.
f I James Taylor Quartet La Belle Angele. Hastie‘s Close. 225 7536. 8pm. £10—-£l2. Hammond-filled acid jazz from the masters of the genre.
I Live Sciences meets Incoupereal The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 07811 375374. 8pm.
influences. including Charles Ives. Slayer and Busta Rhymes. Henry’s Jazz Cellar, Edinburgh, Thu 2 May a? David Berkman Quartet Pianist David Berkman has become a familiar figure on Scottish jazz stages since he first made the transatlantic flight from his adopted home in New York a couple of years ago. Berkman celebrates the release of his third album this time round. Byre Theatre, St Andrews, Sun 5 May; Henry '3 Jazz Cellar, Edinburgh, Mon 6 May.
I Paul Towndrow Quartet The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 Bridge Street. 9pm. Free. Modern jazz standards and originals from the pen of alto-saxophonist
Towndrovv. £2—£3 (free before £l0pm). lixpect three , sets starting at 10.30pm (approx). Hip hop Isle Of Bute with ajazz influence from this L'K act with
vocals from Rowena Wells and the lncoupereal MCs.
I Sylvia Rae Quartet Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. A contemporary. mainstream selection ofjazz numbers from this British Jazz Award-nounnated group. featuring vocalist Rae (who also makes tip one third of indie popsters The Lanterns). Brian
I Isle of Bute Jazz Festival Various ’enues. 01700 502151. See Thu 2.
I David Berkman Quartet Byre Theatre. Abbey Street. 01334 475000. 8pm. £6. Original and inventive contemporary jazz. and the odd standard tune given his own unique spin. from this New York
pianist. Kellock (piano). Kenny lillis (bass) and John Rae (drums). Monday 6 I USB The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 Bridge . Street. 9 im. liree. See Sun 28. Edinburgh ‘
I Legends Of Swing Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrtun. 01236 732887. 7.45pm. £12 (£9). See Hi 3.
I Bob Brozman Wynd Theatre. Buccleuch Street. 01896 823854. 8pm. £8. Southern blues and national steel from Bro/man.
I Gary’s Notebook The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 0781 I 375374. 8pm. £2 (free before £1 lprn). lixpect three sets starting at 10.30pm (approx). Hard driving bop from bassist (iary 1"imister's quartet. named for a Lee Morgan tune.
I David Berkman Quartet Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £7. See Sun 5.
Folk &_ world
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.
I Adrian Byron Burns The Star Club. Riverside Club. l-‘ox Street. 569 7287. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). The stunning young American blues guitarist is a member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.
I Catie Curtis St Andrew's In The Square. Off Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £8.50. CS pop- country singer launches the annual festival of Americana. Big Big Country.
I Session Falkirk Folk Club. The Polish Club. Arnot Street. 01324 613395. 8.30pm. £1. All welcome.
I Folk Music and Song Evening 'I’ullichiwan Hotel. Balloch Road. 01396 757561. 9pm. 1-‘rec. An open-mic session. all singers and musicians welcome.
I Hammell On Trial La Belle Angele. Hastie's Close. 225 7536. 7pm. £6. Raw. punk influenced pseudo— folkster making a name for himself. Parr ril'ri‘i/i'ljv'r-li. See feature.
I Gillian Frame and Findlay Napier The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 7.30 rlflpm. £16. Dinner concert with youthful traditional music from Back of the Moon fiddler Frame and gtiitarist/songwriter Napier. Ticket price includes a two-course meal and glass of wine. Bookings 0131 473 2067.
I Afghan Refugee Benefit Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Classical. folk. poetry and tnore.
I Thunderdogs Ceilidh Dance St Peter's Church Hall. l.utton Place. 8pm. £5. Information 665 1430. (ireat lidinburgh band with a caller to lead the dances. No bar. so bring your own bottle. or refreshments.
I Burns And A’ This Wellington Bar. Wellington Square. 01292 678100. 2 -5pm. An evening of Burns' poetns and songs performed in period costume. I’uI'I rift/Ir Burns Am/ A ' 'I'liulfr’slivul.
I Adrian Byron Burns String Jam Club. Salmon lnn. Bank Street. 01750 20538. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Sec Thu 25.
I Kevin McDermott Starka. Brandon Street. 01698 27664-1. £8. The sitiger/songwriter previews material from his forthcoming album.
I Hammell On Trial King 'l‘ui‘s Walt Walt lltit. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. See Sat 27.
I From Russia With Lev Cafe Cossacltok. Rtissian Cultural Centre. King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. l’ree. Russian. Armenian and gypsy folk from violinist l.e\‘ Atlas.
folk 8. world listings Music
I Wee Folk Club Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Tiny venue has Christine Kydd and Norman Chalmers with their Songs of the Sea. and Tom Clelland's self-penned songs with guitar.
I The Listening Room The Blue Blazer. Spittal Street. 229 5030. 8—10pm. £2 suggested donation. Mellow folk. pop. rock and more at this unplugged gathering of sitiger/songwriters. presented by Peter Michael Rowan of Acoustic Underground. with guests The Decibelles.
I Adrian Byron Burns Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). Superb L'S guitar stylist. See Thu 25.
I Burns And A’ This Wellington Bar. Wellington Square. 01292 678100. 2—5pm. See Sat 27. Part oft/2c Burns AmIA ' Thur festival.
I Gaberlunzie Wellington Bar. Wellington Square. 01292 678100. 9pm—12.30am. Free. Purl rift/1e Burns And A ' Tltulfr'slival.
4 Big Big Country Glasgow's annual festival of Americana has a taster on Thu 25 with sunny Catie Curtis. kicks in next week with passionate Mary Gautier (pictured) on Wed 1 and kicks off officially with powerhouse bluegrass from Nickel Creek Wed 8. and the country rock Cash Brothers on Thu 9. The festival runs for over three weeks with an eclectic mix including Lambchop and the Average White Band. Various venues. G/asgow, Thu 25 Apr-Sun 79 May
Flook This is virtuoso Irish flute player Brian Finnegan in a dream- team quartet of accompanists propelled by bodhran-master John Joe Kelly. guitarist Ed Boyd and alto-flute and accordionist Sarah Allen. Hear them live on BBC Radio's Travelling folk on Thu 9 May too. Edinburgh Folk Club, Wed 8 May.
Burns And A’ That Celebrating the bard in his birth- place round Ayr and Alloway with concerts. talks. walks. fireworks and even a late-night Festival Club in the Famous Spiegeltent. Performers include Jean Redpath. Rod Paterson. Michael Marra. Daimh. Capercaillie. Eddie Reader. James Grant. Phil Cunningham. Aly Bain. DJ Dolphin Boy and many more. Various Venues, Ayr, Thu 2—Sun 5 May.
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