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.
I Melting Pot Canyas. 62 Albion Street. 552 2101. 8pm. £5. Trumpeter Colin Steele (Midnight Blue Band) leads his six-piece through a dancefloor- minded jazz set. with the emphasis on the ftttik.
I Rumba Caliente The Beat Jazz Basement. l Chambers Street. 0781 1 375374. 8pm. £2—£3 (free before 10pm). New six-piece band led by Salsa Celtica trumpeter Toby Shippey. pt‘oy iding the finest in hot raunchy Latin sounds.
I Sierra Maestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £12.50. With a sound recalling the 1920's heyday of Cuban tnusic. the group mark their 25th anniversary with music froin a new album. Rum/zero Soy.
I Nigel Clark Trio Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. (itiitarist Nigel Clark (formerly of Hue and Cryijoins bassinan liw'an Vernal (ex- Deacon Blue) and drummer Mike Bradley for an accessible selection ofjazz atid Latin tunes.
I Graeme Wilson Quartet The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 9pm. Free. This foursome. fronted by talented sax player Wilson. play boppish material with ethnic influences.
I Hot Charanga Sauce Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. The startling Latin mice of Carlos Pena fronts a new group playing Brazilian son music ~ with Carrie McKenna (flute). Daye Patrick (piano). Mario Caribe (bass).
I Monosapians The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 0781 1 375374. 8pm. £2—£4 (free before 10pm). A blend of breaks. beats and 21st century jazz. from this llieroglyph Records act (formerly known as Desiato).
0 Alex Norris and the Paul Harrison Quintet Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. S Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. American trumpeter Norris makes his Scottish debut with rising piano star Pattl Harrison.
I Pseudofunk, Flea Market and Sidewinder La Belle Angele. Hastie's Close. 225 7536. 9pm. £4 7 £5. Triple bill of funk. rare grooye and acid jazz all backed tip by DJs of a similarly funky persuasion.
I The BackBeat Band The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 9pm. l‘ree. Four-piece electric jazz night featuring the best in local talent.
I Candiru Brel. 39 43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3pm. Free. Drummer Nick Weston leads this exciting new jazz act. 0 Masters of Groove (‘('.-\. 350 Satichiehall Street. 352 4900. 9pm. £16. llot sottl. hard funk and grooves front drummer Bernard Purdie. organist Reuben Wilson and guitarist (irant (ireen Jr (the son of (irant (irccn. you won't be surprised to hear).
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I The Piano Trio The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 2.30pm. Free. Regular piano afternoon session featuring yariotis pianists and their bios. I John Rae Quartet Henry's Jazz Cellar. S Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. A new baiid for this intriguing drummer also featuring Steye Hamilton (keys). liwan Vernal (bass) and Keyin MacKenzie (guitar).
I The Bridge House Band The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 9pm. Free. A regular tiye-piece with a yariable line-up playing specially commissioned arrangements.
I Sierra Maestra Tolbooth 'I‘heatre. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £10 (£6.50). See Thu 6.
I Crazy Rhythm Harbour Arts Centre. 1 14 116 Harbour Street. 01294 274059. 7.45pm. £4 £6. This yersatile jazz group present Journeys by (iuitar calling at (iypsy swing. llamenco. Mozart attd all points in between.
I Masters of Groove (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 7pm. £16. See Sat 8.
I The Big Blues Jam Studio 1. (it'()s\elt()t' Hotel. Byres Road. 341 6516. 6pm. Free. The New Blues Surfers host a night of blues sounds with Various special gtiests such as Rey Doc. John Doole and
I Melting Pot with Alex Norris Henry's Jazz Cellar. S Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. Dancetloor jazz with a Latino edge from trumpeter Steele's six-piece with special guest t'S horn blower Norris.
I Duo Jazz Brunch The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 1.30pm. liree. Various jazz duos proy ide laid-back sounds to accompany those lazy Sun brunches.
I Jazz at the Trafalgar Suite Waterloo Buffet. 3 Waterloo Place. 556 7597. 8.30pm. £3. Mainstream. progressiye and experimental jazz from the resident trio Ian Millar. Dominic Spencer and Des Trayis plus guest appearances.
I Freewheelers The Bridge Jazz
Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 9pm. Free. Stunning alto-sax man Rob Hall‘s four-piece jazz batid.
I Stuart Gorman Quartet The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 07811 375374. 10pm. £2 between 11pm and 1am (free at all other times). Jazz fttnk from this young quartet. led by guitarist Stuart (iorman.
I The Kings of Swing Big Band Tolbooth Theatre. Jail \Vynd. 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £12 (£8). Classic swing from this new ensemble featuring members of the RSN(). playing inusic by Count Basie. Duke lillington. (ilenn Miller and more.
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I The New Blues Surfers Studio 1. (irosyenor Hotel. Byrcs Road. 341 6516. 9pm. Free. Local ftye—piece blues batid.
I The Jam Session The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 9pm. l‘ree. Regular jazz jam session as yariotis guest drop in tojoin the Dayid Patrick Trio.
I lain Copeland Quartet The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 07811 375374. 10pm. £2 between 11pm and latii (free at all other times). Melodic
jazz from drummer Copeland atid his
Tuesday 1 1
I Lazybones The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 0781 1 375374. 10pm. £2 between 10pm atid lam (free at all other times). Jazz standards and swing yocals from
Wednesday 1 2
I Three Candiru Tchai-()\ na. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. Spm. £1.50. Michael Deans and Nick Weston's eyer changing jazz band joined by yarious guests. 12 Jtiii sees Robert Henderson on trumpet and Cieorge McNichol on bass.
0 Barney Kessel Tribute Event The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge.
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The recent Nordic ltlvaSIOH continues this month at Henry's Wllll VISITS from a couple of very excning bands. Atomic make a return later iii the month. btit first tip comes a new name on the grownig Henry's roster. Stahls Bla.
The most familiar component of the group IS likely to be saxophonist Joachim Milder. if only because he played recently in Scotland With the Chick Lyall Trio. to ()()i"1Sl(J(}fE1Dl() acclaim. The band is led by Vibraplxone player Mattias Stahl. and features Filip Atigtistson on bass and Thomas Stronen on drums. If their recent CD is anything to go by. they W1” be well worth catching. (Kenny Mathiesoiii I Stab/5; B/a play Henry '5; Jazz Ce/lar, Edinburgh on Hit/ 2()~F/'i :31 Jtlll.
478 2510. 8pm. £4. (illitat'ist Barney Kessel is seriously ill. and in need of help with bills for health care. Some of Scotland's best guitarists will perform at this benefit to help raise cash. The entry fee is in the form of a minimum donation - anything additional will be gratefully receiyed.
I The Ruffness The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 0781 1 375374. 8pm. £2 £3 (free before 10pm). Blues. reggae. drutii & bass collide as new night liood for Thought pushes at the boundaries ofjazz.
I Chick Lyall Trio Henry 's Jazz Cellar. b’ Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. ()ne of Scotland's leading pianists and composers performs in his new trio.
I Legends of Swing Howdcti Park Centre. Howden. ()1506 433634. 7.30pm. £9 (£6). Mttsicians and singers from the BBC Big Band atid Syd Law retice ()rchcstra recreate the sounds of Nat King Cole. lilla 1-‘itzgerald and Bing Crosby.
I Soundbone 8. the Funk-Out- Fit Canyas. 62 Albion Street. 552 2101. Spin. £5. New baiid from trombonist Chris (ireiye with drummer Patil Mills that specialise iii sotil. ftiiik and jazz unsurprisingly.
I Roost Studio I. (irosy‘etior Hotel. Byt'es Road. 341 6516. 9pm. l’ree. Raw blues action.
I Beat Root Juice The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 0781 1 375374. Spm. £2 £3 (free before 10pm). A heady mix ofjazz. world and Latin beats. baiid details still to be confirmed. I Preston Reed Henry 's Jazz Cellar. S Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. This remarkable American guitarist play s the w hole spectrum ofjazz from blues to romantic impt‘essionism.
I Ross Milligan’s CDMK Quartet The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 9pm. 1‘ree. (ittitat'ist Milligan's latest quartet featuring Martin Kershaw‘. Mike Dunning and Aly ti Cosker.
I The Legend of Sinatra Carnegie Hall. Iiast Port. 01383 314000. 7.30pm. £12.50 (£10- £1 1 ). (iary Williams sings